This week I went to Boston for a day. Instead of trying to line up other meetings for the trip, I surgically flew in for a single one. I was on an 8 am flight and back at my house by 5 pm. Looking back at the week, it hardly felt like I traveled at all.
What would happen if you cut each of your upcoming work trips in half? Could you get 80% of the value in 50% of the time? What are the opportunity costs at home for being gone?
If that seems hard, try it with one. You’ll be shocked at how it might force you to prioritize your time.