Pay Attention To The Minor Details - A Funny Little Story

Last Update: February 27, 2020

Hi there,

paying attention to details in your business is important, especially if it involves numbers or facts - I know this seems obvious, but we just had a funny little occurrence of what can happen when you are not paying attention to details.

As some of you know, my children and I have a genetic illness. Because of this we deal with medical charts a lot, and my daughter just went over hers, and noticed how some of her numbers made no sense.

Somehow they have managed to get her height wrong multiple times over the last few months, ranging from making her a foot shorter, to a few inches taller than she actually. A simple mistake like that - which made us laugh - changed a lot of calculations on her chart, and therefore should have raised some serious eyebrows from someone, because they were completely inconsistent, and at no point based on her true height. There is no harm done, because in her case it does not matter, but it was incorrect, nonetheless.

- Which made me think of the how a simple change in placing a decimal point, can change a calculation, or a simple misquote, or presenting a non-vetted source can make a reader take the wrong action.

Whenever we are presenting information to others, no matter if it is to our accountant, or information we give on our website, the person receiving it counts on the fact that we paid attention to details, that we double and triple checked our sources, and that we are not simply being careless because we were in a hurry, or had something else to think about.


Just something to consider

Have a blessed day!

Claudia

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Very astute observation, Claudia! The devil is in the details!

Enjoy your weekend!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you, Jeff - have a wonderful weekend as well - blessings!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I will, Claudia!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Claudia
Thank you for sharing this story. Fortunately those miscalculations were not serious but it is such a great lesson to learn.
Wishing you all the best.
Jill
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thanks, Jill, everything did go well, the cardiologist nurse caught it today as well, and was laughing at it with us. Blessings!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Claudia, so true. Paying attention to the details can be a defining point in many areas of life. It's tax time, got to make sure about those decimal points.

When it comes to the medical attention to detail is paramount. My gosh making your daughter a foot shorter or a few inches taller, sounds a bit scary if she is on medication.

Best wishes,
Michael
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ClaudiaHB Premium
she is on a lot of medication, so we are used to being the responsible ones and checking on everything, just to be safe.

thank you, Michael, have an awesome rest of the week!
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RAFStuart Premium
Claudia, what a brilliant post.
Stuart
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you, Stuart, I really do appreciate that - blessings!
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Joes946 Premium
So true Claudia!
Joe
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thanks, Joe, blessings!
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