What are you doing to respect the time of others by NOT creating loose ends and being an irritation to them?
This is important when it comes to your business.
Clients do not work with people who irritate them by creating more unnecessary work, follow-up and loose ends to deal with.
Colleagues will not work with you either when that’s the case.
If you create more problems and work for them, they will not have any confidence in your ability to keep organized, follow-through and respond to things in a timely manner (or at all) and will not refer anyone to you.
Plus, wasting people’s time is a sin. 😉
When you fail to meet deadlines, when you take days or weeks to respond to messages, when you don’t follow-through as promised or requested, what you are marketing is that you are not competent, professional, capable or reliable.
All of which will lose you business and clients.
Always put your most professional foot forward no matter who you are dealing with. Everyone is making judgments and assessments about your skills, competence and professionalism.
And everyone is a potential referral source.