For years I was lost in chaos because I had too much stuff. It filled house, drained my bank account, and polluted my mind. I became committed to living without excess. For example, do you need 6 different spatulas, 20 coffee cups, and a salad spinner? Likely not. I have only what I need, and I keep only what I love. I get rid of things the moment that I cannot use them anymore. It is freeing. My mind is clear. I love that my house is always clean.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ally Lozano, a national award-winning attorney, best-selling author, speaker, CEO, and mother of 5. Ally is the founder of AMIGA Lawyers, an international network of mother and female immigration attorneys. She hosts a yearly conference for women attorneys called Women, Power, and Money, and empowers women around the country to do the work that they love while making a great living.
Thank you so much for joining us! What is your “backstory”?
I’ve been an advocate for my entire life. When I was 16 years old, I went to Belize and saw poverty for the first time. That experience changed me forever. I wanted to help give a voice to the voiceless. I wanted to be a champion for justice. That lead me to become an immigration attorney.
However, along the way I learned to develop an incorrect way of thinking. I came to believe that if I wanted to do work to help people who are disadvantaged, then I was never going to be able to make a good living. This mindset kept me stuck in underearning for my entire legal career.
That is, until I had my son in 2014. I realized that any time that I was working meant that I had to be away from him, and I couldn’t bare to be apart when he was a baby. On an emotional level, I couldn’t afford to drain my emotions and my resources at my job. I had a living person who literally depended on me for survival, and I had to bring all that I had to him. That is when I decided that I had…