The First 2 Hours

Are you sometimes exhausted before you get to work? Or, do you sometimes get to the end of the day knowing you were busy but not productive?

No more!  Put an end to this today by focusing on the first 2 hours.

The First 2 Hours is essential reading for anyone seeking to enhance their efficiency and avoid common productivity traps. Author Donna McGeorge draws on research from neuroscience, energy flow and the body’s natural rhythms, to reveal how to divide the workday into 2-hour blocks in line with the level of intensity and impact required.

Learn how to: 

  • Recognise the habits holding you back

  • Maximise your first 2 hours and set yourself up for daily success

  • Build on your body’s strengths for better performance

  • Track your patterns and create a personalised workflow

  • Discover the optimum time of day for new business, meetings, emails, projects and more.

The way you plan your day is the key to your productivity and The First 2 Hours shows you how to do great work, consistently.

Donna McGeorge is a speaker, author and mentor who helps people make their work work. Using a creative, practical approach, she improves workplace effectiveness while challenging thinking on leadership, productivity and virtual work.

"Many workplaces I go into are chock full of people blearily staring at screens in the morning, stressed and overwhelmed with the amount of work to be done. Donna’s book The First 2 Hours is jam packed full of pragmatic ways to change that. Giving us the lens of when rather than what, Donna turns what we do with our day on its head. Donna’s approach to how we use our time more effectively is accessible, doable and practical. The research is fascinating, as are the simple ways we can save ourselves from the crushing vortex of ‘busyness fatigue’. Along with Donna’s previous book The 25 Minute Meeting, The First 2 Hours is a game changer."
Tracey Ezard, Professional Triber, Learning Culture expert, speaker, facilitator and author of Glue and The Buzz

Free sample chapters of Donna's best selling productivity books

  • The 1 Day Refund

  • The First 2 Hours

  • The 25 Minute Meeting

Buy the book today & start making the most of your valuable time.
Here we offer free templates, articles and links to information that will help you be more productive and make better use of your valuable time.

The resources pack includes:

  • Personal Productivity Quiz

  • Experiment 1 - Your Chronotype

  • Experiment 2 - Sleep Habits

  • Experiment 3 - Valuing your time

  • Experiment 4 - Take back control

  • Experiment 5 - Is it really urgent?

  • Experiment 6 - Reduce your email by 20%

  • Experiment 7 - The First 2 Hours Framework

"Imagine that there were ways to set ourselves up to have awesomely productive days every day — rather than those days where we are struggling to get through our to do list, and find ourselves spending hours outside of work getting our work done. Donna has written a deceptively simple book and shows how, with a few tweaks to our day, we can tap into our energy levels and work so much more productively and enjoyably. Donna continues to set the benchmark for helping us manage our productivity and time, first with The 25 Minute Meeting and now with The First 2 Hours. If you are looking for a practical, evidence-based guide to help you design your day and take back control of your life, you must read this."
Maree Burgess, Trainer, executive coach, facilitator and author of The XX Project and Connecting Us
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"WOW! What a great, easy to read business book. The First 2 Hours is overflowing with great insights and practical advice to make sure you truly do get the most out of your day."
Gabrielle Dolan, Global expert on business storytelling and author of Stories for Work and Real Communication
"I am a massive fan of Donna’s two-part pragmatism and inspiration and The First 2 Hours meets all my expectations and then some. If you want an upgrade around how you live and do life then get your hot little hands on this one. You can’t afford not to."
Georgia Murch, Author and keynote speaker

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