Here are 3 tips to help you stay consistent so that you do what you should be doing especially when you don’t feel like doing it.
How do you stay consistent in your business during the up and downs?
1) Schedule Your Activity Into the Calendar
You have to create the time and treat it like a job.
If it’s not in your calendar, it’s not going to happen.
There’s a thing called Parkinson’s law that states there’s always going to be distractions, always going to be other things that are going to derail you, take you off track.
So make sure you set the time in the calendar. Go to your calendar and plan things out the night before and schedule when you’re going to work on your business.
Consistency become a lot easier when a certain activity is done at the same time each day.
You don’t need lots of time. You can just schedule in short 15 minute chunks of time for your sales activities.
2) Treat It Like a Job
Treat whatever you have to do as a job where you must show up.
If you want to be really productive, you should have every hour blocked off.
People always ask me how I get so much done and the answer is every hour of my calendar is blocked off.
There’s no open time.
Everything is scheduled including my personal life.
Even the stuff I’m doing with my wife, a date night or if I’m doing something with the kids is blocked off.
That will increase your productivity.
2) Focus On the Task On Hand
Your calendar is the boss and you must focus on what the calendar tells you.
If the calendar says you got to do this, you got to do that.
If your calendar says it’s exercise time, just stop everything you’re doing and go exercise.
If the calendar says you got to work on your DMO (Daily Method of Operation), then work on your DMO.
Be a slave to that calendar. I tell you if you’re a slave to the calendar, you actually create more freedom.
One of the things that I heard that people say about me is I work hard but the reality is that I don’t.
By 2.30pm or 3:00pm everyday, I’m done working and practicing baseball with my boys.
I don’t really work much but the reason why I’m able to get a lot done is because my calendar is my boss.
I has strict regimen times and I’ve been doing that for almost 20 years since I become an entrepreneur.
If the calendar says I have to do something, thenthat’s what I got to do.
Sticking to the calendar allows me the time to do the things I want to do.
So be a slave to the calendar. I know it sounds weird hearing me say “Let the calendar be your boss” or “Be a slave to your calendar.”
By the way, when you do what you’re supposed to do, you start feeling good about yourself.
Treat it like a job, show up and focus on the task.
The third thing is you need accountability.
Sometimes I can be lazy about exercise but my son holds me accountable.
It’s a short 5 minute routine but we exercise and do pushups together everyday at 12pm noon 5 days a week.
It doesn’t matter how we feel that day, we just go and do it because the calendar is the boss.
It’s easy to cheat and not show up when we do things alone. We almost always work better when we together with others.
Success is Invisible
Success is invisible because you rarely can see how much better you get each day
but if you show up every day, you will get a little bit better.
If you exercise every day, you’re getting tiny, tiny bit better and in better shape.
But over time that compounds and you’ll be a totally different person.
Those are three ways to stay consistent and stay motivated while on your entrepreneur rollercoaster journey.