So I like sharing mistakes.
I feel you can learn from my mistakes.
It sure gives me a lot of content to talk about.
For my online scheduling calendar, I have always used TimeTrade.
Recently, I heard people talking about a couple others, and my TimeTrade expired.
So I ended up going with Calendly, as people seemed to like that one.
So I signed up for an account, and thought everything was good to go.
On Friday, I got an email notification for an appointment for today.
It seems this LinkedIn thing is starting to pay off.
At 8:00, I went to call the guy.
However, I could not find the guy’s phone number for the life of me.
I searched all over the place, and ended up emailing him.
He got back to me about an hour later, and he was booked up for the rest of the day.
I told him the story, and told him it was 100% my fault, as I was new to Calendly.
Years ago, I would have blamed the software for not adding the phone field by default.
In business, and in life, you MUST take 100% responsibility.
Personal responsibility is a HUGE problem in our society, as so many like to place blame, and I was like that for years.
It serves absolutely ZERO purpose for you, or the person (or thing) you’re blaming.
It’s on you.
Now if someone dies, that’s not your responsibility, I am not saying that.
However, you are responsible for how you react to it. How you deal with it.
That is 100% in your control.
Over the last 24 months or so, I have made this switch, and it’s a powerful one.
I recommend you take 100% ownership for everything going on in your life.