By Casey Grey
Unexpected things throw me off my game and ultimately make me feel like I did not accomplish anything. I adjust but I feel "off".
Yesterday was one of those days. I had things to get done but the day did not go as planned.
I planned on starting the day with a short workout with a group of people at 6:30am. After the workout, the plan was to meet with my friend at the coffee shop, get some financial stuff done and continue working on some website updates up until my meeting at 11:00am (I also had a phone call booked in the middle of that).
After my 11:00am meeting I was jumping to some project management stuff for the team which would take me to my 2:00pm meeting. Then it would be some emails before I headed to pick up Sullivan at 3:30pm. Then some more emails, dinner time, cutting the grass, bath time and back to the computer to make sure important stuff was completed and the next day was planned.
My day did not play out like that...
My day started out with a flat tire...
That basically through off my morning so I did not get the financials completed before my 11:00am meeting. The phone call before was also rescheduled so I had to rearrange some stuff.
My 11:00am meeting went almost 2 hours which cut into my project management time but I was not done my financials task from the morning so I had to continue that first.
Then my 2:00pm showed up a little early...
Overall the meetings were great and I got the most important stuff done but I did not get as much done as I "planned for".
Yesterday was another reminder that life happens.
Planning is important but planning for the unexpected is just as important (especially for my mindset).
I wouldn't plan a 10 minute layover for my flight. I would leave time just in case the first flight was delayed.