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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. We'll talk mindset, getting your time under control, and how to create the life you want most by living intentionally. 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. We'll talk mindset, getting your time under control, and how to create the life you want most by living intentionally. 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. We'll talk mindset, getting your time under control, and how to create the life you want most by living intentionally. Get ready to take your life to a whole new level.

Language:

English

Contact:

310-614-8161


Episodes

#105: Taking Massive Action to Reach Your Goal

5/21/2020
Working hard but not making traction towards your goals? This episode is for you. Today you'll learn:

Duration:00:29:03

#104: How to Trust Yourself to Follow Through

5/14/2020
How much do you trust yourself to follow through on what you say you're going to do? Do you trust yourself to make good choices? Do you trust yourself to make good choices not only for the present moment, but for your future self? The one who has already achieved your goals? The theme of trust or the lack of trust pops up a lot when I coach lawyers. The typical non-lawyer might think that we have it all together, that we of course trust ourselves to accomplish what we have in life so...

Duration:00:22:36

#103: How Thoughts Create Results

5/7/2020
Every day, we create results for ourselves. But how often do we step back and ask ourselves what thoughts helped us create those results? Today, I break down the process to understand how we each create (or fail to create) our desired results. Once we understand how our brain works, it's then a matter of systematically chipping away at the thoughts that don't serve us to achieve what we want most. In this episode, we cover:

Duration:00:21:11

#102: Fierce Self-Love & Calendar Resentment

4/30/2020
How does our life look different when we love ourselves and put ourselves before everything else? What I'm going to teach you about using your calendar and getting things done is going to be different than you've probably heard anywhere else. Today we're going to talk about concepts that are counter intuitive to someone who's a workaholic. Like say...a lawyer. So does it feel like a strange thought? Does it feel wrong for you to think about how you can love yourself more and get more done?...

Duration:00:25:39

#101: 8 Lies Costing You Time and Money

4/23/2020
There are 8 lies that permeate our lives from childhood to adulthood. If we don't recognize them for what they are, they'll hold us back from achieving our goals. They're insidious because they "feel" true. They only feel that way because we've been told them for so long. Listen in to begin designing your life to create what you want rather than continue living a life you were told you were supposed to have. Go to the show notes to get your free copy of the Busy Lawyer's Guide to Get 5...

Duration:00:32:35

#100: Lessons Learned at 40

4/16/2020
It’s episode 100 y’all! If you’re listening to this podcast when it comes out, it’s my birthday! I’m turning 40. My hope is that this episode inspires you to check in with yourself. Maybe get clear on what’s most important to you. I do have a birthday wish. Would you leave a review for Be a Better Lawyer Podcast on Apple Podcasts? It would mean a lot to me because that’s how podcasts are more discoverable on Apple Podcast. Thank you to everyone who’s left a review for...

Duration:00:23:46

#099: Practicing Joy

4/13/2020
This is the podcast you’ve been waiting for, my friend! Joy seems so darn elusive sometimes, doesn’t it? Only because we haven’t practiced it. Today you'll learn: how to get connected to your feelingsa simple exercise about feelings to get more of the feelings you wantthe one question I ask myself to get out of worry I’d love if you joined me on Instagram @dina.cataldo I especially love it when people take a picture of themselves listening or take a screenshot of the podcast...

Duration:00:11:58

#098: Practicing Catastrophe

4/13/2020
So I was going to keep this a three part series, but then I saw one more problem pop up that I see so often with coaching clients and myself, that I knew it would be helpful to work through. Especially right now. We’re talking about looking for worst case scenario. We waste so much time practicing catastrophe -- all the what ifs and what could happens. Our brain has a tendency to spend a lot of time in the past and in the future. But when we think about the future, we don’t...

Duration:00:12:29

#097: Practicing Confusion

4/13/2020
What do you think is keeping you back from achieving your goals? Is it what's happening in the world? It might actually be about how you think about your goal. Today you're going to learn the super secret thoughts that keep us from achieving ambitions. We don't see them because we think they're facts, and then we fail ahead of time. We don't even give ourselves a fair chance at getting what we want most. The thoughts we have create emotions, and when we act in the world, we...

Duration:00:17:34

#096: Practicing Despair

4/9/2020
This is the perfect time to rethink what you want and how you’re approaching how you make it happen with every decision you make. If you’re listening to this episode after the Covid-19 pandemic passes, this is the perfect podcast for you to start with me. I’m going to cover some of the basics of how our brain is wired, and how we teach our brain to do what we want it to do. It’s not a one and done fix. It’s a practice, as the title of this podcast suggests. In this moment, our...

