The day was… two days ago.
I had a call set up with a handful of partners and a managing director (all people more senior than myself), only one of which I work with regularly, so naturally this would be the time I would do something goofy.
I scheduled the call a week ago, right before spring break, and knew that was a stretch because we needed to get back to the client, but I was trying to stick to the PTO I was supposed to be taking. But figured as long as we had the call right when I get back, we’d be in good shape.
The only problem is I left off one of the key people.
And of course I start getting peppered with questions this person could’ve answered.
You can probably how many times I closed and reopened the invite but alas the missing name never appeared.
How I responded was to answer what I knew, acknowledge what I didn’t, and hustle to get the missing answers and get the right people talking to each other.
No point in trying to make stuff up and dig a deeper hole. If you don’t remember anything else I tell you, please remember that.
And guess what… nobody died. Nobody even raised their voice. Just a group of people trying to work together to solve a problem. Imagine that.
Failing up isn’t always easy, but it is something I will teach you when you enroll in the Success Factory. And just your luck, I’ve included the link below for your convenience.