November 29, 2013
How to be on time for appointments
Being on time for appointments won't solve all of your problems, but it's a good piece of the overall puzzle of success. And if you're the kind of person who claims to be "always late, but worth the wait", sorry, you aren't.
Of course, you can rush like crazy. Going over the speed limit, running red lights, endangering traffic and pedestrians. But I really wish you wouldn't. It's not smart, and besides, it doesn't work. This is what works:
Be fifteen minutes early to every appointment. If you say you are going to be somewhere at 2 PM, plan to be there at 1:45. This is what is known as the technique of "if you're not early, you're late". Bring along some "busy work", or learn to play "Angry Birds" on your cell phone if you're concerned about what to do while you wait. Yeah, remember, people hate to wait, so you may already be resisting this. If you're chronically late a half-hour, move your arrival time up that much. Then sit there waiting. It will feel like forever. Now you know how the person waiting for you felt.
I was fortunate to learn this technique early in life. It is absolute magic, especially for sales. And it is so rare, you would think that it was some kind of secret. It's not. Use it.
Now go be successful!
Posted by Brad Hall