159. Clarissa Rayward on Podcasting Success, Going Beyond Traditional Thinking and Her Top Tips

The legal profession is often seen as about as staid and traditional as they come. But lawyer turned podcaster turned all-round entrepreneur, Clarissa Rayward, shows that there are opportunities to shake up even the most traditional of industries and create a lucrative business along the way.

Welcome to Should I Start A Podcast where each week Ronsley Vaz, with the help of a star-studded entrepreneurial guest line-up, explores why you should start a podcast; build an audience, and how to keep them hungry for more. If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, or simply finding a better way to get your message out to your audience, then this is the podcast for you.

By her own admission, Clarissa has never been a traditional lawyer. Being a divorce lawyer is not easy, and it was the serious mental and physical health effects the job was having on her colleagues and herself that led to her light bulb moment. Now along with running her own legal firm, Brisbane Family Law Centre, she spends much of her time helping fellow lawyers improve their health and wellbeing through her blog, The Happy Family Lawyer, her podcast and book, Happy Lawyer Happy Life, and more recently her membership community.

In this inspiring session from We Are Podcast 2017, Clarissa describes how podcasting helped paved the way for turning her side hustle into a $10,000 a month business. Clarissa also provides a bunch of practical tips that you can apply in any industry. 

Here’s just some of what Clarissa covers in this video:

  • Her inspiration for starting a blog
  • Surrounding yourself with positive people and inspiring change
  • The decision to write a book
  • Her podcasting journey and crystallizing a vision
  • Creating an online course
  • The inspiration for a membership community
  • What has and hasn’t worked for her in podcasting and business
  • Her four most important lessons learned
  • Recommended tools to try


The Happy Family Lawyer
Happy Lawyer Happy Life podcast
Happy Lawyer Happy Life book
Glen Carlson
Mel Telecican, Course9

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Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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