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Mike Gardner

The Time Doctor - author, coach, mentor, speaker, trainer

In my guise as The Time Doctor, I’ve spent many years researching, writing, training, coaching, mentoring and speeking on all aspects of time management and productivity.

I’m the author of over 350 articles of this award winning blog and the Amazon bestselling book Business Owners: Your Family Misses You – Time management strategies that free up two hours a day and get you loved again.

The underlying theme of all my work is to provide help and guidance that helps you to get the balance right between your professional and personal lives.

This message was brought into sharp focus in November 2015 when following a hip replacement operation, I was rushed to a different hospital after suffering a life-threatening heart attack, little did I know, that over the over the following three months, I would go on to suffer another two heart attacks and a stroke.

Laying in hospital the first night after my first heart attack, is an experience I’ll never forget. After speaking to many heart attack survivors, everyone feels the same. You’re frightened to go to sleep because you think you may not wake up. And believe me, when I say that the adage, nobody on their deathbed has ever said “I wish I had spent more time at the office” is true. I wasn’t worried about any unfinished work I might have had waiting in the office. I was worried that I wouldn’t get the chance to say a proper goodbye to my family.

Whilst always being passionate about the work I do, this period of my life reinforced the need for me to get my message out to as many people as possible.

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.

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