Authors of the award-winning book,
I Don't Have Time: 15-minute ways to shape a life you love

We're Heading to Perth!

When & Where ...

»  Tuesday, 18 February 2020

»  Perth CBD

Block out your diary!

»  Meet & greet from 9.00am

»  Workshop 9.30am - 1.30pm

Is it time to unpack some dreams?

We understand how maddening it feels, not getting on with things. Not doing what we plan. Holding back. Focusing on things that don’t matter nearly as much as the big stuff that would propel us so much further forward in our lives in all the areas that mean the most to us. Putting things off for 'one day' …

It’s even harder when we know we’re well placed to really throw ourselves into something special — a new project, a health goal, a new career or a hobby or even that novel we’ve been itching to write for years … and yet we’re still not getting on with it.

The more excuses we find, the worse we feel underneath. It’s not even that we’re letting others down. It’s that we’re disappointing ourselves.

I meant to do that this year …

I wish I had, while I could …

Why can’t I just get going with it …

We’ve a list of over 300 secret self-doubts collected in our workshops from people who thought there was nobody just like them. People who fell victim to an unofficial mass cover-up that leads us to think other people have their acts together, much better than we do.

They don’t.

Ducks aren’t designed to line up

Life isn’t as neat and tidy as we’d like, even when we’re travelling pretty well. Things get derailed. We get derailed.

We start with great intentions and then we’re thrown off. We make mistakes. We’re impatient, or lethargic, or we have false starts. It’s hard to focus or rouse the energy we need to follow through on what we began, and we wish we had everything just a little bit more together!

Finding out ‘it’s not just me!’ can be incredibly liberating.

In fact, it’s crucial to our success. When people achieve significant milestones, it’s not that they’re blessed with superhuman productivity — it’s that they know how to handle the knocks and disappointments.

It’s about staying on our paths, despite our doubts. It’s about learning to stop hauling ourselves into the imaginary principal’s office every time we mess up, and becoming gentle with ourselves, instead.

One of the most freeing lessons we’ve learned is that it’s okay to slip up. It’s not the fall that counts, but the way we rise from it, and what we do next that really matters …

Shall we assume that we’re going to feel overwhelmed? We’re going to want to procrastinate. We’ll strive for perfection. We’ll compare ourselves to others. We’ll feel like an imposter. We’ll fail. We might even fear success … We’ll feel all of this, and we’ll need to make a choice.

Because, lying beyond the roadblocks these gremlins create in our minds, there is something you want. A lot.

Not finding a way through and striving for it consistently is going to hurt. Deeply.

  • What if you could feel anxious and do things anyway?
  • What if you could feel overwhelmed, and still get on with things?
  • What if you could fear failure but take risks regardless?

What if success wasn’t about mastering a text-book mindset — never procrastinating, never perfecting, never giving into overwhelm. What if it was about learning how to live with the gremlins that will hang around and stir up trouble like rebellious teens behind the bike sheds in our minds, no matter how much progress we make.

Even the most successful people deal with gremlins. It’s just that they’ve learnt the art of keeping these doubts on a low hum in the background while they forge ahead anyway.

Our 4-hour workshop will have you laughing, crying and — best of all — realising you are NOT the only one wondering why you’re not further ahead, more organised, more confident, fitter, happier, more satisfied in your relationships, more patient, more relaxed, more ambitious … more of all the things you want the most.

We’ll bring you stories and practical exercises from our book, I Don’t Have Time, PLUS brand new content from the upcoming sequel, I Can’t Be Bothered!

If you want to squeeze in more of what you love (even if you’ve lost touch with what that really is), and ditch the things that drag you down, we’ll help you:

  • Figure out what would really float your boat, and what really isn’t working in your life
  • Work out what you can let go to create the space you need to do more of what lights you up
  • Identify causes of high and low energy/motivation in key areas of your life
  • ‘Declutter’ your mind and your schedule to open up a larger or more fulfilling life
  • Identify various ways to self-rescue when you’re stuck in a rut, and create a tailored list of potential solutions with which to experiment
  • Develop greater awareness of the thought processes that hold you back, time after time, what this costs you and how things might be different with just some minor tweaks to your thinking
  • Learn about an actionable, motivating and achievable way of creating goals and maintaining positive momentum
  • Feel empowered to move through tasks more quickly
  • Create a tailored action plan unlike anyone else’s in the room, designed to help you achieve what you want, around all the challenges or obstacles that are particular to you.
  • Absolutely amazing and totally hits home!
  • It was great to get time out to think about these things. To think about goals and how I am spending my time.
  • My favourite bit was hearing everyone's gremlins - I nearly cried and was shaking. Huge relief!
  • Open, good fun, emotionally challenging (in a good way).
  • Loved it!
  • Thanks for an awesome session! My colleague and I [who attended] are at work at the moment and have been discussing it. We both got lots out of it!
  • Wonderful opportunity for self-reflection.
  • It was uplifting and spot on!
  • Very engaging and great tips. Relevant, practical advice.

