As CEOs and executives, your work day is very busy. No doubt.
And then on top of that, there are your commitments as mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister, friend, person of faith, community member, and a person with (gasp!) hobbies.
So, when things don't get done, or when someone asks you to do something, it's natural for your response to be, "I'm too busy."
I'm right there with you.
In addition to my mastermind work with Entrepreneurs for Impact, I have the pleasure (and often challenge) of juggling other roles as husband, father of three young kids, professor at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill, Managing Director at IronOak Energy Capital, and ringleader of our local "dude's group." Plus a host of other social, health, and spiritual commitments, in which I'm often slacking.
As we start off in 2020, this quote from American writer Laura Vanderkam seemed like a relevant reframing for our "too busy" culture:
Instead of saying "I don't have time," try saying "It (or you) are not a priority," and see how that feels.
Ouch? Awesome? Impractical?
Your response is probably some combination of all three, as it was for me. I'm going to try choosing the first two for the next 30 days and see what happens.