There are many things that I am unable to prioritize high or make time for anymore. One of those things is taking time to make serendipity happen. Just random, chance meetings. Those happen, only face-to-face.
I tried dialing back in 2012, only to fail miserably.
The problem is like most other folks, I am unable to say no.
That leaves me with very little time for things that are absolutely important and I end up shortchanging those the most.
The last year in particular I have worked – attended meetings, spoken at events and hosted events on 23 of my 52 Saturdays.
I dont like that at all since it takes time away from me spending time with my kids and family.
I have a new project with my daughter for the last 2 weeks that we are working on which should take us 30+ weekends. My son’s cricket sessions need me to be there at least 1 day a week to catch up with the coach. Finally my youngest daughters need more time to just hang out with me. I have also committed to mentor 3 folks who I work with closely.
So I unfortunately have no time for new projects or mentoring new entrepreneurs at all. I apologize.
I love helping new entrepreneurs a lot. I enjoy my interactions. I cant make time.
So I am going to try and not be at any new startup events unless we have them at our office for this quarter. Let me see how that goes. I have one commitment to meet folks in Delhi on Feb 22nd.
I have a question:
Is it okay for me to ask folks to reduce the time they can meet me and talk about their product / company to just the time of the event? I wont be able to give a lot of time, even at the event, but that’s a choice I am making.
Is that being too selfish?