But back to the original question, why is a saber guy going on about an epee book? Because like wise old Uncle Iroh borrowing from the Water Benders to learn to deflect lightning (where are all my Last Airbender Fans?), I feel that there is a lot that can be learned by all fencers, largely because the book is about a change in thought process.
In previous tournaments I have participated, it was often difficult to hear the referee over the buzz of the crowds in the venue. The hand signals were there, but to me it just looked like they were trying to land an airplane on the strip. So, when this seminar came along, it seemed like a great opportunity (plus Coach Lefty told me to go, and we should always do what Coach Lefty says!).
Managing time all comes down to motivation to get work done. Procrastination or becoming sidetracked occurs when the person has no motivation to do the work that is meant to be done. Having something to drive you to do your work will assist in becoming more efficient with both time and work. My motivation was fencing.