Why Suf­fer Bu­sylepsy?


When was the last time you heard a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive say “I’m just too busy?” The very claims of be­ing too busy pri­mar­ily ad­mit­tance to suf­fer­ing from ‘bu­sylepsy’.

In or­der for lead­ers to demon­strate in­no­va­tive ex­cel­lence in the busi­ness world to­day, the term ‘busy’ should be treated as a chronic con­di­tion, as we must be able to cope ‘in­stantly’ to the evolv­ing as­pects of ad­vance­ments in or­der to ‘con­stantly’ cre­ate the world-class per­for­mances. Medi­ocrity lin­gered ev­ery­where in the ‘age of scarcity’ but has no room in the ‘age of abun­dance’ of to­day where for ev­ery great idea there are hun­dred bet­ter ones.

Let’s get clin­i­cal

Bu­sylepsy is a self-in­flicted men­tal state where one des­per­ately craves over­load­ing one­self with un­nec­es­sary pro­cesses. This state can be­come ad­dic­tive and leads to a state of numb­ness and in­com­pe­tence.

“How could I pos­si­bly have seen the train com­ing head on as I was ex­tremely busy mea­sur­ing inch by inch of the en­tire rail­way tracks…holly molly?”

The head-on-trains hap­pens ev­ery day, ev­ery­where in the world, in each and ev­ery sin­gle of­fice. There are al­ways some se­ri­ous mishaps oc­cur­ring when a key per­son ad­mits a gross neg­li­gence be­cause of be­ing too fo­cused on an­other ac­tiv­ity. All too fre­quently that other ac­tiv­ity was a to­tally ir­rel­e­vant ac­tiv­ity. Sim­ply put, “bu­sylepsy” is self af­flicted and re­sults in traf­fic jams of the in­se­cure minds.


May 2016 Here is one ex­am­ple

Mil­lions of taxi com­pany own­ers around the world were ‘sim­ply too busy’ on dispatch calls and missed out on the cre­ation of the multi-multi-bil­lion dol­lar en­ter­prises like Uber. Ev­ery se­cond around the globe there is a se­ri­ous wake-up call to many overly busy ex­ec­u­tive teams who are miss­ing their boats. They are too busy to see the so many hid­den op­por­tu­ni­ties around them.

The fash­ion­able no­tion of be­ing ‘ex­tremely busy’ as a sta­tus sym­bol is dragged from the horse and buggy era. Once upon a time there was only one method of get­ting places. Now with mas­sive tech­no­log­i­cal tools and new cut­ting edge pro­cesses, we can reach a de­sired des­ti­na­tion ei­ther by a horse, a car, send an­other per­son, use a video con­fer­ence, or even elim­i­nate the trip. The many choices be­come the im­proved skill sets. If we be­come too busy horse whis­per­ing or read­ing man­u­als to de­ter­mine how the car en­gine works, how will the new op­tions ever be dis­cov­ered?

To have busy agen­das is not a bad thing as most pro­fes­sional ex­ec­u­tives proudly de­tail their full plates. Hav­ing su­per tight time­lines, crazy and un­pre­dictable dead­lines with ex­treme com­plex­ity are all in­di­ca­tions of ex­treme per­for­mance. How­ever, there is some­thing se­ri­ously wrong when heavy agen­das are in re­al­ity rou­tine is­sues and cling­ing ad­dic­tion to block the in­ner and deeper su­per per­for­mance skill sets. Suf­fer­ing with Bu­sylepsy is a se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion in need of in­ter­ven­tion with what­ever the doc­tors pre­scribes, be it iso­la­tion or a straight.

An of­fice man­ager and a pres­i­dent of ev­ery ma­jor coun­try are both al­lo­cated 24 hours in a day.

Pros­per­ity is sim­ply not cre­ated with just hard work, but with smart work and smart work­ers as rule are ex­tremely or­gan­ised and fully aware of their sur­round­ing sit­u­a­tions all so crit­i­cal for ad­vance­ments. Global age aware­ness is ever so crit­i­cal to nav­i­gate in


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