Join iKiFit founder, Kim Macrae for thought provoking snippets about education, life choices, self empowerment and reflection, that encourage us to be the best version of ourselves - Every Single Day in lots of little ways! Watch a brief introduction to the blog below

Blog Introduction Blog Introduction (101332 KB)

(Click below to hear iKi Crews Every Single Day excerpt, full version for sale on iTunes).

Life Coach and fulltime working Mum of 3, Amy shares her experiences of how iKi helps her meet the challenges of juggling children, partner and career while striving to be a happy, healthy strong role model. And staying sane!.

Every-Single-Day-60sec Every-Single-Day-60sec (1808 KB)


8. Don't be late.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Don’t be late

It’s soooo easy to be late. We've all done it, but have we thought about the impact it has. Some people seem to think it's cool, the thing to do. Some businesses operate as if it's normal - par for the course.

But I’m inclined to believe the research that suggests that some of the ‘little things’ we do can be awful for those on the receiving end - and making people wait is right up there.

When we make an appointment and then arrive late, keeping the other person waiting, are we saying their time doesn’t matter as much as ours? Sure, we had something come up, or we just had to finish that task. But did we consider that the person we were meeting may be as time poor as we are, or have 'important' matters to attend to? Just like us.

That person may not make as much money as us per hour but their time is probably just as valuable to them as ours is to us. Hold ups happen to all of us, but how hard is it to send a text, or call. To show we value their time and them.

If being late is a habit for you and you feel it's time for a change, try these fixes:

Set your watch five minutes fast (or however many minutes you need) and forget that you ever did it. That way, you’ll always be on time and can stop stressing over being the last one at work or to drop your children at school.   And you won’t miss out on the lane you want to swim in, or your favourite car space. Schedule your appointments to finish 5 or 15 minutes before the next one, so you have time to prepare and to be on time. Or just remind yourself that other people matter.

Show the people you are working/playing/living with that you value their time, and them, and have a nicer day.