While looking over my calendar today at work, I bemoaned the fact that I had more time scheduled in meetings than I really felt like I could afford to give if I was to get more pressing things done. Fortunately, one long meeting was cancelled and another went for only half the time scheduled.
Still, I wasn’t too keen on that final meeting of the day. Upon closer look, I was stunned to see that the meeting had 198 people invited to it. Huh? Are you serious? Anything with 198 people invited is no meeting. It may be a presentation, but it’s no meeting. The subject of the meeting was in the “might be nice to know about, but not critical for my work” category.
I cancelled out of it and went about my work. The beauty of it is that nobody will ever care that I wasn’t there. I bet most of the 198 did the same.
Leap year lesson #225 is Be selective about how you fill your day.