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