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How to Save An Hour Every Day by Michael Heppell

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4

Dealing with distractions

In this chapter you’ll find out what’s more addictive than crack cocaine, learn to love ‘no’, be happy to take on extra work from your boss and know what to do with the Time Bandits.

Time Bandits

‘Have you got a minute?’ is one of the most understated requests ever. What these people should actually say is, ‘I would like to take an unexpected 40 minutes of your valuable time. Is that OK?’

And if they did ask that, what would you say?

Time Bandits are the worst type of distraction. It’s much easier to deal with things than people.

So here’s how you do it.

If you can – hide! Yes, hide away from the Time Bandits. Move your desk, add some screens, stay at home, screen your phone calls and close the door. Out of ...

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