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Worth considering – the Time Lord manifesto

Written by Allison Wolf

Time is fluid.  An hour of your time can hold as little as three email messages and a discussion with a colleague or it can provide the space for writing an entire 800 word article from start to finish.  There are work days where we get epic amounts done and others where we spin our wheels.

This morning I came across The Time Lord Manifesto by the Dennis Mortensen, Founder and CEO of X.AI.  I immediately knew I wanted to share it with you.  Mortensen says that “properly deployed, technology can help us live as Time Lords.” In truth the principles he sets out are less about technology and more about working in ways that maximize the power of our minds and energy, with technological tools providing assistance.

The first step is to take ownership of your precious time and to not let others squander it.  And to understand that rejuvenation time is as important as work time, as Mortensen writes: “spending every waking moment working leads to diminishing returns, so they [Time Lords] balance their work time with ample moments for contemplation and relaxation.

Have a read, and consider.  Where can you embrace the practices of a Time Lord?

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.

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