One of the challenges I have every day at work is separating myself from the urgent tasks to make time for the important ones.
It’s so easy to get burried by the next event or the next newsletter to not have time to set up a face-to-face meeting with a potential community partner or to call a major donor to let her know how her support is making a difference.
The same thing happens in work-life balance.
Last week I went from Saturday to Thursday without having an evening at home with my wife. I had work engagements Saturday-Wendesday, and she had one Thursday.
All of these engagements were pressing, even urgent, but my marriage means more to me.
It’s just hard to make time for it sometimes, and that’s an even worse mistake than not making time for fundraising.
Make time for what is important.