Setting expectations is crucial. In all relationships. Now I am not willing to help you set expectations in your personal relationships…that is on you. Lie away if you want to. Tell them you will be rich and famous and give them a life of luxury or that you are super smart only to disappoint them later…all that is on you. (It worked for me when getting my wife to say ‘yes’ – so it may work for you too.) However, I can help with setting expectations in your business communications.
Before we get started there are two things to keep in mind. First, most of these basic principles I have learned because I failed at implementing them myself many times. Second, they can also be applied to your personal relationships if you want to use them…but again, I accept no responsibility for their success. See…I am setting expectations.