“Hi, I'm Marjam Vaher calling from the newspaper Meie Maa. Could I ask a few questions from you?”
“Oh, the newspaper! Well, I’m actually quite busy now, could you call me back in 3 hours when I have time. Or even better – come to my office tomorrow noon.”
“Aha, you’re busy. I only wanted to ask what you think about the matter X and the matter Y. So – what do you think?”
(haha, easiest way to bypass obstacles is to act if they never existed:)
And surprise-surprise – the person usually replies, even though he thought he’s busy. He actually has this 3 minutes what it takes to finish the task in hand.
What it tells me is that people make things too big in their head and therefor try to postpone – to take more time for doing them. Giving an interview – it’s a huge thing when you start thinking about it! God, all these readers will read your thoughts, it has to be PERFECT!
The same goes with everything else – making our tasks seem too important tires us mentally. Better to do it now with what you got, again – this perfect mood, perfect moment, perfect preparation will never come, world moves on and maybe doesn’t need your offering anymore.
Just do it, it's usually easier than you thought and not doing it also delays everything else.