Hi I’m Mike Gardner known by many as ‘The Time Doctor’. I’m also the author of the best selling book Business Owners: Your Family Misses You – Time management strategies that free up two hours a day and get you loved again.
For many years I was referred as The Time Doctor because of my ability to get things done in order to meet what some deemed to be impossible timescales and so, I decided to own that role and be intentional about it. My mission is to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free.
This website is focused on all things time management, with the aim of providing you with insightful, relevant and practical time management advice and guidance that you can use immediately in both your professional and personal life allowing you to be incredibly productive and still have time for both your business and family.
The following are currently the top ten most popular articles on my site and will give you a flavour of the type of content you can expect to find here:
- Multi tasking the pros and cons
- Time management-20 self reflection questions
- 11 ways to overcome your lethargy and get things done
- 6 ways to stay focused and get more done
- 7 ways to stay focused at work
- Time management rule prioritisation
- Time management what we can learn from Mary Poppins
- Time management tips for home based business owners
- 9 ways to be ruthless with your time
- Being busy isnt the same as being productive
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I have worked in the training and development industry since 1989, joining British Aerospace, after ten years service with the Royal Air Force which I joined at the age of sixteen achieving a childhood ambition. In 1989 after a few months running a desk in Preston, I went to Saudi Arabia, where I got lost, going out on a twelve month contract and not returning to the United Kingdom until 1996!
On my return I made the decision that I would work for a big company for two years and then set up on my own and so on the 27th July 1998, after two years with DHL Worldwide Express, I formed my own management and leadership company which I still own and to date has trained over 100,000 delegates.
Although much of the training I carried out over the years has been time management and productivity orientated, in October 2012 I decided that my main focus would be on fulfilling my mission to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive whilst balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free in the role of ‘The Time Doctor’.
Although no longer involved in the regular armed forces I have been a member of the RAF Regiment Reserve forces for ten years.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Wendy since 1986, and am Dad to my two amazing grown up children Neil and Emma.
Although very well travelled (52 countries at the last count) my heart belongs to home which is Birmingham, (the UK version), which explains the never ending devotion to the mighty Aston Villa Football Club. When not doing any of the things mentioned above, I also enjoy writing, reading and running.
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Till next time
Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor