On a recent client visit, I arrived a few minutes early and met a new client in the process. He was doing some work on my client’s home and mentioned he had been looking for someone to take a look at his website for a while.
It sometimes annoys people when I get to places early, but I find it to be much more effective then running late.
And yes, I spelled “there” incorrectly above, but there is a reason. If you want your business to turn into “their” business, it sometimes pays to arrive at your destination early. Use the time to work on meeting with new clients, prepare for the rest of your day, or in my case, meet someone I wouldn’t have met if I was simply on time or running late.
Whether its getting early for a job interview, arriving to class early, or arriving to work early, the time you have before your appointment begins can lead to meeting someone new, getting a job offer you weren’t expecting, or simply having an experience you never have had before.