All the time in business I hear people saying “I’m a big picture person,” or “I’m a detail person.”
The problem with this is that neither ‘type’ can effectively run and grow a business.
If you’re only caught up in the detail, if you’re only looking one foot in front of you, then you could easily be walking towards a cliff and not even know it.
If you’re only looking way into the future, if you’re running along with your eyes on the stars, there’s a high chance that you’ll trip on the small obstacles that are always present.
The key skill to develop is to flick between the detail and the big picture. One will come naturally, the other will take discipline, so schedule the time and make both happen.
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.