Consistency is the key to success! Have you heard that saying before? I have! It is really hitting home this past week. I was not very consistent with my work outs at the gym this summer. I made a decision this week to get to the gym everyday and I did it. And boy am I sore. Sometimes making the decision is your first and easiest step. Next, you must make a plan. I scheduled my work outs into my day around work, appointments, kids, homework, etc… And of course, last but not least, one must be consistent.
The same goes when it comes to your business. Once you take your foot off the gas it is hard to speed back up again. This is a very important lesson to learn especially when starting a new home business. You must remember it is a business and it is your business to grow. Hopefully, you will have a mentor to walk you through the beginning steps, but in the end it is your job to do the daily, weekly, monthly activities to reach those goals you set. You must be consistent whether it is on a part-time or full-time basis.
3 Simple Tips For Consistency
1. Use a calendar and stick to it
2. Organize your day the night before
3. Partner up and have someone hold you accountable
I personally think #3 is the most powerful. The great thing about being your own boss is no boss to report to, no time card to punch, you set your hours, however that can be the biggest challenge when someone is new to managing their home business. However, if you partner with someone and give them permission to hold you accountable, you are more likely to get in a routine and do the daily activities to have a successful business. The mentor will also make sure you are picking the right daily activities. You must be consistent with activities that will lead to results.
So remember…. “Success is dependent on effort.” Sophocles
Be sure to check out my friend’s article: Be In Control Of Your Time it touches on lots of the same points