Whenever someone visits you or asks for advice, your burdens should become lighter, not heavier. Don’t allow others’ baggage to accumulate on your desk. Insist they take some of your baggage! Ultimately, your “desk” should be clear at all times, not a dumping ground for those trying to delegate to you.
1. Other: There are no outlets for my power cord in this room.
You: Why don’t you call conference services once you ask how many others would like power strips?
2. Other: Can you suggest ten trade associations to pursue for speaking?
You: Google it. Then circulate the list to others who can use it.
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