If you need something done, give it to a busy person. They always find a way.
Nonetheless, the word busy is an awful word. A few years ago, I used to say how “busy” I was all the time. I didn’t realize how it sounded until one of my artist’s parents was kind enough to tell me: when I said I had been busy to describe my status, he said it felt like I never had time for him, or anybody for that matter. I haven’t used it since.
“Busy” implies you don’t have time for things, and in some cases, are not open to possibilities. If you tell yourself you are busy, then you believe you can’t make time for what you believe is important, whereas, if you take full responsibility for your schedule and commitments, you can always make time.
If you already feel busy, how can you continue to scale your efforts and grow your operation?
However, as we all know, delegation is easier said than done. Effective leaders know how to delegate, but they don’t punt the ball.
Some managers believe through delegation they can shift responsibility entirely. This is false.
As a leader, you are still ultimately responsible for what you delegate. Therefore, as you grow, you need a system in place to ensure assignments are clear, progress is monitored (without having to check in via email), and completion measured.
Without this system, you are no better than the punter who kicks the ball to the other team without control of what happens next.
Go eagles 😉