Look at your calendar for the next week. How many meetings are on it? How many hours are blocked for those meetings?
For each meeting, try to answer these three questions:
- Is this meeting’s purpose clear?
- Is this meeting necessary to achieving its purpose?
- Is my attendance necessary?
If the answer to any of these questions is “No”, then you may have just found some time in your schedule.
Now you need to find a way to not attend those meetings. You’re smart and will think of something good.
How many hours will you free up?