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Found and lost time

I had a schedule filled with zoom meetings. My tophat and I were ready. My screen was filled with windows. My browser was filled with tabs, and my physical notebooks opened to the correct pages.

Without warning, one got canceled about an hour before it was to begin, just as I was about to start reading through the latest versions of the materials.

Suddenly I had “found time.”

It’s too late to uncancel, I’ve taking my teddy bears to a picnic.

The time of the meeting itself and all that prep time. This is a double bonus as most last-minute cancelations happen after I have already finished my prep.

At the very last moment, it got uncanceled.

The meeting went ahead without my having one prep, and as a result, we didn’t accomplish everything we would have if I had prepped. I found it frustrating and will need an extra meeting.

Perhaps I shouldn’t let people uncancel. Spend quality time with the bears instead.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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