I have seen many people, that also talented people, lose a fortune by focusing on minor things in life. It could be a temporary issue with boss, or partner or even with the life partner. Totally get disturbed, lose control on words, shows an indifferent attitude. All put together create a stressful atmosphere. Result… lose of relationships.
Partnerships are broken, working environments are disturbed, home become a hell and what not. You may even forget, with what purpose you started the project.
I come across many businessmen and businesswomen as part of my life coaching and consulting practice. When we analyze the root cause for the loss in business or failure in a project, many a time it boils down to some relationship issues; relationship between partners, relationship between the promoter and CEO and similar other issues. Reasons could be trivial: “he didn’t ask me before committing to the vendor, “ “my CEO tries to take all the credits,” “I had to know about that through someone else,” so on and so forth. Results; loss in business, loss of a million dollar project, losing business to competition etc.
Mentoring note: Keep your focus on the Major things. Look at the total picture, your business, where you want to reach, what all you want to accomplish. Then think how insignificant is the present issue. All these trivial issues affect you when you lose your focus from the big picture, the goal. Hence major in the major things, then minor things won’t even exist.