https://abovethelaw.com/2017/11/will-more-money-more-systems-and-more-time-make-more-solos-happy/ Carolyn Elefant, my favorite solo (next to myself), gets it. This is a great piece about why more systems, more seminars about marketing, more money, and more time won't make for a happier life for a solo, or any lawyer for that matter. Do you want to be happy? First, choose to be happy. You get to choose how you react to the world. Want to pursue your passion? Just do it. For me, practicing law in a way that I choose, making just enough money to be comfortable, having a mission of making those I love free to choose to be happy; these are the benefits of solo practice. I don't have to go to meetings about marketing, or whatever, at the whim of somebody else. Believe me, you don't need to make gobs of money to be happy. One of my favorite movies did a great job of proving this: Eat Pray Love. There really isn't a more complicated answer to happiness. Apply it to your life and go be happy. Read Carolyn's article, grasshopper. Understand.