Those that know me well will laugh that I’m writing this, as I am chronically late. But, I recently heard the quote, “all the good things in my life I can attribute to being early.” I wanted to test the impact being early could have on my life.
I showed up 30-minutes early for a 10-minute interview, and the interviewer and I were able to chat about my business for 10-minutes before, doubling my time.
Getting to a party right when it started meant that I was able to spend quality 1:1 time with the host, which was my whole goal for attending.
My stress levels have dropped, my presence has increased, and I’m happier. I can’t control traffic or other things that might pop-up, but I can control whether I have the buffer to properly adjust.
So, this week, try being an early bird.