The more we mature in our leadership abilities, the more people want our time. But time is our most valuable non-renewable resource. To make sure we’re able to maintain balance and focus, all it takes is this: saying “no” more often to people, and saying “yes” to Legos. (Yes, Legos! We’ll delve more into that in a bit.)
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to please people, but that doesn’t mean agreeing to every request for your time. If you do, you won’t be able to fulfill your other commitments. As a leader, balance and focus start with saying “no.” And saying that magic word more often doesn’t mean you don’t care. It just means that there are other demands on your time that you can’t lose sight of. Every time you say “no” in this way, you say “yes” to your top priorities.
So what are your top priorities? That’s where the Legos come in. Think about different aspects of your