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    Copyright 2012 Leonie Featherstone 1

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    Copyright 2012 Leonie Featherstone 2

    How To Get More Done In Your Day

    Author: Leonie Featherstone

    First edition copyright 2011 Leonie Featherstone

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or

    transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,

    without the prior written permission of the author.

    Publisher: Featherstone, Leonie, 1961

    Edition: 1sted

    Graphic Design by Amanda Rattray

    Editing by Magdalen Popiel and 5 Small Stones

    ISBN No.: 978-0-9923397-0-8

    For more information on How To Get More Done In A Day eBooks, coaching or seminars

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    Copyright 2012 Leonie Featherstone 3

    Foreword

    I can hear myself saying, Leonie, forgive me!

    Why? Because 6 weeks ago, my dear friend Leonie asked me to write the introduction to her newest

    book. Honored, I naturally said yes. But with little thought to my current commitments and booming

    workload, I should have been more thoughtful when I realised I was writing an introduction for a timemanagement book correction, apriority management book!

    Leonies Time Personalities talks about the limiting behaviours we engage in that cause us to whittle

    away valuable chunks of time and after 6 weeks, I am beginning to see myself as Caffeinated Claire,

    Perfectionist Peter, Chatty Carla and Yes, Yes Yolanda all rolled into the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde of

    missed deadlines. 5 apologies later. 6 lots of Ill get it to you this week and I am a living reminder of

    the need to constantly work at my highest priorities and reduce time wasters like everyone else.

    But like one of the many time management credos Ive heard over the years such as, If you want

    something done, give it to a busy person, I have finally followed through on my promise to thisremarkable women who is the living embodiment of How to Get More Done in Your Day.

    I have known Leonie for more than a decade and watched her raise two of the most amazing children I

    know. She has built an incredible business. She actively helps in the community and is there for her wide

    circle of friends. Leonie has written multiple books along with the poetry and prose she so elegantly puts

    onto heartwarming cards when others struggle to find the right words.

    Leonie is the kind of person who you can always rely on. She just somehow finds the time and gets

    things done.

    The lessons and insights contained in How to Get More Done in Your Day will pop the lid on the Geniebottle and help you make time stand still as you passionately pursue your goals and dreams in your daily

    life.

    If you follow the methods Leonie lays out, you willget more done in less time.

    Success is not a secret. Its a strategy. And the strategies Leonie presents in this clear and concise book

    will guide you to finding the freedoms you desire. The smallest changes can bring you the biggest

    rewards. This small book could be the magic you have been looking for.

    Its time to take the lid off your Genie bottle.

    I hope you enjoy How to Get More Done in Your Day because its not just a book, its now your new

    way of life.

    Scott Groves - www.ScottGroves.com

    Author of 6 Books including Internationally Sold The Power of Subconscious Goal Setting, 10 X

    Marathon Runner, Advisory Board Member, Speaker, Consultant, General Manager and Senior Partner

    of IM Firm Zanity.com.au, and Father of 2.

    P.S. 6 Weeks and 33 minutes later: Leonies intro = DONE!!! I can hear Procrastinating Pam saying, I

    was letting the intro brew in my subconscious.

    Connect with Scott on LinkedIn -http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottgroves

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    Copyright 2012 Leonie Featherstone 4

    Acknowledgements

    My mother always said that the best present you could

    give anyone was a good example. How right she was!

    Seeing how much she packed into every day and how

    she did it has been the reason I have developed suchstrong organizational techniques and the ability to

    create systems to free up more time in my days.

    Mum lived in Urandangie, a remote tiny town in

    Outback Queensland with no electricity, 5 children

    under the age of 10 and a husband who worked away

    for months on end in the Trucking industry. On top of

    her mothering duties, she managed to run the Post

    Office, General Store, conduct weather observations

    every 3 hours except midnight for the Meteorological

    Bureau, teach us kids school, act as Secretary for the

    local CWA club and deliver delicious meals and home-

    made bread and other goodies.

    Do you think she was good at managing what she did with her time? You bet she was!

    I will always be eternally grateful to Mum for this valuable lesson in utilizing every minute

    profitably and for that reason alone, I dedicate this book to her!

    To my family and friends, particularly my Inner Circle thank you for always being there for

    me, supporting and encouraging me and making me believe that the information I have to

    share is valuable!

    To Roisin and ZachIm so glad my ability to utilize my time wisely meant we spent many

    magical moments together at your important events while you were growing up. I treasure

    those memories and look forward to spending much more time with you as adults.

    To Scott Groves thank you for the many powerful lessons from your Power Of Subconscious

    Goal Setting workshops, for your valuable mentoring and most of all - for your friendship.

    To all the other teachers I have encountered so far in my life thank you for the lessons

    thank you for the inspiration and thank you for providing the fuel that launched this book!

    Photography by Lynnelle Richardson

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    Copyright 2012 Leonie Featherstone 5

    Contents

    Foreword ............................................................................................................................... 3

    Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 6

    Step 1 - Forget Time Management! ........................................................................................ 8

    Step 2 - Take Responsibility For Your Life ............................................................................... 8

    Step 3Control Your Thoughts And Words And Actions ........................................................ 9

    Step 4Rearrange How You Currently Spend Your Time ...................................................... 12

    Step 5 - Identify And Remove Time Wasters ....................................................................... 14

    Step 6Identify Your Common LimitingBehaviours ........................................................... 15

    Organize Family and Home .................................................................................................. 19

    Step 1: Get Your Family Involved ......................................................................................... 19

    Step 2: Schedule Time For YOU! .......................................................................................... 21

    Step 3: Develop Supportive Systems.................................................................................... 22

    Step 4: Eliminate Time Wastage In The Kitchen ................................................................... 27

    Step 5: Invest in Buying Time ............................................................................................... 30

    Step 6: Learn To Dovetail Activities ..................................................................................... 31

    Organize Your Business ........................................................................................................ 32

    Step 1: Do A Stock Take ....................................................................................................... 33

    Step 2: Schedule Time For PLANNING! ................................................................................. 36

    Step 3: Hold a Team Conference .......................................................................................... 37

    Step 4: Create a Productive Environment ............................................................................. 37

    Step 5: Develop Supportive Systems, Procedures And Tools ................................................ 39

    Step 7: Invest in Buying Time ..........................................................................................