Recently I came across two small books that, while different, both emphasize the importance of taking care of little things before moving on to the BIG things.

U.S. Navy Retired Admiral William H. McRaven says, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” The point of this is to begin every day with a task completed.

New York Times Best Selling Author Andy Andrews’ latest book is titled “The Little Things…Why You Really SHOULD Sweat The Small Stuff.”

Andy asks the question, “Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time and energy thinking about the big challenges in our life when all the evidence proves it’s the little things that change everything?”

In this age of electronic communications, one of the little things I do is send a handwritten note following each feasibility interview thanking them for their time and the importance of their input and support of the initiative.

For me, this small effort is an important part of developing relationships within the local community.

Our goal at First Community Development is take care of the little things each step along the way to ensure the greatest success for our client at the end of the process. In doing so, we’re developing positive relationships throughout the community that can and will endure to our client and to FCD long after the campaign has ended.

– Gerald Scott