Under-promise and Over-deliver.
This is one of the fundamental rules for business success, but it’s also a valuable guideline in life. Whether you are an employee, business owner, parent or volunteering your time; this strategy is almost always a good one to keep in mind. When you commit yourself to a deadline, try to figure in time for the unexpected and give yourself a cushion.
First, don’t over commit.
Second, be realistic, conservative even in time estimations.
Third, give something of extra value if you can.
Your managers, clients, children or organization will be thrilled when you come through earlier, better or cheaper!
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