Three habits to make you more efficient

We all have important meetings and appointments. Sometimes they are delayed, sometimes we are delayed. Here are three things you can do to save time and be more productive:

Habit 1: Get there early

Try to budget an extra 15-20 minutes to get to your meeting or appointment. This at the very least will reduce your stress level in the event of accidents, traffic or other delays. This added stress can take you out of the mental state you need to be in for important meetings. Plus, getting there early allows you to park in a get away position (for a faster exit) and gives you time to do any last minute preparation (review your notes, use the rest room, etc…).

Getting to Yes: The Power of Persistence.

I received a call the other day from a fellow Bentley College alum. He was starting out as a financial advisor and was calling alums to see if they were interested in meeting with him so he could explain his services.

This isn’t the first time I’ve received calls from a fellow alum that was selling financial services, so I suspect someone connected with the school is advising these people. And whoever is advising them is advising them well, because they all understand how to be persistent when talking to a potential client. They won’t let you go (unless you hang up on them) until they get a “yes” from you.