What makes someone GOOD at what they do. Really, really good.
Besides experience in a given field, what is just one factor of several (which I’ll be discussing) that makes a “Master” in that discipline.
When it comes to “consistency” many people, including myself, find this challenging. Even with my own blog, writing posts on a regular basis is not what it should be. And yet, writing on a consistent basis IS the way to build online visibility and traffic to your blog – one way anyway.
But how do you get consistent? It’s boring and monotonous isn’t it. You don’t have time in your day to sit down and just DO it, right? If you’re someone that “wings” it, or gets distracted easily during the day, morphing to consistent behavior can be a challenge.
Having said all that, you can do activities that build consistency because it’s required.
When a regular action is required for a particular result, this behavior can flow into other areas of one’s life…
I’ll use my current story as an example.
New Year’s rolled around – 2016. I was tired of not feeling good about my physical health. And at 61, I didn’t and don’t want to be vulnerable to illnesses that often present to older people who are not in good shape physically. Also, I was sitting at my computer for hours on a weekly basis. Read this – The Hazards of Sitting
So I joined a gym. OMG that would mean having to actually move my body, get exhausted, feel aches and pains! For any kind of results – feeling stronger, losing weight, I had to DO physical workouts on a regular basis. It is paying off – I am stronger, losing inches, and over time I will be the “Me” I have envisioned for years as well as aging in a healthier body.
I learned that immersion into fitness could also be utilized in other areas of my life, like building my business…
People become experts through immersion – throwing themselves 100% into an interest or passion, learning everything about it to actually “become” it. That’s why doctors are doctors and spend years educating themselves and training as residents before they can practice medicine on their own.
For people in online businesses, I often hear .. “Oh, the business didn’t work for me… “. The reality is… they didn’t immerse themselves in it long enough to see any results.
It’s going to take time for to make my physical vision of how I want to look a reality – and it’s not easy at all. But I now immerse myself into learning about fat loss, weight training, various exercises, etc. to help me stay on track and to see my results over time.
This experience has taught me – consistency. It’s up to me to generate my own success in weight loss and in my business by doing it…
After 1.5 months I am up to 40 laps in the swimming pool. I wonder how I can apply that to my business.
So. Do some “Consistency Training”. That’s right. Find an activity that requires regular action for a period of time so you can experience consistency. When you do, it will be easier to apply to other areas in your life – especially if you have an online business…
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