Three Ways to Improve Your Workday Mindset With Drew Amoroso

“The Workday Mindset changed the trajectory of my career,” says Drew.

By Carr Workplaces – May 5, 2021

After six years in big law and owning his own firm, Drew Amoroso eventually realized that the most rewarding work for him was the time he spent informally training lawyers in his network on how to improve their workday.

That realization led to the closing of his firm and the founding DueCourse, a technology startup focused on teaching lawyers how to use the power of a healthy mindset to be happier at work.



One of the most underutilized professional skills is the ability to harness the power of your “Workday Mindset.” Workday Mindset is the set of beliefs and attitudes you use to shape your thought processes and respond to situations at work.

A typical workday for any lawyer consists of dozens and dozens of mini situations that we each have to think through; like how to overcome stressful situations, manage competing priorities, and process information in a fast-paced environment.

Your Workday Mindset is the consistent, intentional approach you take to how you’re thinking and responding to each of these situations.

Here are three ways you can start to be intentional about strengthening your Workday Mindset:

Step 1: First thought, second thought, first action.

Here’s how it works. You’re not responsible for your first thought, but you are responsible for your second thought and the first action you take.

When you catch yourself having a first thought that doesn’t suit you, replace it with a second one that does, and then act in a way that aligns with that thought.

Step 2: Focus on small, daily wins.

Think about how often you leave a workday focused on everything that didn’t go the way you wanted.

Instead, shift your perception by spending the last two minutes of each workday focused on things that went well. Projects you crushed, people you helped, progress you made.

Step 3: Start your day with intention.

We tend to jump into our workdays by tackling the first thing in front of us – without thinking about whether it’s our most important work.⠀

Instead, move into every day with intention and a clear purpose.

Create what I call an “Open Up Checklist” – a list of three to five things you can do to start each workday that are focused on planning.

Identify your biggest project, block off time for distraction-free work, and pick a way you’re going to take care of yourself that day. Repeat each morning.

If you think these things seem simple, you’re right.⠀

Here’s the secret: we don’t need to do complicated things in order to change the way we think.

A lot of the things we need are simple – we just have to repeat them enough times so they’ll stick.

“GO HAVE A GREAT WORKDAY.”

Drew Amoroso is a workday strategist, host of the Workday Mindset Podcast, and the founder of DueCourse – a marketplace that connects law firms and lawyers with coaches who provide professional development micro-coaching. He’s also known as that “lawyer start-up guy” around Carr Workplaces Irvine, California.

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