If you’re expecting me to encourage you to exercise more, clean your room or start your own business, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place. To be frank, you’ve stumbled upon a moderately irritable man sarcastically complaining about the woes of remote working.
I’m sure there are plenty of self-help articles out there if you’re looking for a fleeting hit of motivation. So if that’s your aim, feel free to seek them out — it was nice to meet you, and I wish you the best of luck!
When organising a meeting, they love to use inexplicit titles like “catch-up” or “quick chat”. The more creative types playfully introduce more than the required amount of vowels into regular words to appear nonchalant and non-threatening, e.g. “meeeeeeting”. They might even take it to the next level and showcase their wit by including an entertaining meme in the meeting body.
If I don’t have both of these crucial pieces of information upfront, I can’t possibly ascertain whether it’s worth my time, or your time for that matter. Additionally, even if I am the right person — you’re never going to get the best out of me unless I have the opportunity to prepare.