Yes, I’ve decided to talk again about consistency. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve kept coming across this word, almost as though someone’s trying to tell me something! I know one person who is doing this for sure is Dean Holland, who has emphasised this on the last 2 weeks’ webinars. And rightly so!
Although I’ve talked before about consistency on more than one occasion, I’ve realised that perhaps I haven’t been consistent enough myself. Indeed, I haven’t been consistently consistent.
What Do I Mean?
Surely you’re either consistent or you’re not? Yes, this is true. But perhaps you’re consistent for a time and then you let things slip a little, maybe doing what’s needed for a month and then losing momentum. Maybe you go into a kind of ‘funk’ for a few days and then pick up your consistency, but then slip back again.
So really, it’s absolutely essential to keep up that momentum wherever and whenever possible, yes to be consistently consistent!
I think that the most important thing is to focus on, well, the most important things!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big advocate of writing stuff down. However, even this is something that I’ve let slip a bit recently.
Write down a plan of action for the following day, starting with the essential tasks and then following with the not so essential ones.
For example, today I was reviewing a course that I bought a while back from Tom Ness. In it he talks about some of the traffic methods that I’ve been using myself, but what I think is especially useful is that he talks about actually having a predetermined set of tasks and sticking to them. So, for example, in the traffic section he mentions leaving a comment on at least 10 blogs daily. It’s having the set number written down and planned beforehand that I think is a great tip as this gives you a specific aim to work towards.
Now I must emphasise again here, as I often do (because it is so very important), that if you’re going to leave comments on blogs or forums, then only do so if they are going to be relevant and provide value rather than just because you want to reach your quota.
Spammy, “Great post!” or “Me too!” types of comments don’t benefit anyone. So if you really can’t leave a comment of value then it’s better not to post at all rather than to just post rubbish.
Again, this relates to focusing on the most important things. If you focus on things such as making money, getting your post count up, getting attention, etc then you’re likely heading for frustration. Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with these things in themselves, but here’s the kicker: if you focus primarily on delivering value and helping others then you’ll find that all those other things will fall into place behind the scenes!
So don’t think about, “How can this make me money?”, “How can I use this to drive traffic?”, “How will this get me some attention?” and so on. Rather, get into the habit of thinking this way: “How can I contribute to this thread?”, “What can I offer to this discussion?”, “How best can I help this person?” and so forth. You’ll find that all the other things that you’re ultimately aiming for will happily work in the background.
So with that said, I’m off now to put this stuff into practice. Thanks for visiting and for reading and, as always, don’t forget to comment, rate and also to subscribe if you haven’t done so already. There’s an awesome, free training video waiting for you if you subscribe!