The more successful you are, the less time you can waste on meeting contacts that only take away precious minutes.
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We already know that the business world is moving thanks contacts. After all, success depends on who you know, not what you know, doesn’t it? The busier you get, the less time you need to waste on unproductive business meetings.
The problem is, sometimes you get stuck in these obligations without realizing them, and you may get stuck in a cycle of To meet senseless. This soon leads to the loss of quality of life as your personal time is consumed.
The good news is that there is a solution to this problem: be more selective about the meetings you have. First, let me be clear: I’m only talking about meetings that are meant to be productive and based solely on promoting business goals and not on social gatherings.
How do you identify the people who are just wasting your time? Let’s look at some examples.
1. The acquaintance of a friend
It is very common to date these type of people if you are an entrepreneur or a businessman. The story goes like this: You are in a meeting and have a beer with your friends when one of them says, “I have a friend you should meet. I think they could work. “Your natural answer should be,” Perfect, thank you, “but you should never keep this deadline as there is a high chance they will be zero. productive.
The professional way to run these meetings is for your friend to introduce you to their acquaintance via email after asking you personally if you are interested. Next, you should schedule a call of no more than 10 minutes with the contact to determine if it is worth taking two or three hours of your life to get to know the person and take the business relationship to the next level.
2. People looking for “advice”
This is another example of a meeting that doesn’t make sense to be held in person. Let me be clear: I am not against helping other people and advising someone who might really benefit from your experience. I believe that mentoring is a crucial success factor. The more successful your business is, the less time you will have to spend helping others, at least not without sacrificing the time you spend with loved ones.
Again, reschedule a 10 minute call with the person who needs you, remembering that you cannot always help everyone as you want, even when you want to.
3. The person who cancels an appointment minutes before
Maybe you had a phone call or meeting on your agenda for weeks and seven minutes before the appointment. You will receive an email that says, “Sorry, a problem has occurred and I need to reschedule.” This is one of the things that bothers me the most because it means the other person is not appreciating our time. You had reserved a window of time for this person when you clearly have more important things to do.
This person has already set a precedent because if they cancels a meeting right before the appointment, for whatever reason, chances are they will do it again and you just have no time to waste. If you see fit, tell him that you don’t see them work well together and move on.
4. A “blind date”
These are the worst meetings. You receive several random emails from a friend who for some unknown reason wants to introduce you to another person (copy the subject in question, of course). Your friend should have asked you first if you are interested in this contact so that you can properly reuse.
These blind meetings are unlikely to turn out to be productive, even if they stemmed from the unprofessional way in which they came about. In this case, as in the previous cases, you should talk to the contact for a maximum of 10 minutes and have an in-depth conversation with your friend.