Concerned about the sudden outburst, my dad and siblings ask me what’s wrong.
“I have a project due today and I haven’t even started it! I just remembered,” I stated through sobs.
The project? It was supposed to be about porcupines. So, with 20 minutes until the bus arrives at the end of our driveway, my entire family scrambles to help me put the project together. Adrenaline was running high. It was like a bad scene from Masterchef.
They pulled out old National Geographic magazines. We also had a collection of blue books in our glass case book shelf, which outlined every animal around the world. Remember, we didn’t have the world wide web back in those days.
We finally got something together that looked presentable and off we went to school for the day.
When we arrived home that afternoon, my family eagerly asked me how the project went.
“Huh? Oh. Ya,” I replied casually. “It’s not actually due until next week.”
This story is often told around the family dinner table and it’s a good lesson about organization and learning to react without overreacting.
Whether you’re a small-business owner or you run the office administration side of things at your work, you’re often faced with last-minute revelations about looming deadlines or forgotten meetings. We end up panicked and anxious without thinking clearly.
One of those things on your forgotten to-do list likely includes your social media work. You know you need to do it and keep at it, but finding the time to do so is impossible. When you realize it’s been days or weeks since you’ve posted something to Facebook, you panic and may have the same reactions I once did about the porcupine project. Okay, maybe without the tears.
To help solve one of your organizational challenges, I’ve developed a social media editorial calendar that will give you the ability to organize your postings a month ahead of time. The best part? It will only take an hour of work each month to prepare. I promise.
You’ll craft a content strategy that encourages conversation on your social media accounts (you could write about porcupines!), and you’ll feel better knowing it’s not yet another forgotten item on your to-do list.