This podcast is for high achieving attorneys whose passion for the practice of law may have been extinguished by years of stress, self doubt and anxiety.
Cheyne Scott gives advice from the inside of the profession and can relate to other attorneys who experience the pressures of the billable hour, the hierarchy of a mid-sized law firm and the day to day pressures of circumstances out of our control, such as the actions and attitudes of adversaries, clients, supervisors and judges.
Mindfulness is not just about being zen and sitting meditating on a mountain or on the beach. It is about accepting, observing and noticing what is going on in the moment without judgment. Mindfulness is also about noticing the ways that make you the most effective lawyer; noticing what is and what is not in your control; and knowing when it is time to let go.
The goal of this podcast is to discuss how mindfulness can lead to increased satisfaction, fulfilment and success not only in the practice of law but in all areas of an attorney’s life.
Ep. #21: What I'm Reading: 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
In this week’s episode, I talk about “5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life” by Bill Eddy, a lawyer and a therapist.
In the book he goes into detail about high-conflict personality (“HCP”) types that are the source of many of the most intense relationship conflicts experienced by attorneys. Eddy describes each personality type and then explains how to identify them, how to avoid them, how to deal with them and how to break away from them.
Ep. #20: Managing Morning Anxiety
In this week's episode, I talk about how I use routines to manage my morning anxiety.
Ep. #19: That Case is NOT Your "Baby"
In this week's episode, I discuss why identifying your case as your "baby" can trigger your primal fight or flight response any time that "baby" is threatened.
Ep. #18: Criticism Will Not Kill You
In this week's episode, I talk about three main reasons why criticism leads to beliefs that cause such intense negative emotion.
Practicing mindfulness can lead to an understanding that our beliefs in response to criticism are irrational and disproportionate to reality. As a result, we can dispute those beliefs and replace them with more effective beliefs.
Ep. #17: What I'm Reading: Grit
am happy to report that my goal of reading one book per month has been successful so far.
Studies have shown that reading can reduce stress, increase focus and increase analytical thinking. It's a wonderful mindfulness tool and I try to set aside at least 30 minutes per day to just sit and read.
In this week's podcast episode, I talk about "Grit" by Angela Duckworth.
Ep. #16: Panic-Free Legal Writing
In this week's podcast episode, I discuss how to use mindfulness to change the beliefs that cause lawyers to panic when working on a legal writing assignment or project such as a brief or memo.
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Great new podcast!
Just had a chance to listen to the first episode and look forward to many more. Cheyne is real and vulnerable (which is hard to find in the legal industry) and shares practical tips to make lawyer life easier.