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How Being on Time Can Cause Increase

 

Waking up late, rushing to get ready, forgetting something…stressed and harried…This is NOT the way to start your day. Yet lateness is a problem that plagues a lot of people.

If you’re habitually late to meetings, work and events, you are tarnishing your professional reputation. It really doesn’t matter how skilled, smart, talented or lovable you are‑lateness can hold you back….

I recently did an Interview with News 6 about why people are late. It’s not all the cut and dry reasons that you may think of. Many times it’s other things that have come up in this day in age. Like how social media plays a role in keeping you up at night, whether your scrolling through the time line, when you should be sleeping or you’re stressing about your life based on someone else’s picture-perfect existence on Instagram. These things are playing a role in why you may be over sleeping, hitting snooze and jumping up behind.

Another reason people are late is because they are constantly obsessing about not being late. Your life will go in the direction of your most dominant thought. It’s counterproductive to think, “I don’t want to be late!” while you’re rushing to get dressed and out the door. Instead try taking a few minutes at night to plan ahead for the next morning.

Watch the video here and keep reading for a few tips to being on time.

Prepare your clothes, work bag and lunch the night before, making sure everything is ready to go. This will help you get ready quicker in the morning.

Before you sleep, brain dump. Get all of the nagging thoughts out of your mind so that you can sleep better. Write everything in a journal so that you can review it later, then close the book and sleep soundly.

So how can being on time cause you to increase? Here are a few reasons why:

1. Timeliness brings favor to the meeting. When you can overcome daily obstacles and still be on time for a meeting, it shows that you care. Your timely presence will be viewed in a favorable way and ensure that your meeting gets off to a great start. Especially when you’re meeting with a client or a prospect with whom you want to do business with.

2. Timeliness is a way to display your work ethic. You educate people on how to treat you according to your actions. Your lack of timeliness can send the message that you will handle an account with the same haphazard attitude. When people are investing in your business, they want to know that their time and money is in good hands. Showing up on time is the first step to reassuring them.

3. Your timeliness helps you perform better. Lateness triggers anxiety of the worst kind. For some they start sweating badly, stammering, or can hardly focus because they are guilt-ridden about being late in the first place. When you’re on time, you’re more confident and focused, thus causing you to perform better in the moment.

4. Finishing Deadlines on Time will result in more business. People who are on time often are timely on their projects as well. Customers and clients will appreciate and do repeat business when you’re capable of delivering on schedule as promised.

I want to hear from you…how has lateness affected your business? What do you plan to do different this year to improve your timeliness? Comment below

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  • Michele Jean January 19, 2017, 5:58 PM

    I am so grateful for this post. This screams to me. Thank you for sharing!

    • Stacia Pierce February 9, 2017, 9:37 PM

      You’re welcome!

    • Stacia Pierce February 9, 2017, 9:51 PM

      You’re welcome Michele

      • Stormy February 14, 2017, 12:49 PM

        AnealmousScnryott Johansson isn’t perfect either she had her share of plastic surgery- rhinoplasty, to trim her big shnaz, and god knows what else. Every celeb has their flaws, and will do anything to be/stay beautiful for the camera.

  • Que January 20, 2017, 2:58 AM

    I believe using todo lists more often will help me get more organized. That way there wont be so many last minute tasks being thrown in manipulating my time!!!!

    • Stacia Pierce February 9, 2017, 9:38 PM

      Todo lists are a MUST if you want to organize your life and go to the next level.

  • Lucille January 20, 2017, 9:15 PM

    I never thought about obsessing about not being late could cause you to be late but it makes sense. I try to live by the quote, “To be early is to be on time and to be on time is to be late.”

  • Jamelle Sanders January 21, 2017, 10:47 PM

    Early preparation and leaving about an hour before scheduled appointments help me to always show up early and ready. Excellent advice Dr. Stacia!

    • Stacia Pierce February 9, 2017, 9:47 PM

      You’re welcome Jamelle

      • Dell February 14, 2017, 9:54 AM

        If my problem was a Death Star, this article is a photon todpreo.

  • Veronica February 2, 2017, 9:25 AM

    OUCH! I am very skilled and competent in my job, but can attest that my habitual lateness has affected my work and others perception of me. As I embark on my own business I realize I need to get a handle on this area of my life.
    Thanks Coach!

    • Stacia Pierce February 9, 2017, 9:49 PM

      Awesome Veronice! The 1st step of taking responsibility is crucial to turning around your situation and making a change!

    • Emeline February 14, 2017, 9:11 AM

      A perfect reply! Thanks for taking the trloeub.

  • Shelly February 6, 2017, 7:06 PM

    Great tips… I needed these reminders. I aim to get better using the tips here..
    Thank you

  • Stephania Duncan March 14, 2017, 12:29 PM

    Yes & Thank You! Timelessness, is a role I play in “building” integrity from Stylist to Client. This involves, arriving to salon (ahead) of my day. NOT, over booking or double booking. Timelessness, is also a role I play also as a Mentor, Mother, in my Marriage as well as the marketplace…