Rogue #13: Justin Sievert, Rogue Lawyer

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Rogue #13: Justin Sievert

Rogue Lawyer &
2x World’s Strongest Man competitor


This episode is for the entrepreneurs out there, especially creative entrepreneurs struggling with balancing their creativity and channeling that into tangible goals. This episode’s guest, Justin Sievert, could be considered a “rogue lawyer.” The firm that he owns with his business partner (Sievert-Werly) launched 2 years ago, and essentially functions as a startup. The practice works with small to medium-sized businesses with an emphasis in sports and fitness fields. In this conversation, we talk about setting priorities, how to balance parenting with a career, and embracing failure without embarrassment. 

In addition to his rogue lawyering, he is a national strongman competitor, which is how my husband and I came to meet him several years ago. But, interestingly, most of his law peers don’t know this about him…this made for an interesting delve into why, and how it plays out in his interactions with coworkers and clients.

This episode is also for the DADS out there. Justin is has two little boys, and his rogue life allows for him to be more flexible in this role as his wife is also a full-time attorney. This is something he’s very intentional with as he builds his life, and we had good conversation surrounding this topic.

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ABOUT The Rogue Ones Podcast:

Humans are hard-wired to survive - to live as easily as possible. To get from point A to point B with as little stress as possible. Or at least - that’s how we think life should be. But some of us decide we don’t want to live that way.

My name is Leslie Eiler Thompson and I am the host and creator of The Rogue Ones podcast, in which I curate conversations with extraordinary folks doing fascinating things - fearlessly living remarkable lives and deciding a straight path from point A to point B is boring. They’re going rogue. 

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggests that “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” 

These rogues, all successful in their varied fields, openly share stories of failure, success, insecurity, lucky-breaks…and they are hand-picked for those who listen to the podcast series, desperately wishing to live with a bend toward the remarkable.

It’s my supposition that the most remarkable among us have found ways to bring their circumstances, character traits, and values together to build extraordinary realities. These people fascinate me - and I bet they fascinate you, too. By hearing these stories, we can adopt a rogue lifestyle with a bend toward the remarkable.

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