Do you need to be detail oriented to be a good detailer? Well, the short answer is yes! Not only is it a skill that is extremely important to auto detailing for obvious reasons, but being detail oriented is essential to your success in life and business.
Just because someone is detail oriented doesn’t mean that they have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Being detail oriented is more than just a character trait. Not everyone is born with it, for most it’s a developed skill. It’s an exercise in in excellence and personal improvement. If you’re not detail oriented, there are things you can do to train yourself to become detail oriented…
- Engage in activities that train your focus and observe your environment. Start by doing the things you see that need to be done. This can be simply picking up a piece of trash, putting dishes away, straightening up the office, cleaning up the shop bathroom, using proper grammar, etc. Use every opportunity to practice your detail oriented skills.
- Improve your organization. Getting organized is a great way to maximize your attention to detail. Do this by eliminating clutter from both your workspace and shop, but also with your schedule and to-do lists. De-clutter your brain!
- Practice self-care and take breaks. This is a simple concept, but can be hard to execute. Take care of yourself both mentally and physically. A healthy mind and body will help ensure that you can concentrate completely on what you are doing, which will improve your ability to notice details. Taking breaks from work at regular intervals will also positively affect cognitive function.
- Avoid multitasking and eliminate distractions. Sounds like a no-brainer, but if you are juggling too much at one time, you will miss stuff. Prioritizing the task means that you will prioritize your attention to detail. Distraction like email, text messages and social media fall directly into the multitasking category. If you need to be more detail oriented, you need to focus on the task at hand. Turn off the distractions.
Practice things that will improve your discipline. It will not only help you become more detail oriented, but will flow over into every other aspect of your life and help make you more successful overall. It’s an investment in you. If you are not willing to invest in yourself, you won’t get better.