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Why Attention To Details REALLY Matters

  • February 1, 2012
  • / By Ely

Why Attention To Details REALLY MattersI know it’s been a while since I last updated this blog. We’ve had a lot going on with re-branding our company, creating 3 new courses and launching a coaching program, so this one got put on a back burner for a bit.

But, I’m back and ready to rock and roll!

Plus I’m seeing an issue that I think is really effecting the success of people all over and I wanted to talk about it bit.

It’s about attention to details.

You’ve heard the quote “The Devil Is In The Details”.

We’ll I think that success is in the details.

I remember one test I had back in 2nd grade where we have this big scarey test the teacher gave us and the questions looked relly hard.

The teacher handed it out and gave us one simple instruction:

Read ALL the directions before doing anything else.

Of course not everyone did that and they started answering all the questions as quickly as they could. Many got really frustrated because they didn’t understand the questions. Some of the questions were obviously made for students at a much higher grade than us.

Then they got to the bottom of the page and the last piece of the directions…

“Ignore all other questions and just write you name on the top left corner. Then turn your paper in and you’ll get an A”

The whole test was about following instructions and attention to detail.

The reason I bring this up is because I am seeing this a lot lately.

If you’re required to follow a list of tasks, or maybe answer a few questions, how can you expect to get what you want out of it when you half answer the questions.

If you can’t give people the answers they are asking for to help you, how do you expect to get results.

It’s all about the details.

As an example, we’re in the process of lining up guests for a project we’re working on which will get the guests additional exposure for their businesses, books, etc.

We have 3 bits of information we need from them in order to see if it’s a good fit and also to be able to promote them better as we publish the interviews.

It amazes me how many people don’t answer all the questions. Many miss a lot of the info we ask for. Another just answer with one word answers instead of being detailed in their responses.

My first thought is that if they don’t take the time to fill out the questions in full, how good can they really be? How much value will they actually provide when it comes to the actual interview?

As someone looking for great people to work with, it looks like they don’t care enough to take a few extra minutes to make them look good to us.

See what I’m talking about here?

This is just one example of what I’m seeing a lot lately.

So pay a little more attention to the emails you write, posts you share, answers you give to prospects, etc and be sure to pay attention to the details. I guarantee that you’ll get a much better response from your actions and you’ll go a lot farther in live!

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