Sometimes the only guest I want in a meeting is me. There are many reasons I would want time alone with no distractions. I need to do my taxes, I need to focus on a project, I need to finally get around to watching The Mandalorian (I know, I know). When I want to block out some me time, I simply email Andrew directly and CC no one.
“Andrew, find two hours at the office next week for me to finally write that blog post about time hacking.”
Using the above request, Andrew will create a meeting on my calendar with just me. It looks something like this:
A couple of really cool things happened here. First, since I’m the only person in this meeting, we’ve titled the meeting “Reminder” and added the full text of my request to Andrew into the notes so I remember what I am trying to remember.
PRO TIP: Change the meeting title by including a title in quotes in your request to Andrew:
Andrew, find two hours at the office next week for me to finally write that blog post about time hacking. Call it “Write blog post”.
Want to speed this up even more? Use a slash command! I can plan to drink alone simply by emailing Andrew: “Andrew, /beer so I can ponder the decisions in life that got me to this point.”
Andrew adds this to my calendar whenever I am available using the meeting template I detailed in a previous time hack article and it lands on my calendar instantly looking a bit like this:
And there you have it… by sending one email directly to Andrew I just made time for me to reflect over a cold mug of suds. Consider my time hacked!