I’m not good at saying no…

A late, and quick one from me today.

Planning the day before works well, but it doens’t help if you forget to schedule time to do certain things.

Like write a daily email.

Which, simply by the name of it suggests, should be done every day.

I wrote out my first schedule on Monday, and I’ve been trying to stick to them like glue.

But it’s really, really, really hard.

Things come up.

People phone.


I’m not good at saying no, but … I’m going to have to say no, more and more, if I’m to stick to my schedules.

And I really want to stick to my schedules, because if I don’t – I don’t get everything I need done.

Both Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I’ve managed to get between 60% and 80% of my tasks done.

Not bad, but I’d rather that figure was closer to 90, 95 or even 100%.

(Although if I’m hitting 100% it probably means I’m not setting myself enough tasks).

So if you’ve sent me an email lately, and I haven’t replied, I’m not ignoring you. I’m just getting into the groove.

Once I work out a decent pattern that works (reply to emails between say, 10am and 10:30am every day, then 4:30 and 5:00pm every day) things will even out.

But at the moment I’m focused on some key goals: getting work done.

Delivering finished projects, and keeping on top of my own marketing.

That includes daily emails.

Hence what you’re reading right now.

I’m not going to help you plan your day… I’m not going to help you get organised… I’m not even going to help you work out your business goals.

That’s all stuff for you to worry about and take care of.

But I can help you organise your marketing strategy, and plan out how you get your business growth.


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