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Consistently Building Your Dream

Consistently exercising your biceps will build up your arm muscles, right?

Consistently encouraging your team or staff will foster a positive work atmosphere. Consistently delivering on promises will seal your reputation of reliability and honesty.

You see how powerful consistency is?

So how do you build your consistency muscle?

Goal-based Practices

Here are some actions to take that foster a strong, agile and productive consistency in your professional life.

• Establish actions and habits that are aligned with your goals and practice them regularly.

• Set a standard of excellence in each regular activity and stick to it.

• Communicate with others based on what you want to accomplish, not on temporary circumstances.

• Understand that random changes on your part could cause confusion or extra work for others.

• Hold yourself for doing what you say you will do. When you haven’t done what you promised, be honest about it and make a new commitment that you can keep.

• When possible, establish a pattern or checklist for accomplishing repetitive tasks. Using it will help you achieve reliable, predictable results.

Steps to Growing Consistency

First, ask yourself, what are the things you need to do on a consistent basis to accomplish your goals?

Then, determine which things you are not doing regularly and prioritize them. Decide which ones you are willing to commit to doing on a regular basis. Identify any obstacles that may have impeded you in the past and make a plan to overcome them. