Helping You See The Forest Through The Trees

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Big Picture StuffMy whole life I have always been a BIG PICTURE guy. It is a huge strength I have similar to someone who is incredibly detail oriented. Some people miss the big picture so badly I have to come in I feel sometimes and lead them by the hand out of the dense forest. It is a trees and forest thing for sure as a visual so I want to

Help You See The Forest Through The Trees.

Work on these things:

  • Take a break from the details from time to time and remember where what you are working on is taking you to. The destination
  • Life is made up of many smaller gigs, projects, mini jobs, even mini careers or specialities you focus on. Think PATH. What does it all add up to? Are you a teacher of MANY things?
  • Connect the dots. What I mean by that is YOUR area of details meshes with others. Like multiple resources to build one big space ship. Mission control, the rocket manufacturer, the person who paints the gantries, the weatherman forecasting the weather on launch day
  • Partner with someone (like me) who is great at the BIG PICTURE and have discussions with them to SEE the big picture. Very detailed people get so mired in details day after day, they need the big picture guy to lift them out the three square yards at their desk to know they can rise up and leave their work setting and there is actually a big world out there that they might want to take a time out and acutally go to lunch
  • If you are an extremely detailed person reverse partner with the big picture dude. THEIR weakness IS the details and they get bored with them so easily as matter of delegation they really need you as a proofreader and someone to cross the t's and dot the i's
  • A big picture person will heavily immerse you in the reality of non importance. What they mean by that is no individual gig, project, work is going to be a life and death situation, well not usually. The world will not end if you don't do it perfectly. They will encourage you to practice, gain skill, do your best, then move on to the next thing. The people in the woods sometimes with all those trees around can feel lost and think they can never move on and GET OUT of the woods
  • Write things down. Often you very clearly see your little project in the scope of the big organization with project flow charts or organizational charts or some kind of pie chart showing your contribution. Big picture people are masters with white boarding things, scribbling things on a clean white sheet of paper or graphs

Don't lose sight of the big picture when mired in details during a day or period of time. The details (the trees) truly do go hand in hand in harmony with the forest (the big picture).

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Lee
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Gary BIG picture DUDE-There is NOTHING wrong with the details. One of my HUGE strengths is I am very DETAIL oriented.  I can see the BIG picture as well but DETAILS are my strength. I don't rush thru life I take time to cherish the little things and it might bore or drive someone like you nuts but we all have our weaknesses and strengths. They both serve a purpose and are needed. 

Aug 30, 2011 08:30 AM #1
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Gary - I'm definitely a big picture kind of person, but set goals along the way to get to the final destination. My problem is sometimes I'm so focused on one goal, I let other things slide and balance is key for peace of mind. I'm always working on this.  I always take away some nugget of wisdom when I read your blog and you get me thinking!

Aug 30, 2011 08:49 AM #2
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Hi Gary ...

 

     Great way to help someone understand how to see the big picture

 

       

Aug 30, 2011 09:27 AM #3
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Gary Woltal
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Sharon: Detailed people are highly talented and very important! It's great that you can work the details plus see the big picture.

Kristine: Good point about thinking of the goal, that helps with the big picture.

Robert: Ha Ha, my little thoughts for the day.

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