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The Velocity Work podcast is for lawyers who run their own firm. It explores tactics, tools, and stories that help owner-attorneys push past simply lawyering well to building a successful firm. Melissa Shanahan, Velocity Work's founder, helps clients and listeners shift how they operate in order to achieve the next level for their firm and their life. From numbers and business strategy to discipline and mental health, Melissa's approach provides sustainable success.
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#135: Improve Your Relationship to Work

Guest Molly Sonsteng, Cofounder of Caveday, joins Melissa to emphasize the important skill of monotasking.

 

We live in world constantly vying for our attention and from the pings, dings and buzzes, everything feels urgent.

 

In this episode, Molly and Melissa get to the heart of taking control where you have control and using that to fuel your productivity.

 

The two emphasize how protecting small amounts of time for focused work is a necessity for meaningful progress and why facilitation and community will improve your relationship to work.

 

How do you differentiate between the urgent work of being an attorney and the important work of building a sustainable firm?

 

What is a realistic way to scope work?

 

Do you know how long anything actually takes to accomplish?

 

Get some answers to these questions and permission to protect your time in this episode.

 

Make 2022 the year you prioritize growth, join Mastery Group at www.velocitywork.com/join.

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#50: All-In

This week, Melissa deconstructs what it means to be "all-in" in work, on a project, in your personal life, or whatever it is that you are passionate about.

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#33: STRONGER vs. Weak -- How Are You Gonna Come Out of this Phase?

We don't get to decide what the future will bring, but we do get to decide how we're going to come out the other side. In this episode, Melissa lays out the decisions you need to make and the questions you need to ask for you and your firm to come out STRONGER.
Mentioned in this episode:
Craig Ballantyne What is the Kolbe?

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#16: The Catalyzing Effect of Constant Recognition (Inside Your Firm)

In this week's episode, Melissa explains the importance of recognition and gives a wealth of examples to help you start celebrating and thereby better motivating your team!
Click here for our FREE sample Celebration Survey

Listener Reviews

podcast-image

#135: Improve Your Relationship to Work

Guest Molly Sonsteng, Cofounder of Caveday, joins Melissa to emphasize the important skill of monotasking.

 

We live in world constantly vying for our attention and from the pings, dings and buzzes, everything feels urgent.

 

In this episode, Molly and Melissa get to the heart of taking control where you have control and using that to fuel your productivity.

 

The two emphasize how protecting small amounts of time for focused work is a necessity for meaningful progress and why facilitation and community will improve your relationship to work.

 

How do you differentiate between the urgent work of being an attorney and the important work of building a sustainable firm?

 

What is a realistic way to scope work?

 

Do you know how long anything actually takes to accomplish?

 

Get some answers to these questions and permission to protect your time in this episode.

 

Make 2022 the year you prioritize growth, join Mastery Group at www.velocitywork.com/join.

podcast-image

#50: All-In

This week, Melissa deconstructs what it means to be "all-in" in work, on a project, in your personal life, or whatever it is that you are passionate about.

podcast-image

#33: STRONGER vs. Weak -- How Are You Gonna Come Out of this Phase?

We don't get to decide what the future will bring, but we do get to decide how we're going to come out the other side. In this episode, Melissa lays out the decisions you need to make and the questions you need to ask for you and your firm to come out STRONGER.
Mentioned in this episode:
Craig Ballantyne What is the Kolbe?

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#16: The Catalyzing Effect of Constant Recognition (Inside Your Firm)

In this week's episode, Melissa explains the importance of recognition and gives a wealth of examples to help you start celebrating and thereby better motivating your team!
Click here for our FREE sample Celebration Survey

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Joey Vitale (Vitalej17)

Melissa is the BEST!!!!!!

Over the years I’ve listened to dozens of podcasts for firm owners. And while there are some truly great ones out there, I find myself tuning into this one the most. Melissa’s got a real superpower for cutting through the noise and fluff & getting lawyers to focus on what really matters for business growth. Can’t recommend this podcast and Velocity Work in general enough!!

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Crista - Lawfirm Owner

Exactly what I needed!

Thank you Melissa for don’t flake on yourself episode. It was exactly what I needed to hear to help push me! Thank you for such great information you provide on your podcast.

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Maine - Lawyer Dude

One of the meatiest legal podcasts out there

Many podcasts out there are clearly just a surface level reminder to hire the podcaster. These are not. Recent work has shown really increased depth and value added for listeners. If you’re a deep thinker looking for ways to grow as a person and a firm owner, check this out.