Comments for Firebrand Ideas Ignition http://blog.firebrandtalent.com Ideas Ignition Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:23:38 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Why a ‘body of work’ builds trust in your personal brand by Three things thought leaders and business professionals can learn from successful bloggershttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/07/why-a-body-of-work-builds-trust-in-your-personal-brand/#comment-1633424 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:23:38 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=5109#comment-1633424 […] the case today. As a rule, it’s pretty damned hard, particularly in the early days when you’re trying to build your profile. Just ask any PR practitioner who has needed to plan and execute ongoing media coverage for their […]

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Comment on How to build a ‘village of support’ for your personal brand by WRAP-UP: What caught the Warrior’s eye this week (w/c April 14)http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/04/how-to-build-a-village-of-support-for-your-personal-brand/#comment-1633401 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:18:17 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6068#comment-1633401 […] But it’s another matter entirely to have a vibrant and engaged ‘village of support’ underpinning YOU (and when I say you, I don’t just mean you the person, but ‘Brand You’ and all that comes with it – your reputation and standing within the professional community).  READ THE FULL ARTICLE  […]

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Comment on Online Vs Offline: Which is more important in building your authority and reputation? by The importance of cultivating a ‘village of support’ for your personal brandhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/11/online-vs-offline-which-is-more-important-in-building-your-authority-and-reputation/#comment-1633370 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:11:51 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=5694#comment-1633370 […] of support’ underpinning YOU (and when I say you, I don’t just mean you the person, but ‘Brand You’ and all that comes with it – your reputation and standing within the professional […]

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Joneshttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1626940 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:19:45 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1626940 I would argue that perpetually late people can care too much.

I used to think exactly the same as the writer. However, I’ve been caring for my father with a life-debilitating condition for the last 5 years. He needs assistance using the bathroom and I can’t say for sure how long that will take considering his illness. Also he can randomly want to communicate to me about something. And because he can’t speak the process of working out what he’s trying to say has taken as long as 2 hours in the past. The fact he even wants to communicate is something rare, so I try my best to be there for him when he does.

During the early years of caring for him. I ended up late for everything. I eventually refused to work and make any social commitments because I knew there was no certainty that I would be able to be on time. Living in isolation pulled me into depression and it was a downward spiral from there.

The problem with the personality type that sees perpetual lateness as unforgivable and a criteria to judge someone is their lack of acceptance. Stuff doesn’t always happen when we’d like. It’s life. Babies are rarely born exactly ‘on-time’ (whatever that means). I’m sorry you might be late to your business lunch at the golf club at 2pm because your wife’s water just broke or your frail mother suddenly needs assistance with something. It’s LIFE. Eventually you’re going to have to weigh up your priorities. And if your punctuality means more to you than the people in your life- then you’ve lost the plot.

I have committed myself to various projects at the moment but I don’t even mention my dad anymore if I’m late. People don’t like to hear the same excuse. But I don’t live for peoples approval. At the end of the day I have to explain myself to myself.

So I’ve learnt not to care so much about punctuality per se and more about my priorities in life. If someone was in dire need- i would rather take the opportunity to help them and arrive late for a commitment. I’d hate to have to go to bed at night knowing that I didn’t weigh up the priority of an immediate need over the luxury of being on time.

Finally, if you don’t respect your own time enough to bring a book or something to make any extra time more productive then you should really stop complaining because you haven’t learnt a simple lesson of life… to expect the unexpected.

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Comment on How important is it to grow your connections on LinkedIn? by Should You Accept LinkedIn Connection Requests from Anyone? #UROpinionhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2015/01/how-important-is-it-to-grow-your-connections-on-linkedin/#comment-1613167 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:47:38 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=7192#comment-1613167 […] really enjoyed this article. I have found that I have had to modify my settings on LinkedIn (unfortunately) because I had […]

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Danhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1604084 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:54:37 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1604084 As an aside, late people aren’t necesarily inconsiderate, but quite the opposite, are chronic people pleasers. When someone asks when you’ll make it, they give them the absolute best case as soon as possible time, ie what the other person wants to hear. I’ve overcome my chronic “lateness” by simply tacking on an extra 30 minutes to my estimates. Suddenly I’m “early” even though I’ve literally changed nothing

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Danhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1604005 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:28:29 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1604005 you make it sound like you are being sucked into a black vortex while waiting for someone to show up. In this age where we all carry distraction machines in our pockets, how hard is it to fill a few minutes with something productive or interesting? How long did you spend reading this article and the comments? I agree waiting an hour is pretty unacceptable, but a 5-10 minute window? Get real

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by summerhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1586599 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:09:59 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1586599 You forgot the question mark at the end of your second sentence, second paragraph.

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Kellyhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1583691 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:23:41 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1583691 This is by far the best comment on here.Assumption is the mother of all evil. Labelling people as selfish and rude for being late is just as bad as someone being late.
Personally I am always on time, despite running between 3 veterinary jobs 7 days a week. How I live though is not how I think everyone should live, nor should I expect then too!!
Thankfully I am a patient and empathetic person who finds no use for judging others.
I find your comments extremely generalised, rude and quite selfish.
Don’t judge others just because they sin differently to you!!!

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Marlenahttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1582288 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:11:56 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1582288 http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/11/travel/tr-insider11

Punctuality is a cultural construct.

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