If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?


“I wish society would talk more about, and value, down time.  There is so much conversation about the hustle culture, and getting ahead, and doing more etc.” 



Donna McGeorge makes work work. As Australia’s most sought-after productivity expert, she is passionate about enhancing the time we spend at work to ensure it is effective, productive, and enjoyable.


For over 20 years Donna has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific for an impressive list of clients. Donna is the author of several books and her latest, The 1 Day Refund is the third in a productivity series, joining The 25 Minute Meeting and The First 2 Hours.


The 1 Day Refund demystifies the science behind productivity, using Donna’s decades of experience to share practical strategies to create 15% more capacity in your life - equivalent to getting back - one day per week. Love the sound of that! 


Inspired by the recent lockdowns, Donna realised that many people, particularly those in corporate careers, were spending their usual commute time answering emails and catching up on work, instead of spending the time with family or working towards personal goals. With The 1 Day Refund, Donna aims to help people live better lives through creating more thinking, breathing, living, and working space.


“My mission is to help people create a life by design,” says Donna. “People tell me all the time that they feel out of control or overwhelmed and are worried about failing at the most important things. We need to get out of this vicious cycle and into a more positive one.”


“When it comes to finding our refund, we need to look at both our mental and our physical capacity – our brain space and our living space. And we need to find balance in both our professional and our personal lives in order to access more capacity.


Donna is straight-talking and practical - my kinda gal so I was really looking forward to picking her brain on some top tips to help make me a little more productive in my life so I can do more of the things I desire. Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Donna McGeorge. 



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