In my research into this topic, I came across the usual suspects. We need to focus on the future and not be preoccupied with small details. I don’t know about you but that answer didn’t satisfy me at all!
Of course, it implies to widen our lenses and spread our wings. Rather like having the vision of an owl. But that too can be overwhelming. Finding the balance is what we crave and that is often the dilemma, closing in too much or as they say nowadays, niching down. Or spreading our attention too far, the Mary of all trades syndrome. Here are my 4 Smart Tips to Focus On The Bigger Picture.
-We’re focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good but not good enough to get you fat. We’re trying to get fat – Shaquille O’Neil
There is a balance to this attitude of focusing on the end but being in the present. Working on the tasks at hand with the bigger picture clear in your mind. And, we all have our methods and ways to handle it. From meditation to boxing classes – or both! Keeping our eye on the goal but aware of the day to day tasks and challenges. It needs a spoonful or two of courage. And team. It requires us to delegate and take time out. Yes holidays, even for 24 hours. Remember the Nourishing and Flourishing life you want?
Here are 4 Smart Tips to Focus On The Bigger Picture
- Remind yourself daily or weekly, what are your financial goals? Keep your eye on the things that you want and need in life. Create more value for your clients but also provide yourself with the nourishment you need.
- Take breaks, step back and ask your trusted team to always keep you in the loop.
- Take risks, opportunities and chances. Don’t regret, find solutions and research as much as you can beforehand. Know your stuff!
- Don’t beat yourself up if things don’t flow as you wanted. Life happens! Check out the eagles point of view.
– Be an eagle, see your life and business from a birds eye view – Georgia Varjas
As I mentioned above, team is vital and even more so today. Most of us work better in teams where we can delegate out work to the person who excels in tasks that you don’t. There are many things I can do but I can’t do all of them to the same high standard my clients want from me. Collaborations and team are essential. It is one of the main reasons I am offering a special pilot Women’s Writers Circle to bring writers together.
A community based Women’s Writers Circle to support each other in the writing process. To provide brainstorming, master/mistressmind mentoring and of course, to share with you my extensive experience as an author and writer.
All the details are in the link above.
I will also be hosting the next webinar on Tuesday 20th October, How To Use Your Book To Step Up & Stand Out
It is the 5th in the Step Up & Stand Out series and is aimed at encouraging you to start writing. Whether it be blogs, articles, media posts, journals and books.
You can register for FREE in this link. There is always a discussion session during the hour where you can ask anything you want around the topic and writing in general.
Come and join in for a relaxed fun learning experience. Ladies only please.
It is one of those fascinating paradoxes of life, to keep an eye on the details AND the bigger picture.
Life can be like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle. Miss little pieces and it is most unsatisfactory! Details matter… x
Yes indeed Joy – have to have our eyes everywhere!
I agree that we should not waste our time on trivial things. This is sometimes not easy because we need to be aware of what is at stake. Sometimes the emphasis of the main lines is important, other times the details are important, it depends on which one carries our messages and we choose to do so. The choice of dimension depends not only on our topic, but also on our particular circumstances, including the abilities of the other party.
Clairvoyance in what we have to say is the key in our decision to focus on smaller details or larger ingredients. Excellent writing also about the importance of our decisions over time. Bravo!
Sometimes it is hard to get that balance between the detail and the bigger picture. Like many things in life! Thanks for your insights 🙂