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Be a Better Lawyer hosted by Dina Cataldo

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How do high-achieving lawyers break through generations of being taught that we have to grind ourselves into the ground to get results for clients, build a successful business and create a life we love? While law schools are busy teaching the rule of law, they’re slacking on teaching us how to be a better human to create for ourselves the success we thought we’d achieve after law school. This podcast bridges the gap between law school and life. Dina Cataldo is a life coach for lawyers and a full-time practicing lawyer who teaches law firm owners how to rewire their brain to increase productivity and decrease stress. Get ready to take your life to a whole new level.

How do high-achieving lawyers break through generations of being taught that we have to grind ourselves into the ground to get results for clients, build a successful business and create a life we love? While law schools are busy teaching the rule of law, they’re slacking on teaching us how to be a better human to create for ourselves the success we thought we’d achieve after law school. This podcast bridges the gap between law school and life. Dina Cataldo is a life coach for lawyers and a full-time practicing lawyer who teaches law firm owners how to rewire their brain to increase productivity and decrease stress. Get ready to take your life to a whole new level.

Location:

United States

Description:

How do high-achieving lawyers break through generations of being taught that we have to grind ourselves into the ground to get results for clients, build a successful business and create a life we love? While law schools are busy teaching the rule of law, they’re slacking on teaching us how to be a better human to create for ourselves the success we thought we’d achieve after law school. This podcast bridges the gap between law school and life. Dina Cataldo is a life coach for lawyers and a full-time practicing lawyer who teaches law firm owners how to rewire their brain to increase productivity and decrease stress. Get ready to take your life to a whole new level.

Language:

English

Contact:

310-614-8161


Episodes

165: Practices That Keep Me Sane

7/22/2021
Being a lawyer with big dreams and responsibilities can feel impossible. If we're not paying attention, we can drive ourselves into the ground feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted. Mental health is my #1 priority, and I'm sharing with you my favorite practices that keep me sane. Steal one or all of them to make your day easier. RESOURCES Calendar Management 101 for Lawyers CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME Learn how here. If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:25:29

164: Brain Clutter

7/15/2021
Picture your brain as your home. Do you like what you see? In this episode, you'll learn what brain clutter is, and how it's impacting your practice and your life. You'll also learn how you can de-clutter your brain to make room for more energy and more of what you love in your life. RESOURCES Calendar Management 101 for Lawyers CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME Learn how here. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider leaving a review on Apple...

Duration:00:25:41

163: Ebb and Flow States

7/8/2021
"You should feel better than you do." It's easy to believe this lie in a world where we have curated social media feeds, so I'm breaking down a misconception that may be keeping you and a lot of others stuck. It's so prevalent, that you can't help but believe this until you see it. Today you'll get awareness around how this misconception is preventing you from getting the results you want without you even knowing it, and how to solve for it to get better results. RESOURCES Calendar...

Duration:00:15:24

162: Committed Energy

7/1/2021
When we don't have committed energy, we give up too soon on our goals. When we don't have committed energy, we wish and dream, and when we don't get what we want on the timeline that we want or in the way we imagined it, we become frustrated and think we made the wrong decision. And beat ourselves up instead of taking action on our goals. When we don't have committed energy, we allow the fears that we made the wrong decision, that we don't know enough, that we're not doing enough, that we...

Duration:00:15:30

161: How to Override Fear

6/24/2021
One thing that stalls us out the most in pursuing our dreams and achieving them is fear. The problem isn't just that we're scared. The problem is that fear drives our decisions, and we don't even know it's happening. The clues are so subtle, we don't think fear is steering our decisions and actions. Today you're going to learn the unexpected ways fear may be preventing you from achieving what you want. You'll also get insight into how to override your fears. RESOURCES Masterclass:...

Duration:00:19:48

160: Debt v. Overspending

6/17/2021
When you think about your debt, do you feel tight in your shoulders? If so, you're not alone. I used to be the same way, and I want to share with you how I unraveled my unhealthy thoughts about debt to create a healthier relationship with money, myself, and my business. RESOURCES Masterclass: Focus 101 for Lawyers CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME Learn how here. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. It...

Duration:00:26:19

BONUS: Focus 101 Masterclass for Lawyers

6/12/2021
Join me on June 17th for my new live Masterclass Focus 101 for Lawyers. Click here to save your spot. On June 17th, I'm going to help you blow your mind with what you're capable of. It's going to be my best Masterclass yet, so you don’t want to miss it. You're going to come away with a deep understanding of where your attention has been directed and where it needs to go to create the practice and life you want. No one tells us this stuff!! It took me years to gain an understanding of...

Duration:00:08:06

159: No More Rules

6/10/2021
If you're feeling stuck in your practice or your life, you've probably made a lot of rules for yourself. In this episode, we explore some of the rules we make up and how to begin questioning whether they're rules we want to live by. RESOURCES Masterclass: Focus 101 for Lawyers CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME Learn how here. If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 90 seconds, and it...

Duration:00:15:50

158: Beyond the Law with Aman Costigan

6/3/2021
What's it like building a business and practicing mindset while being a full-time lawyer? My client Aman Costigan dishes all in this candid conversation. Pay particular attention to a few areas we talk about because they're crucial to achieving any goal. Here are some of the links we mention in the podcast: Join Aman's yoga class on June 6th right here. Beyond Yoga for Lawyers Get connected with Aman on Instagram Join Aman's Facebook page for Beyond Yoga for Lawyers ADDITIONAL...

