More Margin: How to Shave 10 Hours Off Your Work Week

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Quick Summary

Life seems to be coming at us faster than we can process. With the increasing demands of work, it’s difficult to find time for the things that matter most—family, personal growth, and our own health. In this presentation, I explain how to go from feeling overwhelmed to being back in control.

Presentation Outline

Using examples from his own experience as well as relevant case studies, Michael shares seven ways to create more margin in your life for the things that matter most:

I conclude with an inspirational challenge. If you are going to create more margin in your life, you must take responsibility for it. No one is going to do it for you. The choice is yours.

Target Audience

Organizations whose employees or members are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands and want to find a way to create more margin for those things that matter most. I have spoken on this topic to a wide array of audiences—financial planners, military officers, executive coaches, mortgage bankers, university students, business consultants, and small business associations.

Possible Formats

This presentation can be delivered as a keynote or workshop, ranging from 30–60 minutes long, depending on your needs. The ideal keynote length is 45 minutes.

Intended Outcomes

  • Audience members will become convinced that they really can regain control of their lives and make them more manageable.
  • Audience members will have a set of tools and best practices that will dramatically reduce the number of hours they spend each week on work-related activities.
  • Audience members will leave with practical, actionable steps they can implement immediately.

Topic Authority

  • Productivity is one of the main topics I write about on my blog, “Intentional Leadership,” which is read by more than 300,000 monthly visitors and 70,000 subscribers.
  • My weekly podcast, This Is Your Life, often covers productivity topics. It is consistently ranked as one of iTunes top ten business podcasts with more than 28,000 weekly listeners.
  • I also have a very busy life. I developed my methods and tools while serving as the CEO of a major corporation, writing a popular blog, and staying connected to my wife of thirty-four years, five daughters, four sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

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