Be Careful Not to Oversell

A very short post, just to remind ourselves about a few of the things we tend to do. Any of these can have serious damage to your reputation, so be aware before making that next commitment:

1. Overselling your abilities

It’s better to be honest.

2. Overselling your availability

It’s dangerous to delude yourself into thinking you have time to do EVERYTHING, then NOTHING gets done.

3. Overselling a technology

When trying to solve problems, we often lean towards our current passion. Keep the best outcome as your goal, rather than proving the superiority of your new shiny toy.