On a sports team, if someone is not pulling their weight, they get cut. Yes, it sounds harsh, but that is the reality of the game. While you have to support your team members at their own pace, you also have to prioritize your time so that you can be the most effective leader possible.
If you don’t prioritize your time, eventually, you’ll become a firefighter. Firefighters. can only go from location to location putting out fires, focused only on those desperate for their time.
Rather than being a firefighter, become an architect.
Be specific and deliberate about who you spend your time with. Eventually, you’ll want to transition to spending 85% of your time with your top 15%, and then wean it even farther.
The best producers in the business are spending 95% of their time with the top 5% of their team. That should be your ultimate goal.