Melissa Shanahan is a business coach who helps solo and small firm lawyers make massive changes to their practices —by harnessing the power of accountability. She does this through her 30-day “sprints” and exclusive Mastery Groups.
In this episode, Melissa and I discuss things like super-thinking, meta-skills, and the vital importance of the “Monday Map” and the “Friday Wrap.” We talked about the War of Art, “the resistance,” and why process saves you from the poverty of intention.
- Velocity Work website (learn more about her 30-day accountability sprints)
- VelocityWork podcast
- The Practice, by Seth Godin (his newest book)
- The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield (about overcoming “the resistance”)
- The Trillion Dollar Coach, by Eric Schmidt (about Bill Campbell who coached Steve Jobs and other top Silicon Valley CEOs)
- Indestructible: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, by Nil Eyal (follow him on Twitter @nileyal)
- FocusMate (free virtual co-working accountability to help you stay focused)
- Dan Pink on Information Asymmetry (Forbes article)
- Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind & Defy The Odds, by David Goggins (check out his website also)
Remember…whenever you’re ready to start making your practice easier to manage, you can download the Solo & Small Firm Lawyers’ Guide to Working Smarter (and start taking concrete action steps to make your practice more automated, more virtual —and less dependent on you doing all the work and making all the decisions).
Oh, and if you want ongoing guidance with improving your practice check out the Co-Pilot Mastermind program.
BTW, I’d love to hear your questions or get feedback (if you want to record your thoughts using this cool tool).
Also, you might want to download my free Guide to Working Smarter in the Digital Age (to help you optimize your practice —so you start working less and relaxing more).
And if you want to make improvements faster, check out my Working Smarter course.
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P.S. If you want to create better systems for your practice, check out this Ultimate Guide.