15 Mar 5 Smart Strategies to be Consistent
Creating a life and business you love can only be achieved through taking the right and consistent action.
Being consistent is saying what you mean and doing what you say ON A DAILY BASIS: our decisions, conversations, actions, the way we show up in business and in life.
Being consistent is even more important when we face challenges. It’s in these moments that you really have to dig deep and do what you said you would. Life becomes so much easier when you are consistent with yourself, your brand and your business.
Here are 5 strategies I use to be consistent:
1. Know who you are
If you want to be consistent, know what you stand for. Write down your core values and pin them to your wall – or at least at the forefront of your mind! Use them to make decisions or when you feel stuck. When we are stressed or fearful it’s easy to lose sight of who we really are. Don’t. 2.
2. Consistency is a daily task
It’s easier to change a little every day, than a lot overnight.
It’s like diets: we all know diets don’t work. So instead of going on some crazy diet, do the simple things; consistently. Eat less, exercise more. Eat more greens, less crap.
Never underestimate the power of small consistent actions.
3. Build new habits
A few weeks ago I wrote about “My Morning Ritual”. Habits are what makes us. I wake up at the same time every day and depending on my schedule, I will either write, meditate or exercise. Then I wake up Jett; prepare breakfast and take Jett to school. I don’t need to think about it; it’s consistency.
When you’re taking up something new or want to succeed in a new venture, make it a habit. If you want to write a book: write a couple of pages every day at the same time. In just three months you could see your first book finished!
4. Consistency is a mindset
80% of success is the mindset and 20% is in the mechanics. When you’re facing a challenge it’s easy to be detracted from your reasons why, your values and goals. However, this is exactly when you MUST keep doing what you know you should be doing!
Get your head into gear and the rest will follow.
5. Always be yourself
You know I’m a fierce advocate of being authentic and true to yourself. I can’t stress enough how important it is to stop worrying about what other people think about you, and just be MORE YOU!
If you are true to yourself you will appeal to your tribe, not to everyone. If you try to please everyone you will actually end up pleasing no one, least of all yourself.
If you follow me on Facebook you will know that I not only share the good moments, but also my challenges and dreams. I even shared my “plan your man” board!
Some people won’t like it when you do this, but that’s OK. I’d rather have a smaller tribe of people who really resonate with me; foibles and all, than an army of people thinking I’m ‘OK’.
Be consistent and you will achieve your goals so much quicker.
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken”
I’d love to know what being yourself means to you …