Your Calendar Is A Ledger Of The Time You’ve Traded Away


If you’re thinking of your calendar or your diary as simply a place to schedule and track your meetings, then you’re getting it all wrong.

Julian Shapiro reckons you should think about your calendar as a ledger of the time you’ve traded away.

You’ve chosen to schedule those meetings.

You could have done other things instead.

And maybe those ‘other things’ could have been a more effective and efficient use of your time.

Maybe you would’ve had time to spend time on something that would bring more value to you or your organisation if you hadn’t scheduled those meetings.

If you were to do an audit at the end of the month on all the time you spent in meetings vs the value or benefits gained…would you be happy with the result?

If not, perhaps it’s time to balance the ledger.

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