There are some basic principles that almost by default put you in front of the pack when it comes to getting ahead.
Show up early, to work, to meetings, to anything. If you’re on time you’re late, its that simple. Its ok to have an unforeseen emergency that holds you back, you’ll be on time if you aim to get there early in this case. No excuses(ok maybe once a year something extraordinary comes up but nothing more). Being on time shows that you respect the other person(s) enough to not waste their time. If you have to travel far, perhaps go for coffee nearby before hand so you get there early and will be able to wait comfortably around the corner and work on other things while you wait knowing that you can strategically get there roughly 10 minutes early. This is part 1 of a series of posts I’ll be posting on the basics of how to be a top performer. First impressions count and this is a great way to ensure you make a good one.