Do It Right the First Time

July 25, 2013

I was talking with someone at the NBM Show last week and they said something I found very interesting. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact quote, but I’ll do my best to paraphrase because it is something we all need to keep in mind. “Consider the time and cost to redo a job if you don’t do it right the first time.”

So many times we are tempted to rush into a job because a client is wanting it done yesterday. Unfortunately all of that rushing can inevitably lead to mistakes. Some of the mistakes will be minor, while others could cause you to have to redo the entire job. If you have to redo it, it will take even more of your time and will possibly have cost for use of more materials.

There was an interesting example highlight in the Cave Creek newspaper recently. A letter was written that was supposedly from the mayor. The person who wrote it went out and printed 5000 copies at a cost of $382.55. Unfortunately it was printed before the mayor had a chance to read the letter. He had some changes to make and so a second run of 5000 letters was printed for an additional $382.55. So in an effort to get it printed quickly, the cost of the job doubled and it actually took longer.

So the next time you have a rush job, take a few extra minutes if needed. This could save you an enormous amount of time and money in the long run.

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