How can you become consistent with something you want to do?
We’ve all been there. You start a new project with the best intentions but then life gets in the way. Work starts to pile up. Commitments need to be juggled and it all starts to become too much and it all falls through the cracks.
In today’s video I’ve got 6 powerful mindset shifts for you that will change the way you think about your commitments. It’s what helped me stop making silly excuses and get my sh*t together 😉 And it can help you too. Watch below.
Why Aim for Consistency?
1. Consistency breeds trust> It’s the number one to get people to trust your message over a period of time.
2. Consistency allows for practice. Thomas Edison said “Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward”. The more you practice, the better you’ll get at something.
3. Consistency breeds success. Success is never a stright line; it’s a convoluted mess of twists and turns. What’ll get you though this mess? You got it – consistency.
How to Stay Consistent: 6 Powerful Mindset Shifts to Use Today
1. Prioritize what’s important and REMOVE what’s not
There’s only so much room at the top. To make way for something you gotta remove something else. Find what’s not working in your biz and remove it. For example I found that Instagram was not bringing in any leads so I removed it. Give it a solid three months before deciding if something won’t work and then put it on the chopping block.
2. Know your why in concrete realistic terms
Visualize what success looks like to you. When I get 100 subs I can get a custom URL.
When I get 1000 subscribers I’ll be eligible for superchats and can make money from live streaming.
When I get 10,000 subs I can get brand sponsorships. Turn your vague ideas of success into concrete results you want to achieve.
3. Decide if you are an amateur or a pro
Steven Pressfield, in his book “Turning Pro” said “The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.”
Turning pro is like a decision to which we must re-commit every day. Ask yourself “How bad do you want it? Do you want it bad enough to do the unglamorous work?” Amatuers come up with everyday excuses like “I don’t feel like it” or “I just don’t have the time”. Professionals act knowing that success will be the reward of consistent creation.
4. Recognize that it’s not about you
Again, Steven Pressfield said: “The amateur allows his worth and identity to be defined by others. The amateur craves third-party validation. The amateur is tyrannized by his imagined conception of what is expected of him. He is imprisoned by what he believes he ought to think, how he ought to look, what he ought to do, and who he ought to be.”
5. Commit to the minimum viable sustainable results
Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. Do what little you can possibly manage right now. But do it consistently. make it as simple as you possibly can. Forget the fancy production and glitzy quality and just focus on what you can actually create consistently for at least 3 months. I promise you, your results are going to get better as you create.
6. Surround yourself with people who will inspire/challenge/motivate/shame you into doing it.
Sometimes we need a bit of external stimuli egging us on. Isolation is a real thing. So surround yourself with people who will support you and keep you accountable. Join Facebook Groups and communities and forums or start a group with your friends all looking for the same results.
If you want to join a group of people creating videos, join my free Facebook group today and kick your inconsistency to the curb: https://www.facebook.com/groups/personalbrandingwithvideo/