Friday, September 28, 2007

How to be Successful in Business and Life

Being successfully isn't as hard as you might think, especially in today's mostly courtesy- and competency-free society.

Here are four simple guidelines that will help you be successful both in your personal and professional life. If they sound deceptively simple, it's because they are. Nevertheless, if you follow these guidelines you will immediately set yourself apart and above 98% of the population:

Do what you say you are going to do
This is the only guideline that requires any thought. In order to implement this guideline, you must understand the limits of your own abilities. Before you open your mouth: don't say it if you can't do it. If you do say it, then do it.

Be on time
This is easy. It only involves one thing: when you set an appointment, show up on time (See #1). Don't set an appointment you know you can't make.

Return phone calls
This is easy too. When someone calls you, call them back.

If you aren't going to be on time, call
See rule #1. If you're going to be late or can't make it, call, apologize, and reschedule.

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