Saturday, November 29, 2008

Improve your ROE - Time

Here's number 2 on my list.

2. Be on Time.

"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!" -The white rabbit.

My mother use to say, "you can never be on time - you are either early or late, so just be early and you will be on time."

I believe most people are much more irritated by lateness than they show or will admit; it can dampen everything from promotions and raises to friendships. Late people crowd you, physically and mentally. When people show up late, it undoes your schedule and disrupts your day. Showing up late or sending something in late -- no matter how well done -- still means a black mark against you.

Yogi Berra on time," I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."

Just remember, if you are early you will always be on time.