As I looked at this week, I took a deep breath and felt myself physically brace for what lay ahead. Each day held between 5 and 7 hours of scheduled meetings. Fortunately, this is no longer what my typical work week looks like but, whoa, did this cause me to take a pause as I saw the array of blocked times on my calendar.
Typically, what I would have done is thought, “that’s nice, but I still have this laundry list of things to get done this week…so, I’m just going to power through it.” The problem with this is two-fold:
The people you are meeting with do not get the best of you.
The work you are trying to advance may not get the focus and attention it deserves.