Duration:00:44:54

157: Mindset Shifts to Get Unstuck

5/27/2021
Today we're digging into some of the mental drama that keeps us stuck. The drama that keeps us making poor decisions or no decisions at all, the drama that keeps us overwhelmed and working too hard, and the drama that makes us feel plain bad. Once we clean this up, we can move forward into a bigger and better version of ourselves. RESOURCES Calendar Management 101 for Lawyers (Video Training) CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram @dina.cataldo On LinkedIn WORK WITH ME Learn how here. If you...

Duration:00:20:32

156: Focus on Demand

5/20/2021
Feel unfocussed? You're not alone. I used to feel that way too. That's until I realized what I'm talking about in today's Be a Better Lawyer Podcast. Today you'll learn: This podcast is from a mindset training I did several months ago that changed how lawyers understood what it meant to focus. Focus isn't just about checking off a to-do list in record time. Focus is about tuning in to the version of you that holds the vision for who you're becoming. When we're tuned in, we make...

Duration:00:32:06

155: The Willpower Problem (and Solution)

5/13/2021
Ever say to yourself you don't "have enough willpower"? No matter how many times you tell yourself you're going to change, you don't. The problem isn't having "enough" willpower. The problem is that we've been taught the exact opposite of what we need to do to make change. In this episode, you'll learn why willpower isn't the answer and what the real solution to making change stick. RESOURCES Calendar Management 101 for Lawyers (Video Training) CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram...

Duration:00:20:03

154: Making Change Inevitable

5/6/2021
When we're deep in our problems, we deeply identify with how we feel. We say, "I'm overwhelmed." "I'm busy." Unfortunately, when we deeply identify as being the kind of person who's overwhelmed or stressed, we make it more difficult to change. What if we could make change inevitable? In this podcast, you'll learn two keys to making change in your life and in your legal practice inevitable. I'm also sharing a story about how I made change inevitable in my life without even knowing it at...

Duration:00:14:42

153: Releasing Judgment

4/29/2021
Us lawyers are taught to judge every case that comes our way. So how can we prevent these judgement from harming us in our day-to-day lives? In this episode, you'll learn what judging others and yourself reveals to you and how to overcome these thoughts to create the practice and life that you want. RESOURCES Busy Lawyer’s Quick-Start Guide to Getting 5 Hours Back Weekly (PDF training) How to Stop Procrastinating Masterclass (Video Training) CONNECT WITH ME On Instagram...

Duration:00:21:06

152: Visionary Capacity

4/22/2021
There are two parts to having visionary capacity. The first is the ability to have a vision. The second is the ability to hold the vision. A prerequisite to both of these is to calm the overwhelm that we feel. Once we do, we open ourselves up to possibilities. In this episode, you'll learn what it takes to have both elements of visionary capacity. RESOURCES Busy Lawyer’s Quick-Start Guide to Getting 5 Hours Back Weekly (PDF training) How to Stop Procrastinating Masterclass (Video...

Duration:00:23:33

151: 8 Billing Mistakes Costing You Big Time

4/15/2021
Whether you bill hourly or you set packages for your clients, today is going to be an eye-opener. &nbsp Ignoring the 8 billing mistakes I'm talking about today aren't just costing you money. They're costing you mental energy, time, and they're really symptoms of larger problems in your practice, which is how you think about yourself, your clients, your practice, and the value of the services you provide. RESOURCES Busy Lawyer’s Quick-Start Guide to Getting 5 Hours Back Weekly (PDF...

Duration:00:05:55

BONUS: Overwhelm & Calendar Management 101

4/11/2021
Here's a very special bonus episode for you. It's also your official invitation to Thursday's Masterclass for Lawyers: Calendar Management 101 Click here to get the link.

Duration:00:18:50

150: The Power of Focus

4/8/2021
Is your focus trained on the right things for your life and your practice? What we focus on expands, so it's important to know the difference. Today we're taking a real-world look at how our focus -- when directed correctly towards our goals -- changes everything. I'll walk you through real-life examples of how focus can both negatively and positively impact our progress towards what we want most. RESOURCES Busy Lawyer’s Quick-Start Guide to Getting 5 Hours Back Weekly (PDF...

Duration:00:18:50

149: Overcoming Money Scarcity

4/1/2021
We need to shake up our belief systems, and this episode is going to do that for you. No doubt! If you've ever felt anxious about money or avoid looking at your finances, you'll want to listen to this episode a few times. The first time, your brain will probably want to shut off while it's hearing the new concepts I talk about. It's trying to numb out, so it doesn't feel any negative emotions. What I'm teaching today helped me move out of money scarcity. Even if you don't feel...

Duration:00:37:43

148: Ruminations and How to Stop Them

3/25/2021
If you've ever had a sleepless night because your brain kept running even when you were exhausted from a long day at the office, listen up. Ruminations don't have to ruin your sleep or cause you anxiety. I'll tell you exactly what you can do to stop them, and get the sleep (and sanity) you need. In this episode you'll learn: Exactly what is means to ruminateHow ruminations interfere with our mental performanceHow to stop ruminationsTools you can use to sleep better when you're having...

Duration:00:23:16