Reclaim Your Time & Play the Long Game with Dorie Clark & Jenny Blake

Hosted by Steven Morris

A dynamic conversation between authors Dorie Clark and Jenny Blake, hosted by Steven Morris

Live Event — Wednesday, July 13 at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, 2022

It’s no secret that many of us feel pushed to the limit, rushed, overwhelmed, and perpetually behind. We keep our heads down, focused on an endless to-do list without a moment to breathe.

Do you feel like it’s time to reinvent your work, your life, your business?

Are you called to reclaim your precious and finite time?

How can you break out of the cycle of short-term thinking and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek?

Fortunately, there are solutions to these persistent business and life challenges.

In this dynamic conversation, we’ll explore the intersections of The Long Game and Free Time, with a bit of The Beautiful Business, by Steven Morris, infused.

Our mindset (or view of the game we’re playing in business) and our time (how we manage the finite resources) become linchpins in each of us finding success as we define it.

Dorie Clark and Jenny Blake have spent significant time and energy researching, uncovering, and creating tools to maximize your impact and optimize your time.

The Long Game” by Dorie Clark, answers the question of how to be a long-term thinker (and doer) in a short-term world.

And, Jenny Blake’s “Free Time” book teaches us how to lose the busywork that consumes our time.

Author, and brand and culture building strategist, Steven Morris, will host a dynamic conversation between two friends, Dorie and Jenny.

“Playing the long game—eschewing short-term gratification in order to work toward an uncertain but worthy future goal—isn’t easy. But it’s the surest path to meaningful and lasting success in a world that so often prioritizes what’s easy, quick, and ultimately shallow.”

― Dorie Clark


Dorie Clark, Jenny Blake, & Steven Morris

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. 

She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long GameEntrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Forbes has declared that “her insights connect marketing, social media, communications, learning technologies, and personal discovery to give us a blueprint for success in the future economy.” 

She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. You can download her free Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment at

Jenny Blake is an author, podcaster, and keynote speaker who loves helping people move from friction to flow through smarter systems, powered by Delightfully Tiny Teams. Her third book, Free Time: Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business (Ideapress, March 2022) will help free your mind, time, and team for more of your best work. Jenny’s previous book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One (Portfolio/Penguin Random House, 2016), won the Axiom award for best business book in the careers category.

Celebrating a decade of running her own business after five years at Google, Jenny is an international keynote speaker, and licenses her Pivot Programs to clients like Google and CHANEL.

Jenny hosts two podcasts with over one million downloads combined: Free Time for Heart-Based Business owners, and Pivot with Jenny Blake to help others navigate change. After working at a Silicon Valley startup, then at Google for five years in coaching and career development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 to launch her own business.

Jenny loves yoga and buys too many books. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and angel-in-fur-coat German shepherd. Learn more and take the Free Time quiz at

Steven Morris is an expert brand strategist, culture consultant, and business advisor. He helps business leaders build unignorable brands, cultures, and business strategies through his work as an advisor, author, and speaker.

Over his 25+ years as an entrepreneur, he has worked with more than 3,000 business leaders from Samsung, Sony, Habitat for Humanity, Amazon, International Trademark Association, NFL, MLB, and over 250 other brands.

He is the author of two books, including The Evolved Brand and his new book The Beautiful Business. Steven reaches more than 25,000 readers through his blog and Beautiful Business podcast. His writing explores the intersection of brands, culture, business strategy, and human artistry as a contributing writer for Retail Observer, Business Week, Brand Week, Conscious Company Magazine, Wisdom Well, and MarketingProfs.

When he is not supporting leaders in building beautiful brands and businesses, Steven explores his fascination with art and beauty as an artist, outdoor enthusiast, surfer, and beekeeper.

During the live conversation, we’ll explore:

  • How to think differently about the game you’re playing in business?
  • What does it mean to reclaim our time and reframe our business mindset?
  • How to maximize your most precious commodity of time?
  • What can you do to play the long game of business while maximizing your time?
  • How can you realize more creativity and vitality in your work and life?

“For business owners, working harder doesn’t necessarily generate more income or more returns. In fact, oftentimes it just leads to burnout. … “Free Time” is all about intentionally designing smarter systems to free up time and to work fewer hours. If you put in a little bit of that effort up front, you can free up energy and creativity far into the future.”

― Jenny Blake