The “I forgot to post earlier this week” Blog Post and the Lesson I Learned
It’s Friday. I like to post new blog posts in the middle of the week when readers are likely ready for a short break from the work in front of them. We all are too focused and busy on Mondays, and by Friday, we are trying to get things done before people shut down for the weekend.
I missed that window this week. I could list the reasons this happened, but, if I’m honest with myself, I could have found time to write and make a post prior to today. I was really busy this week, but I could have done it. I didn’t.
I know how I work and why it didn’t happen. I just needed to block out some time on my calendar. I failed to block out time or add writing and posting a blog post on my to-do list. Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve, didn’t.
Then I had a choice. I could just take a mulligan, move on, and post next week, or do what I did. I decided maybe what resulted in my lack of a blog post earlier this week has happened to you. We all have arrived at Friday morning - or afternoon - and remembered something we meant to do, but didn’t. Upon such a realization, you have the option to push other obligations to the side and get on it, or move it to the next week.
I had that choice this morning. Of course, if you’re reading this you know my choice. This is my way of reminding myself, and you, to make sure to focus on however you organize yourself, such as to-do lists and calendaring. The takeaway for you is to figure out how you work and follow it as best you can.
As always, this post and others can be found on my blog, Business Law Guy.
About the Author: Neal Bookspan is a partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Jaburg Wilk. He assists clients with business issues, commercial litigation, workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. Neal can be reached at 602.248.1000.