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Sweat the Small Stuff!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2014 by Geoff Gilbert No Comments

Conventional wisdom says not to sweat the small stuff in life.  In business, paying attention to details can be the difference in getting a promotion, getting a client, referrals or more business from that client.

At my daughters college graduation from the film school at USC, Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks talked about how he rose through Disney to lead projects like the “Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” by sweating the small stuff.

If something had to be done in ten minutes, he got it done in five.  If it had to be across town at 4pm, he got it there early.  If it took two days to do, he had it done in one.  He told the graduates that if they pay attention to details and make them important, they would be very successful.

So when that client or manager wants something done, do it down to the last detail, produce a great work product and make that synonymous with anything you undertake.  If it’s associated with you make it great!

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