When you show up late, people usually assume you’re disorganized, inconsiderate, and kind of flaky. Whatever the reason for your tardiness, these are the knee-jerk judgements that run through a person’s mind when you’re tardy. But look at the bright side: showing up early can be pretty powerful.

If you want to make a good impression, there’s one simple thing you can do that makes a huge difference: show up to every commitment five minutes early. Entrepreneur’s Adam Toren explains it this way:

Being on time is more than just a habit: it’s a character trait. People who are habitually late are demonstrating a variety of qualities that don’t work well in entrepreneurship.

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