One of my coaching clients recently mentioned to me how she had a hard time remaining consistent in business. She felt like this was the biggest deterrents to earning more money and she wasn’t sure how to go about changing that.
Before getting into that, I want to explain how there’s a difference between being human and not being consistent in business. Being human means you’re tired and you need to take a break. That’s fine and perfectly normal.
However, having a problem with being consistent in business may look like any of the following:
- Not prioritizing your business by not giving it the time it deserves.
- Avoiding situations in business that may scare you.
- Not committing.
In this article, I’m going to teach you how to address all three so you can finally remain consistent in business.
#1: Start giving your business the priority it deserves.
Look, I get that we’re all busy people. We have kids or other family members that need our help. We also have obligations as well as stuff we’d like to do. However, if you want to finally remain consistent in business you’re going to have to actually prioritize it.
In the case of my coaching client, she realized she needed her own space so that she could actually get some work done. Since she’d given her home office to her husband’s assistant, she actually decided to join a local coworking space.
Giving your business the priority it deserves may also look like getting help for non-business related things. I know plenty of business owners who have nannies, can’t live without a cleaning lady and use grocery delivery services. It’s not because they are rolling in the dough, it’s because they are freeing up their time so they can focus on the business.
#2 Stop letting fear take over.
Fear is a nasty little bugger. We have fear of being seen as a fraud (Imposter Syndrome), fear of not being liked and fear of failure.
Often times people are waiting for the fear to go away before they decide to be consistent in business. They want to know everything will work out.
Well, here’s a little newsflash for you: The fear is never going to go away. The best we can do is learn how to manage our fears so we can continue moving forward.
I do tons of things to keep my fear at bay including meditation, yoga and working with coaches. This ensures that I keep it moving regardless of how scared I am.
#3 Actually commit.
The biggest struggle I see among business owners is a lack of commitment. The lack of commitment usually comes from some sort of fear like the ones mentioned above.
The reality is that if you want to finally remain consistent in business you’re going to have to actually commit to it.
There is no dipping your toes in the water. There is no one foot in and one foot out. And there certainly isn’t a system for making a million dollars working only four hours a week (at least not in the beginning).
If you want to be consistent in business and actually reap the benefits of that, you’ll need to actually commit to it just like you’d commit to a partner or commit to getting healthy.