Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tommy Wants-To-Please: Frustrating Call-Ins

sm-Call-In-Time-BanditThe most professional approach to avoid client call-in interruptions is to set mutually convenient telephone appointments.  Just ask Tommy.  He’s been hassled plenty by unplanned and unwanted call-in Time Bandits.


logo-w-bookLearn more about how to handle Time Bandits and their many interruptions in the Time Bandit Solutions book. Available at




Do You Have The Symptoms?

By Cindy Griffith

My Kitty

Meet my cat Brodie who sits on my desk most of the day listening to me talk on the telephone and watching as I type on the computer.  He keeps me on track.  If the clock hits 6:00, he cries while pawing at my leg and if I work on the computer while watching television, he sits on the keyboard.  One day I had just hung up the telephone and started mumbling to myself. There were papers spread all over my desk I looked over and found him in this position.  “I know…a disaster right?  I feel like covering my eyes too!”  I was stressed, distressed.

“Interruptions create distress, and it shows in many ways” noted by Success Magazine summary that is based on the book The Time Bandit Solution authored by Edward G. Brown, President, Co-Chairman & Co-Founder at Cohen Brown Management Group. The link to Take Back Your Time: What to Do When You’re Stretched Too Thin is below.  The article continues to say that distress manifestations “do exist, and they are harmful.” The symptoms include “mental fatigue, irritability, loss of concentration, reduced efficiency, reduced productivity”…talking to one’s self??

When was the last time you exhibited one of the symptoms?

Take Back Your Time: What To Do When You’re Stretched Too Thin



Finding Quiet Time

 by Cynthia Whitmer Griffith

quiet time 2 I remember outdoor recess at elementary school I played as hard as I could during that 20 minutes and, as I looked around, everyone had red cheeks as we lined up to come back to the classroom. My third grade teacher would say, “Now, I would like everyone to lay your head on your desk for  two minutes.”  What was she up to…was she grading our math test, writing a letter to a parent or was she popping a candy in her mouth?  No, she was allowing us to clear our minds, finding focus for the remainder of the school day. relaxation

Success Magazine points out “Why you need to create quiet time in your life?” is a key learning in  The Time Bandit Solution authored by Edward G. Brown, President, Co-Chairman & Co-Founder at Cohen Brown Management Group. Time locking is a technique that “can bring focus and even joy or at least serenity to what would otherwise have felt like pressure and drudgery. “  You can read more about time locking and other techniques in this link to the Success Magazine book summary of The Time Bandit Solution.

How do you find your quiet time? booksmcover

Read The Time Bandit Solution book summary by clicking the link :