Today, I had quite a significant number of diverse visitors.

I use Monday afternoons to connect with external stakeholders. This ensures I have enough time to follow through on their needs, and provide feedback before the week runs out. That way, no conversation remains open into the weekend.

In almost every meeting, there is a need requiring urgent attention. My job is usually to de-escalate the urgency, without watering down the importance, and then finding alternatives that can meet each need in a win-win way for the long term.

Most conversations re-energize me, but some drain me. I can tell which is which before the meeting, so I keep the drain open before opening the tap.

I am thankful for the opportunity to meet people of all hues in my line of work.

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