The 1-Day Refund

Take back time. Spend it wisely.

#1 in Australia for Business and Management books on release

Are you constantly juggling multiple tasks and operating at 100 per cent or more? Do you feel you are permanently on the treadmill and can’t get off? If you needed extra capacity for something urgent, could you find it?

In The 1-Day Refund, best-selling author and time management expert Donna McGeorge shows you how to recover an extra 15 per cent of your time—10 minutes per hour, 1 hour per day or a full day each week—to think, breathe, live and work. By creating more space, you’ll discover a new ability to focus on what’s truly important to you.

A fantastic resource for middle managers, supervisors, and those on the frontlines of work, school, sports, and family, The 1 Day Refund is one of the best investments any busy person can make.

With The 1-Day Refund, you’ll be on your way to getting back a full day, so you can take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way.

The 1 Day Refund will help you:
Learn to achieve more by doing less and create more space across all areas of your life.
Develop your capacity to cope with change and unpredictability and rid yourself of that feeling of overwhelm.
Stop being at the mercy of other people’s agendas and learn to say ‘no’ when you truly don’t have time.
"Organisations have always asked ‘how do we get the most done in the shortest amount of time?’. The question for us as individuals is, ‘how can I best spend my own time?’ Donna makes work work and in this brilliant addition to her productivity series, she tackles the relationship between work and time, and shows us how to get a refund of our most valuable commodity – time."
Matt Church author of Rise Up an evolution in leadership and Founder of Thought Leaders

Free sample chapters of Donna's best selling productivity books

  • The 1 Day Refund

  • The First 2 Hours

  • The 25 Minute Meeting

Are you feeling overwhelmed, out of control and at risk of failing at the important things?

Do you end your days in a state of exhaustion?

It’s time to get off that vicious cycle and create more thinking, breathing, living and working space by giving yourself a one day refund.

Take the Capacity Quiz today to see which space you need to focus on first.

"They say you can’t manufacture time… they were wrong. Donna’s book defies the laws of normal life."
Tracey Ezard, facilitator, speaker and author of The Buzz, Glue and Ferocious Warmth
"Anyone who can give me back an extra day each week is a total genius! Thanks Donna."
Kieran Flanagan, best-selling author of Selfish, Scared and Stupid and Forever Skills.
Here we offer free templates, articles and links to information that will help you be more productive

The resources pack includes:

  • Experiment 1 – Stream of consciousness

  • Experiment 2 – How long is your Fuse questionnaire

  • Experiment 3 – Everyday holiday reading

  • Experiment 4 – Personal Kanban

  • Experiment 5 – Gratitude journal

  • Experiment 6 – 40 bags in 40 days

  • Experiment 7 – 5-4-3-2-1

  • Savings Plan Framework

  • First 2 Hours Framework & blank template

  • Habit Tracker

  • Declutter habit tracker

With The 1-Day Refund, you’ll be on your way to getting back a full day, so you can take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way.
"We all remember a great teacher. Holding attention. Caring to make important matters practical and bringing joy to life. Donna is such a teacher. She brings care, attention and practicality into her teaching and writing about time, every time. In her latest book The 1-Day Refund, Donna puts a powerful promise on the cover, that’s not left hanging. It’s great to know there’s a bit of science behind the 85% that yields flow, Donna then delivers the ideas, tools and techniques to think differently about how we achieve this. How we govern time ourselves makes for a better leader in each of us. The 1-Day Refund completes Donna’s ‘Trilogy on Time’ - it’s a great bookend to her teaching and writing on being effective with the time we have available and making life better for everyone."
Dr. Richard Hodge, This Century Leadership and Governance,

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