It’s late on a Friday – at least in Ireland.
And I’m much later than normal posting what has sort of become a weekly blog. Or most weeks to be more accurate!
Let me quickly tell you why (the lateness).
I had a sales call earlier today. It was booked a few days ago by someone who’d filled in a contact form on my website. The sales call went well and I got my desired outcome, i.e., a request for quote.
More precisely, a request for 3 quotes on three projects that fit under an umbrella. I did the sums and the umbrella’s aggregate price would be my biggest ever sale.
So because of the size of the potential job, I changed my plans and worked on the quotes. I’ve delivered 2 of them and will deliver the 3rd just as soon as I get one piece of information from the prospective client.
Was I right to adjust the sequence of my tasks?
Was I right to push a few tasks out past the end of today that I’d otherwise have finished?
Of course I was.
Those other tasks weren’t urgent and there’s no downside to them not happening today. (They’ll possibly be done over the weekend – if the mood grabs me.)
Will I get the job?
That’s not the point. The point is that we need to be flexible to be able to adapt our plans to compelling opportunities.
PS: The quote is for a completely different business of mine. And there’s no harm in me occasionally reminding you of its existence. Check out some case studies for that business.
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