Hosted by Emma Grey & Audrey Thomas

Founders of My 15 Minutes & authors of I Don't Have Time (Exisle, 2017),
and its upcoming sequel, I Can't Be Bothered!

Emma is a Life Balance specialist. Through a suite of innovative concepts and tools, Emma offers organisations and individuals practical solutions to the modern challenge of ‘having it all’. Her ideal corporate client employs educated, experienced, professionally-savvy staff in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Through seminars, workshops and executive coaching, WorkLifeBliss builds participants’ capacity to thrive under pressure, cope with change, interact positively with others and manage their time for maximum professional productivity and personal contentment.

Emma holds a BA (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Education and Advanced Practitioner certificates in Coaching and Training.

She is a published author, speaker and freelance journalist. Her book, Wits End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum (Lothian, 2005), was reviewed as ‘fresh, witty, hilarious, sharply-observed and relentlessly truthful.’ Emma writes regularly on a range of social issues in the national media, including for Mia Freedman’s ‘Mamamia’, The Punch, Australian Women Online, Coping with Jane, iVillage Australia and HerCanberra.

She has been profiled as a life-balance expert in various publications, including the Melbourne Age, Good Health Magazine, The Canberra Times, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Sun Herald, Adelaide Today and OK! Magazine. Emma’s seminars, events and coaching tools have been described as a ‘yellow brick road’ out of the chaos of modern living. She regularly shares her insights through her ‘Monday Bliss Blitz’ focus emails and on her blogs. She is a mother of three and has two step-children.

When she can sneak the time – she’s writing a vampire-free novel for young adults.

Audrey is an experienced and accredited coach and facilitator, and has a strong background in Learning and Development, Project and Change Management, Human Resources and Operations Management. Having spent many years in the corporate sector working with a diverse range of teams, she has a long history of delivering performance and success coaching.

Now in her own business, Audrey works with clients within the public and private sectors to discover and develop untapped potential and deliver measurable and sustainable change. Audrey is passionate about working with her clients, and coaching and mentoring them to achieve greater levels of success in their professional and personal lives.

She worked in the UK, Europe and North America for a number of years for the world's leading premium drinks company, primarily in global project and program management roles. This experience has been invaluable in working with clients from all walks of life and with diverse needs in terms of their professional and personal development. Audrey holds a Diploma and Certificate IV in Coaching, along with Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications in Training & Assessment. She has been a licensed Insights Discovery Accredited Practitioner for over 12 years and loves working with teams to improve productivity and cohesion.

Audrey is also a mentor for the Polaris Business & Innovation Centre’s Mentoring for Success program, offering support and expertise to business owners across a range of growth and development areas.

She is a self-confessed '80's tragic' and loves dancing around the house to the new romantics bands of her youth. Audrey is mum of 2 energetic boys and wife of a rugby-mad Welshman. Life is sweet!

I Don't Have Time Book Excerpt

I don't live in Perth. Will you be offering this workshop anywhere else?

Yes, we will offer this workshop wherever there is enough demand. Get in touch and let us know where you are and if you’d like us to present in your town/city.

I have (or haven't) bought your program, is this still worthwhile for me?

The workshop stands alone from the My 15 Minutes program, and our other courses, though is complementary to them all.

Compared with other workshops, this is inexpensive - is it going to be a 'sales fest'?

We’ve been to events like that, where the ticket price is low, but the event turns out to be a sales pitch. We loathe it! No, this workshop will deliver 4hours of high value content and resources. We may mention our programs and you will have an opportunity to chat with us if you’d like to know more, but the workshop itself is ‘self contained’ and content-rich.

What's included in the ticket price?

You’ll receive the workshop, templates and resources, a ‘goodie bag’ packed with surprises, including a signed copy of I Don’t Have Time, refreshments on arrival and during the break. Plus we’d love to give you complimentary membership in our I Don’t Have Time @ Work program [valued at $97].

What's your refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. Just let us know the details of the person you’ve given your ticket to and we’ll add them to our guest list.

Is there a group discount?

Yes … the more the merrier! Come in a group of 5+ and receive 10% discount on the total ticket investment. Just drop us a line at and we can organise your group tickets.

I don't like going to networking events on my own. Will I feel welcome?

We see this workshop as an opportunity to help foster new connections. We’ll ensure that you feel welcome and get to meet new people.

Will there be role-playing?

Ha! Great question! Some people love role-playing but we’re not really into it, so no. 🙂

What do I wear?

Whether you’re in casual gear or business clothes – it’s really up to you! The most important thing is you feel comfortable.

How's this different from other workshops?

The feedback we receive consistently is that our workshops are the best people have attended. The content is very ‘real’. We’re open and vulnerable and include a strong mix of storytelling and practical action. We want you to walk out with a smile, thinking ‘that was time well invested’ and remember this workshop for a long time afterwards.

Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?

Although our workshops do not provide formal qualifications, we are happy to provide a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session. Please let us know in advance of the workshop via email ( if you would like a certificate to be issued to you.


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