Balance Goals & Planning Work|Life Balance

Surviving the Marathon of a Busy Legal Practice

While most of us may never run the Boston marathon, a lot of us are running marathons of our own kind keeping a frenetic pace going at work that would exhaust any athlete. We have a tendency to downplay the energy required to sustain intellectual work. Eventually we begin to falter and burnout sets in. Symptoms can include a dramatic drop in motivation, increased procrastination, diminished productivity and a variety of health issues.

My article in this month focuses on a couple of different approaches to sustaining energy levels from my own practice and the work of Tony Schwartz and Beth Sawi. To learn more and read the complete article click here.

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.