There are very few things that I’ve preached more to my downline, my subscribers, or my blog readers than the topic of consistency.
The reason for that is simple.
In my view there are few things as important to success in any endeavor in life, but especially network marketing than consistency. Being consistent is extremely important to your business…and could very well be the key to your success or your failure for that matter.
Why Consistency Is So Important for Home Business Owners
There’s something that often happens when someone starts a home business. What happens is that they don’t treat their business like a business. They don’t take their home business seriously. They’re very flippant about how and when they work, simply because they can be.
Basically, they don’t have to work, so they don’t. After all, it’s not like a job where you’re demanded to be there a certain amount of time. The truth is even in that situation the owner of the company pays for a lot of wasted time by their employees, but at least if they’re there, they may get bored enough to work.
However, one thing that you must remember when you start a home business…
Your business cannot and will not succeed or better yet thrive if you are not serious about the time you spend on that business. Furthermore, the business cannot thrive if you work on your business inconsistently.
You MUST be consistent for your business to get any forward motion. You will see, if you’re not being consistent now, that once you begin to work on your business consistently you will make great strides in a much shorter amount of time than you thought possible.
So, what does it mean to be consistent? Many people will tell you that you need to BE consistent, but they don’t tell you HOW to be consistent.
First of all, it means working on your business each and every single day. Now I understand that your network marketing business might be something that you’re doing supplementary to your regular nine to five business. Regardless, you need to pick a minimal amount of time that you’re going to work on your business, and actually CREATE A HABIT of working on your business at that time.
Second…Schedule and Plan Out Your Time… One of the big reasons that people don’t work consistently in network marketing is because they don’t know what they’re going to do. They have no plan of schedule. It’s extremely hard to sit down and start working. You waste nearly all of your time just trying to figure what you should be doing.
So first make a schedule for the times each day that you’ll be able to work on your business. Of course, it’s best if you can make it the same time each day, but if not so what, just so that you clock in each day J
Also, you’ll need to plan for each day the day before. So, at the end of each working period, just write down what you need to work on the next day, this way as soon as you sit down you’re off to a rockin’ start!
Third…CREATE GOALS… You’ve heard this a zillion times, but the fact is that if you have written goals and something to aim for, then it’s easier to sit down each day and work, even when you don’t feel like it.
Once you set the goal, your mind goes to work figuring all of the ways for you to reach that goal, which helps you create your schedule and planning. It’s a nice little cycle.
If you’re not being consistent now, I challenge you for the next 30 days to start doing what I’ve spelled out here and see if your network marketing business doesn’t make great strides.