Duration:00:19:58

#095: Best of - 8 Lessons Learned from Brene Brown

4/2/2020
My podcast on Brene Brown is one of my most popular. Her message is particularly relevant given the times we're in. Brene -- I feel like I can call her Brene because I feel like we could totally be friends -- is a soulful storyteller who firmly grounds her stories in data she collects. Her wisdom on vulnerability and relationships will leave you wanting to devour all of her books and listen to all of her TED Talks. I've linked to everything I mention - including her most popular books - in...

Duration:00:37:35

#094: Staying Grounded in a Crisis

3/26/2020
As lawyers, most people think we have it all together. Fear and anxiety during times of crisis are normal, but there's a better way. Today you'll learn: - Where anxiety comes from - How to dissolve anxiety in our bodies - The concrete steps we can take to begin processing emotions You can get more resources for staying grounded in the show notes.

Duration:00:04:44

#093: How to Coach Yourself

3/19/2020
Now, more than ever, it's important to manage your mind. Times like these is what life coaching was meant for. Today I'm walking you through the Thought Cycle and explaining why your brain is going insane right now. It's okay. You've got this. I've linked to resources for your legal practice in the show notes, so you can continue to connect with clients and grow your practice even in the time of Covid-19.

Duration:00:18:25

#092: Be Seen and Be Heard

3/12/2020
We're talking about your business today, your practice, your baby, the one thing in the world you can't live without. (Let's be honest, it's your obsession.) What if someone made you give it away? Would you? What if someone said, you could no longer do what you loved most? Would you revolt or would you submit. My guess is, if you're here then that you love what you do. In fact, you're always looking for better ways to approach your business and your life. Today, we're talking about what...

Duration:00:13:19

#91: Shift Your Identity to Increase Your Impact

3/5/2020
Everything in our life is a reflection of our identity - of who we believe we are. Everything we struggle with is a reflection of our identity. These can negatively impact our business. The good news we can change our identity. Today we're talking about: - How your identity may be holding you back from growing your firm - What our identity is made up of - Why our identity is so important - How you can begin shifting your identity to show up in a bigger and better way in...

Duration:00:27:19

#90: Stop Waiting to Change Your Life

2/13/2020
Why do we wait to make change in our life until we're hit with a crisis? Don't let fear get in the way of creating the change you know you want. Don't wait for your relationship to get better, your business to become more successful or your health to improve in time. And don't tell yourself you'll do it when you "have the time." The time is now. You can read the transcript and see other show notes here: https://www.dinacataldo.com/90

Duration:00:27:14

#089 - 4 Women Leaders Who Inspire Me to Live Bigger Daily

2/6/2020
Success leaves clues, my friend. I wanted to do this podcast because for a long time I didn't really actively search for people who inspired me to be a better human. Yes, there were always examples of women in my life that I could look up to, but I wasn't thinking consciously about how the women playing incredibly big games in their lives approached their lives and when I discovered women like the ones I'm going to talk with you about today, I discovered that there was a world of...

Duration:00:22:27

#088 - 3 Challenges Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

1/30/2020
Today I’m sharing with you the obstacles I faced starting a business - and they’re not things like getting a permit or license or learning hot do things — these are mental struggles that largely go unseen by others. If you don’t have your own practice, you may have experienced these on a more subdued level. If you don’t address them, then you’re doomed to repeat the same patterns. But if you have these issues and you don’t address them when you have a business, your business won’t take...

Duration:00:21:26

#087 - Laying the Foundation for Your Success

1/23/2020
The foundation for what we believe and think today is conditioned when we’re young by those around us. A lot of these beliefs can be false and outdated. Today we're going to break down what some of these obsolete beliefs are and begin learning how to move past them. Once these beliefs are shed, you can move forward into the life that you know you're meant to have. Ready for more? Grab your free Busy Lawyer's Quick Start Guide to learn how you can shed the beliefs keeping you feeling...

Duration:00:12:50

#086 - Wisdom for Living Bigger and Better

1/16/2020
Today I’m sharing some of the most impactful advice I’ve received from mentors. These are all great reminders, so that we continue to play big in our lives and in our businesses. The more we take this wisdom to heart, the more of an impact we can make in our world. If we want to make an impact in this world, we must prioritize taking care of ourselves. I’ve distilled some bonus advice in a free download I’ve created called the Busy Lawyer’s quick start guide to getting 5 hours back...

Duration:00:19:03