Being busy makes you easy to manipulate. Busy people are distracted and distracted people get taken advantage of. Smart, successful people don’t allow themselves to be distracted by the demands of manipulative people who only want to make them even busier. Don’t confuse being busy with being productive or feeling important. Start protecting your time by becoming disciplined with your schedule and staying focused on one or two important things at a time. Here are 3 ways to avoid distractions from manipulative people who want to keep you busy.