Last year, I found myself going from meeting to meeting with sometimes zero margin in-between.
Although I was accomplishing a lot of meetings; the bad part was I didn’t have enough time to process the action items from those meetings because I was rushing to get to my next meeting.
I realized I was missing the most important part of the meetings and the meeting became pointless. To solve this issue, I made sure there was a buffer of time in-between meetings and determined which meetings were necessary for me to be a part of.
Doing this helped me realize that some meetings were not necessary to have every week or were better suited as an email.
Making those adjustments gave me more margin and allowed me to cut away what was nonessential with my time so that I can be more effective, focusing my time on what is essential.
How can you create margin this week?
Luke 10:40-42 NASB –“But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do the serving by myself? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; but only one thing is necessary; for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
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