Why Am I So Busy?

Are you frazzled by non-stop activities and never-ending pressures? Most family business leaders today spend so much time working in their businesses that they get caught in the “busy-ness” trap. And it’s a trap, usually, of our own making.

Listen to our blog this week as Wayne explains what the busy-ness trap is and shares key tips to get past it so that you can structure your day and find that elusive work-life balance you desire.

We’d like to know what tips you have to share about effect time management. Please share your thoughts and comments.

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  1. Wayne, how true. All great points. Now in my 38th year in this industry, as you noted, it was looked upon as a badge of success….you’re busy, people want your time…bouncing from meeting to meeting. I became a victim of this mentality working for a large publicly held construction firm….until one day a consultant hired to do some coaching asked me….”When do you get time to think, plan, reflect”? I changed my habits and it helped tremendously.

    • Thanks, Al! Great perspective!

  2. Awesome message. Had never thought about busy-ness as a new status but you are right! Best tip on time effectiveness: email only at Max of 3 scheduled times throughout the day.

    • Thanks, Josh! Hope you are prospering!

  3. Wayne, great tips, thanks. I’m sharing with our leadership teams as they often struggle to have what we call “white space” in the calendar (no appointments, meetings, etc). The value of “˜white space’ is time to reflect, think and be accessible to others. We often confuse what we have termed “activity with accomplishment”. Thanks again!

    • Agree 100%, Kent! Thank you.

  4. Wayne , as usual you hit the nail right on the head ! Am sending this not only to customers but to my wife ( who works outside the home ) and my children ( all grown ) .
    Thanks , the 5 tips are excellent .

    • Cool! Thanks, Tom!

  5. Results
    Time & Effort
    Perfect and Succinct

    • Thank you, Jim

  6. as always, great message!

    • Thank you, Tim.

      • I truly look forward to the information/lessons you share with me!
        Thank you

        • What a nice thing to say, Jay. Thank you

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