How organized are you?

No matter how you put it, to run a business and be successful you need to be organized.  Or, at the very least, have someone on your team that is organized for you.

Today I have a little bit of a rant.

I like to think of myself as being organized in my business and an asset when it comes to keeping things organized for my clients.  I have my daily to-do list, yes I’m old school with a pen and paper list, which encompasses everything I have to do for that day and my calendar that pops out at me with reminders of the really important stuff.  I’ve always done well with this system.

However, sometimes, lately, this system near fails me because I get a wrench thrown at me.  A last-minute, unexpected change that puts me behind.  Usually, I’m pretty good at handling last-minute things, in fact, I often take pride in being able to go with the flow, but for some reason this week was troublesome.  It didn’t matter what I did, it just didn’t work and more changes came. I felt unorganized to say the least and with the constant flow of changes, I found it impossible to get myself back on track.

Although I’m a firm believer that “the customer is always right,” sometimes, as hard as it is, it’s necessary to pull back the client.  Let them know that sometimes, things just have to be.  Changing things 10 minutes before it’s about to leave the door all the time just doesn’t work, for any of us

How about you?  What do you do in these situations?


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