From an ancient tome passed down for generations, these rules for men to live by are ageless. Here is an excerpt:
Rule 4: Always be on time – Are you the type of man others can count on? Simply put, you should be. And it all starts with getting there on time. Where? Anywhere. Think about a typical promise. “I’m going to be here and do this thing.” Well, you’ve got to be there before you can do the thing. Wake up on time. Get to work on time. Most importantly, leave work on time and get home on time. Hey, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg leaves work each day to be home by 5:30 p.m.
- Exceptions include the fashionably-late-to-the-party situations. This is unless you’ve made a promise to be there early with bags of ice, charcoal, chips, etc.
- Nobody’s perfect. If you ever are late, accept responsibility and the consequences. Don’t storm in all in a huff; enter cool, calm and collected. Unless you’re a tardy keynote speaker or you’ve missed your best friend’s wedding, it’s not necessary to beg for forgiveness — it makes you look weak and submissive.
- Don’t over correct and show up too early. If you’re unsure of directions and you give yourself too much time padding, find a spot to hangout nearby and catch up on some reading.