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Episode 331 - The 1-Day Refund. Take Back Time & Spend it Wisely

Ep. 331

Not having enough time to tick the boxes of our daily tasks is a sensation many people can relate to. It's not surprising, honestly, considering the constantly bombarded with information and fast-paced societies we live in.

Proper delegating and staying in our zone of genius is huge for getting the best out of our energy and knowledge; still, it's not enough. Our guest, Donna McGeorge, figured out there is another tool we can use to maximize our time, and she joins us today directly from Australia to share everything about it.

Donna McGeorge is a Global Authority in productivity. She has over ten years of experience as a dynamic change agent in Australia's leading corporate environments. She is an Online Speaker, Mentor, and Best-selling Author of several books on productivity and how to get the best out of our time.

Throughout our conversation, we unravel Donna's unique view on time usage and the vital importance of the time of the day we choose to perform each task. We talk about Donna's extraordinary upbringing surrounded and influenced by military discipline and art. We also talk about the four parts of the day and maximize time working from home and the office.

Tune in to Episode 331 to learn how to get a time refund, and help your best version to get the best out of every minute.

Some Questions I Ask: 

Could you tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you and what you're doing today? (3:09) 

How do we find the best way to protect our time when all those little chirping birds want it? How do you do it? (7:28) 

How do you handle the interruptions, the unexpected things that come up during the day? (16:24)

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

Why the first two hours of our working day are the most important (5:41) 

The four parts of our day (8:55) 

The best activities to do after lunch (11:48) 

How to set healthy boundaries to protect our time (19:01) 

What are the things we can do to make our future self's life easier (22:47)


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