Purpose Living with Tamarra Causley

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In this week’s episode of the Law Practice Doctor, Sam Gaylord interviews Tamarra Causley Robinson. Tamarra is a certified coach that helps people live with purpose right now. Tamarra has worked in the corporate world for the past 25 years, 20 of those years with one of the largest professional services firms in the world.


  • How did you come to realize that your life needed to change?
  • How does someone figure out what they really want?
  • What does it mean to actually coach someone?
  • What are some common reasons that people come to you for help?
  • How do you work with clients to figure where they should go from here?
  • How does confidence fit in to how you coach people?



  • Being successful at work can sometimes be at odds with living your life.
  • High achievers often work unconsciously, focused on success without thinking about things like family.

Understanding Yourself

  • People often have a hard time admitting that they don’t know how to change.
  • Look to your past to see where you found joy in your life.
  • An extra 15 minutes each day can be the small win that can create big changes.
  • You are you’re own worst critic.
  • You need to find a balance between achievement and appreciation for what you’ve accomplished.
  • Celebrate your small wins.
  • Maintain a positive atmosphere in your life and try to eliminate or minimize negativity.
  • “Comparison is the thief of all joy.”
  • Other people often see things in you that you can’t see yourself.
  • Focus on your work rather than the possibility of failure.


  • Coaching is helping people understand where they are and where they want to be.
  • A coach helps you in every area of your life.
  • They ask questions that make you think about the way you live.
  • A coach can help you take your “game” to the next level.
  • Compete against yourself instead of someone else.
  • Journaling can reveal what you really want.
  • Physically writing can be more powerful than typing.
  • Find a close friend that you can actually talk to about what you want. Saying it out loud is very different from saying it in your head.
  • Focus on creating value and giving, you will tend to get back more in return.

Common Problems

  • People typically compare themselves to others without taking stock of what they have already achieved.
  • High achievers feel like spending their time on themselves can cost them professionally.
  • People lose the passion for their work. Without the support of family or friends that they can share with, they can feel lost.
  • Your perception of others can minimize how you feel about your own achievements.


  • Building confidence can be done in many different ways.
  • Affirmations, saying positive things about yourself out loud.
  • Facing your fears directly and finding they aren’t as scary as you thought can be life changing.
  • A common fear is public speaking, conquering that can be a major confidence builder.
  • People sometimes feel that if they aren’t confident in one thing, they aren’t confident in anything.
  • If you see someone doing something you want to do, ask them how they got to where they are.
  • Put your problems into perspective, the biggest problem you’re facing is likely pretty small in the scheme of your life.

Final Tips

  • Figure out where you are and where you want to be, then take the first step.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others, compete against yourself.
  • Take the time to celebrate your achievements.
  • Start journaling, you may learn something about yourself you did not expect.

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