Late!: A Timebender’s Guide to Why We Are Late and How We Can Change

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About the author

Grace G. Pacie

Not everyone realises that I struggle to be on time, so I'm a bit crazy to go public and admit the mental hoops I jump through to avoid being late. I decided to write "Late!" because, whenever I've shared my ideas with other people who have the same problem, they always want to know more, but can't seem to find any other information on the subject.

In spite of my struggles with time I've somehow managed to turn up for enough classes to gain a B.A. and a Master's Degree. I've worked through the midnight hours as a business consultant, I've researched hundreds of markets to understand how people around the world make their buying decisions, and I've just made it to meetings in time to help major global businesses redesign their strategic marketing. I've squeezed in qualifications in Myers Briggs, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, and Marketing.

In between, I've worked out my ideas for "Late!", searched out and interviewed people who are struggling with punctuality, and reviewed all the research I could find on the subject. I've been distracted by Facebook and Twitter, and even wrote and published another book, as a double bind. Eventually I've managed to apply everything I've learned to my own behaviour, and overcome my closure anxiety, in order to get this manuscript finished. I hope it will help some of the other Timebenders out there to accept that there are aspects of their lives which they can't always control; to acknowledge the impact their behaviour has on others; to recognise that in certain areas they have special strengths; and to improve their own relationship with time.