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Take Back Your Time – Productivity Secrets of Successful People

September 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you want to get to grips with time management and organisation, this is the workshop for you!

In today’s market, time is valued much more than money. Entrepreneurship should be giving you more flexibility and better work/life balance, but it’s not! What’s gone wrong?

Being able to get a grip on your time management, planning and productivity is a key survival skill for both you and your business. If you want to get to grips with time management and organisation, this is the workshop for you!

You know what you should be doing but you just can’t make it happen. Guy Arnold will help you solve all these problems and give you three principles that you can apply to any situation, in any business large or small, in order to get a grip of your time, and get the important things done, no matter how busy you are!

This training will expand on some of the key principles of ‘The 7 habits of Highly Effective People’ – the #1 training system in the world.

It lasts for 3 hours and will teach you:

· How to focus on what matters

· How to master your emotions to avoid meltdown

· How to plan your week and day effectively

· How to make the plan actually work, no matter what else is going on

· How to handle distractions and avoid stress.

And you will go away with powerful tools that you can use time and again. Three hours, three principles, and three tools that make all the difference and will transform your day.

About Your Trainer

Guy Arnold

​Guy is an unconventional business adviser who helps owners of small businesses build sales and profits through reputation, loyalty and referrals … above all else.

Guy has run his own businesses and worked with fast growing start-ups and large businesses, always focusing on business building through customer reputation and loyalty, and he has written 3 books on this subject.

He has had big successes in business and also some reasonably sized failures: the key is to learn from successes and avoid what causes failures!

He can help you by examining your approach to customers and helping you develop simple systems, and step by step changes to get ever better results by getting customers to want to buy more from you, buy again and again and tell all their friends about you.

He uses a simple but powerful methodology called ‘Slow Selling’, based on 4 key principles of common sense.

But don’t take our word for it: the proof of any pudding is in the eating: Here’s some feedback from recent work through the BIPC

‘Exceptional teaching and really valuable content​.’

‘Inspirational and simple.’

‘I left feeling relieved and inspired, clear on what I needed to do.’

If you just want to be ‘a bit better’, then Guy’s not the person for you, but if you want to really nail it, Guy would be pleased to talk with you.


Please note that there is no parking at the library. Nearest parking is Princesshays, Bampfyle Street or Guildhall car park.

If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at

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September 28, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Rougemont Room, Exeter Library
Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ
Exeter, EX4 3PQ GB
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