I was watching the Oscars last night and as many people probably know the movie â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€ did incredibly well and also won the best motion picture award. One of the main impressive facts about the movie was that it was made with a budget of only about $15 million. Compared to a movie like Batman The Dark Knight which had a budget of $180 million, it just makes it seem very impressive.
Itâ€™s often like that in business too Iâ€™d say. Very often people will tell you that it is better to under promise and over deliver something which is better. That way, people get more excited and tend to use that fact to give you more credit.
The easiest way is with deadlines Iâ€™d say. For example, if someone asks you how long to do something itâ€™s generally good to over estimate the time a bit to give you some breathing room. That way too, when you finish earlier than quoted everyone usually gets super excited over that and your efforts look even more incredible.