My calendar was completely full yesterday. From 8 AM to 6 PM, every moment was booked.

Except I made a mistake. My first meeting was not blocked out for enough time and I would run late for my second.

I texted my 8 AM about my problem and she agreed to meet at [7:30]. Everything fell together perfectly after that.

All you have to do is ask if a time adjustment can work and explain the problem.

This became even clearer as she told me about her coach who was always five minutes late and assumed she could make up the time at the end.

“Hey, I’m tightly booked, too and you’re late,” she recounted.

If you’ve made a mistake, admit it.

Correct it and don’t create the conditions for it to happen again.

That’s called learning from your mistakes.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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