The way you do anything is the way you do everything. My mentor has been saying it forever and I always think “Yup, that’s true,” but what does it really mean?
I have a colleague that I know well and trust implicitly. I know she gets everything done; however, she tends to do it all at the last minute. Emails go out late, meetings are confirmed late and plans get changed or pushed back. Whenever we make plans I know not to expect quick responses to emails I send, suggestions I make or questions I ask.
I had a conversation with a client earlier today. We had an appointment scheduled for 12:30. She called at 12:30 on the dot. The first thing she said was that she was nervous about calling me on time and had been checking her clock every few seconds to make sure that she called exactly on time. She told me that she was wondering what I would think if she called a minute or two late, or a minute or two early. Actually, what I’m wondering is why is she so concerned about what I think?
I am writing this article Tuesday afternoon for my ezine. I always get the article done and it gets out on time but why is this late? To be brutally honest here…I’m “usually” pretty good about getting my ezines prepared on time but I know that this is going to impact my assistant and frankly, the quality of this article.
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