Say it with me, kids:
- Lack of planning by current, previous, or tentative clients does not constitute an emergency on my part. There was an on again / off again client, a small digital media company, that I worked with a few times. They paid and seemingly dropped off the face of the earth. I’d get an occasional, “Are you available? I have all these new clients and we need content!” I would say yes and we’d exchange a couple of emails to lay-out the framework. I’d ask when they wanted to get started (because I always get a “go ahead” in writing). Crickets. Okay, fine. So I’d leave it alone. Rinse and repeat the same behavior about every six weeks. Today, I received not one but two emails from the same small digital media company. The second message was essentially asking why I hadn’t immediately responded. Well, frankly, lack of planning (let alone execution) on the part of others isn’t an emergency on my part. And I have other clients. Monday is my absolute busiest day (not including Tuesday because Tuesday is short since Baby Bull has speech).
- Failure to plan is planning to fail. How many times have you heard me say that on the podcast or even read it here on the blog? I do not and will not drop or modify my schedule because other people can’t get their shit together. I rarely jump through hoops.
So, that’s my Monday (except I am only about 1/3 done with my day, if that).