Think about the last time you went to a concert.
Did you have a good time?
If so, why was it a good time?
What was it about the venue, the musicians on stage, the people around you that made the experience memorable?
As a performer, I'm in the practice room and in rehearsals every day working on little things so that when you, the listener, drives out to see a show, I will do my very best to make the performance special.
In music and in business, paying attention to the small things is important.
Because the beauty is in the details.
Taking a step back and regrouping from the bigger picture helps you take note of the subtle nuances of your performance as an instrumentalist and as businessman. Noticing the nuances helps you stand out from the crowd. (For reference, check out my blog Standing Out in a Crowded Performance Scene)
I bet you that the performer you went to go see took the time to think about the concertgoer's experience from beginning to end. Why? So that you come back wanting more of their music! They invested the time and energy to make sure that you leave the venue saying, "Wow, that was amazing". For a performer, that's exactly what they want to hear. The details are what will get you noticed, remembered, and invited to play again.
The idea is similar in a business setting. For instance, the company you're interested in working may not want to hire you because you may not see the subtleties of the market, and what your competitors are doing. You'll achieve a greater level of success by seeing what others can't see.
Being the person who pays attention will get you that next important gig of your career. It will help you earn the connection you've been wanting for a while.
There's always room for improvement in every aspect of a business, and every part of your playing. See the details, and you'll put yourself in your very own category where people want more of your knowledge, your intellect, your skill set.
The Beauty Is In The Details!