Do you hate being late, but it just keeps happening? In this brilliantly funny and original talk, Grace Pacie, a self-confessed Timebender, offers ground-breaking answers to this perennial problem. Grace uses cartoons to explain her insights into Timebending; the Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness; and the 7 strange subconscious patterns which make people late; sharing her tried and tested tips and tricks for being on time. You’ll learn why the No.1 solution chosen by partners has exactly the opposite effect; and in a final twist, discover that there may be a positive side to a Timebending habit.

In Grace’s best-selling book “LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we are late and how we can change” Grace offers a lifeline to the 20% of the population who struggle with timeliness, and the people who live and work with them. In addition to her B.A. MBA and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she has qualifications in Myers Briggs, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Author of ‘LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we’re late and how we can change’ with a B.A. and a Master’s Degree. She has worked as a business consultant, researched hundreds of markets to understand how people around the world make their buying decisions and helped major global businesses redesign their strategic marketing. She has also received qualifications in Myers Briggs, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx 

Duration: 15min 17sec

I’m Sorry I’m Late But…

I’m Sorry I’m Late But…

Apologizing for being late is one of the big moral dilemmas. It’s a bit like farting, or eating the last brownie – do you mention it, or do you just keep quiet and hope no-one has noticed?  Do you come clean and apologize, or is it OK to blame it on the dog?  Marilyn...

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Timebenders – How do we stop being late?

Timebenders – How do we stop being late?

Here are the twenty tricks to get you to your goal on time, taken from LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we are late and what we can change DEADLINES Deadline Tip 1: Always ask for a Deadline Deadline Tip 2: Involve Other People Deadline Tip 3: Take off your Watch...

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Has COVID-19 Cured Your Lateness Habit?

Has COVID-19 Cured Your Lateness Habit?

Returning to work after lockdown may literally be a totally new experience for the 20% of the population who struggle with a lateness habit – they should now find it no problem to be punctual, or even early – but will it last? The daily commute can be a painful...

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How to stay friends with a Timebender

How to stay friends with a Timebender

“I had a roommate/best friend who was always late. In the beginning of our friendship, I would wait stupid amounts of time for him to get his shit together. Later on in our friendship I realized I was indirectly condoning his behavior by waiting for him. So instead of...

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You Can’t Manage Time  – Guest Post by Catherine Stothart

You Can’t Manage Time – Guest Post by Catherine Stothart

"I’ve got too much to do”……”I haven’t got enough time”…… “I need to go on a time management course”.  Sounds familiar?  Most of us have said these things.  It’s a real problem – the relentless pressure of too much to do in the time available can cause stress and...

read more
What is Your Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness?

What is Your Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness?

Everyone is late sometimes.  We might be always on time for work, but always late when meeting friends.  Or always late for family parties but always on time otherwise. Even people who are late 99% of the time can make it on time to an important job interview or court...

read more

Woman's Hour Interview with Jenni Murray

by Grace Pacie

Do you hate being late, but it just keeps happening? In this brilliantly funny and original talk, Grace Pacie, a self-confessed Timebender, offers ground-breaking answers to this perennial problem. Grace uses cartoons to explain her insights into Timebending; the Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness; and the 7 strange subconscious patterns which make people late; sharing her tried and tested tips and tricks for being on time. You’ll learn why the No.1 solution chosen by partners has exactly the opposite effect; and in a final twist, discover that there may be a positive side to a Timebending habit.

In Grace’s best-selling book “LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we are late and how we can change” Grace offers a lifeline to the 20% of the population who struggle with timeliness, and the people who live and work with them. In addition to her B.A. MBA and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she has qualifications in Myers Briggs, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Author of ‘LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we’re late and how we can change’ with a B.A. and a Master’s Degree. She has worked as a business consultant, researched hundreds of markets to understand how people around the world make their buying decisions and helped major global businesses redesign their strategic marketing. She has also received qualifications in Myers Briggs, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnotherapy, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx 

Duration: 15min 17sec

I’m Sorry I’m Late But…

I’m Sorry I’m Late But…

Apologizing for being late is one of the big moral dilemmas. It’s a bit like farting, or eating the last brownie – do you mention it, or do you just keep quiet and hope no-one has noticed?  Do you come clean and apologize, or is it OK to blame it on the dog?  Marilyn...

read more
Timebenders – How do we stop being late?

Timebenders – How do we stop being late?

Here are the twenty tricks to get you to your goal on time, taken from LATE! A Timebender’s guide to why we are late and what we can change DEADLINES Deadline Tip 1: Always ask for a Deadline Deadline Tip 2: Involve Other People Deadline Tip 3: Take off your Watch...

read more
Has COVID-19 Cured Your Lateness Habit?

Has COVID-19 Cured Your Lateness Habit?

Returning to work after lockdown may literally be a totally new experience for the 20% of the population who struggle with a lateness habit – they should now find it no problem to be punctual, or even early – but will it last? The daily commute can be a painful...

read more
How to stay friends with a Timebender

How to stay friends with a Timebender

“I had a roommate/best friend who was always late. In the beginning of our friendship, I would wait stupid amounts of time for him to get his shit together. Later on in our friendship I realized I was indirectly condoning his behavior by waiting for him. So instead of...

read more
You Can’t Manage Time  – Guest Post by Catherine Stothart

You Can’t Manage Time – Guest Post by Catherine Stothart

"I’ve got too much to do”……”I haven’t got enough time”…… “I need to go on a time management course”.  Sounds familiar?  Most of us have said these things.  It’s a real problem – the relentless pressure of too much to do in the time available can cause stress and...

read more
What is Your Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness?

What is Your Secret Scale of Acceptable Lateness?

Everyone is late sometimes.  We might be always on time for work, but always late when meeting friends.  Or always late for family parties but always on time otherwise. Even people who are late 99% of the time can make it on time to an important job interview or court...

read more

Woman's Hour Interview with Jenni Murray

by Grace Pacie

Change your life! Read the book!