Digital Reminders Can Keep You on Time
In Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice in Wonderland,” White Rabbit pulls a watch from his waistcoat and frantically squeals, “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. I’m overdue, I’m in rabbit stew, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.”
Are you a White Rabbit? Are you constantly late to business meetings and appointments with clients? While being late may seem “fashionable” to some, to the majority of people, it can be viewed as inconsiderate, disrespectful and sometimes, insulting.
If you have a serious time management problem that results in you being late or missing appointments, you can negatively impact your business. You and your business can suffer from:
- Increased stress – If you’re running around like your hair is on fire, there’s no way your stress levels won’t go up.
- Damaged reputation – Consistently being late affects other people’s impression of you. It implies you don’t respect the other person’s time and makes you unreliable.
- Missed opportunities – When you don’t show up to an appointment, you may not get another chance with the person you were supposed to meet.
- Lost revenue – Prospective clients may take their business elsewhere if they feel they can’t rely on you.
How to Avoid Being Late
One time management solution that can help you become more organized and be where you need to be – on time – is scheduling a digital reminder. There are several electronic or digital reminder software programs available on the market. These programs or apps can be downloaded on to your computer and other electronic devices.
When you schedule an appointment or task, you can set up an alert for a specific date and time. When the associated event approaches, the app can send you a reminder by email, text message or pop-up, on-screen notice. Some programs can even sound an audible alarm.
By using a digital reminder app, you’ll be able to manage your appointments more efficiently, saving you from headaches, embarrassment and lost business in the long run. So don’t be like White Rabbit! Be seen as a reliable professional whom others want to do business with.
To your success!