Some people are more important to your business than others. Don't waste time with people you don't need to contact or see.
IDENTIFY the people who you need on your side.
ENSURE that the time you spend with colleagues and contacts reflects their role in relation to your business.
SPEND MORE TIME with those who matter most to you. The personal and professional dividends pay off in the long term.
STAY 95% PROFESSIONALLY DETACHED in dealing with everyone you work with. It's then easier to say 'no'.
RECHARGE YOUR SELF-RESPECT by spending adequate personal time with people you like and love.