Today, I tried multi-tasking with meetings. One on my phone and one on my laptop.

I knew from experience that such an approach would make me ineffective in both meetings, but I had to try. Both meeting organizers made it clear that my presence meant more than my contribution.

Fifteen minutes in, I decided to politely ask each organizer to record their respective calls, as I needed to step out. Thankfully, they obliged without a fuss.

Stepping out gave me an energy rush. I had to take a walk to celebrate my new found freedom.

I have a book gifted to me by a friend called “Kill Bad Meetings.” I have to make time for it, after “The Selfish Gene.”

I am thankful for the ability to stop what is not working.

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