You can have all the capital and business savvy in the world, but there's one habit that can signal your success or failure: Punctuality.

Seriously.  No excuses.

Keep your promises and show up when you say you will. It goes a long way toward building trust, respect and credibility, and you can't build a business without them. 

Related: Want to Be Successful? Stick to a Schedule.

Your time is valuable, and so is everyone else's. People will judge you on whether you keep your commitments.

So get a watch, set an alarm on your phone, do whatever you have to do.  Just be on time.

For more on why punctuality is so important, watch the video above.

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