How Do I Stay Consistent in My Network Marketing Business
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Today’s question is….
How do I stay consistent in my business?
When your why is big enough, and you are truly committed. consistency is no longer an issue. That’s the short answer, and really, sums it all up.
No one ever likes t hear that. They like to talk about how busy they are, and how this came up, and that happened, and their life is somehow different than everyone else’s. And, it’s not.
Busy people are almost always the ones who make things happen.
We all have 24 hours in the day and we all prioritize what is important to us, even subconsciously. Look where you spend your time and there you will find your top priorities.
I recently received this email from a friend and follower.
“I have always fizzled when trying to start up my business activity. Any tips, encouragement is much appreciated Jackie.”
I actually get this question a LOT, or something like
Here is what I answered back, without taking a lot of time to think about it, because there’s not much I can SAY or DO for another….. They have to be ready. I had to be ready when it was my time, so I said –
‘The only tips/encouragement I can give would be –
“Well, how’s that fizzling working for ya?”
At some point, YOU have to make the choice to change your commitment. Right now, clearly, your commitment is not strong to build a business.
Your WISH/HOPE/DESIRE may be strong, but those are different than commitment. You’ll know when you are truly committed. You’ll be back up for an hour at 2am, working on something that was keeping you awake, like I was today. And, you’ll still feel rested in the morning. Ideas will burn in your mind of what to do to grow and go.
That’s when you’ll know you are ready!” It really is all about commitment!
In my experience, consistency is a must as you build and grow your business.
1. Consistency provides something to track and measure.
Until you have tried something new for a period of time and in a consistent manner, you can’t decide if it works or not. How do you measure your own effectiveness if what you are measuring isn’t performed consistently?
Set a course of action for 90 days to 6 months and see what happens WITH consistency.
2. Consistency creates accountability.
I do a weekly accountability call with my team, giving them a place to show up and, well, report and be accountable. It’s like the gym, it works better when you report in to someone. Most people never show up, some show and never report; and others show up faithfully and share the good and the bad. Although, there is no bad as long as one is in action.
3. Consistency brands you and your reputation.
Business growth requires a track record of success. You can’t establish a track record if you are constantly shifting gears or trying new things. Pick a System, if you will and stick with it. If you are following a system others have used for success and you just aren’t seeing it, it’s YOU, not the system.
I want to Share story of Peter, who I coached on live Call. He said –
I find it hard to convey confidence that new distributors I sign can make money with Network Marketing. Been working it pretty hard (4 years) and still my monthly check is only $150. Not happy with that and certainly not proud of it. Makes it difficult for me to call warm market.
My response back was to ask him about his consistency. I asked him to get out his calendar and tell me his business activities for the last day, week, month and year. Was he contacting 2 people a day consistently, and following up?
Of course, the answer was no and the reality of it is that he was THINKING about his business,but not working it and there is a huge difference.
Don’t confuse decision with desire. They are not the same.
What is your plan to stay consistent in your business?
Finally I want to close with a powerful message I have had delivered 3 times, so I am taking notice. Take a look at your calendar and time spent this last year. where are the time suckers? Where do you need to learn to say NO.
IF you are serious, before you put one more thing on your calendar or say yes to volunteering, or heading up this committee, and so on, ask yourself – will this lead me to my goal or take me further away? Be honest and then decide, with no whining.
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