Productivity Work

The 90-minute Hour

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Earlier in my career, I had a high-pressure job with many demands – including endless meetings. I would race through each day, finding it nearly impossible to take even a 5-minute break!

Luckily, I had an amazing executive assistant who noticed how these constant meetings were affecting me. She also knew how much I valued “think time” – uninterrupted time to work and concentrate.

One day, she suggested dividing my schedule into 90-minute blocks, while booking meetings for only 60 minutes.

This simple change was magical. Now I had a buffer between meetings – a chance to prepare, reflect, and recharge. It was the most impactful productivity hack I discovered in my career.

If you’re feeling stretched thin by back-to-back meetings, try converting your hours into 90-minute blocks. You’ll appreciate having that extra breathing room. If you do, let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below.