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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.