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The shift to remote working has made this challenge harder, as the need to stay connected has had the side effect of driving more and more toxic collaboration. The purpose of your diary is not to have meetings, it is to structure and enable you to achieve what needs to be done. The first two hours of the day are golden, and I think I do about 50% of my value in that timeframe. The pareto principle applies to your work too — 20% of your time, will deliver 80% of the value.