Got a minute?
The fact is, unless you are a great rarity today, you not only don’t have a minute, you have a yawning deficit of minutes. There is work unfinished on your desk. You have personal aspirations of all kinds that you never find time for and obligations you barely find time for. You’re already stretched for time, so no, you don’t have a minute.
Yet when almost anybody asks, “Got a minute?” you automatically answer, “Sure, how can I help?”
How do you stop doing that?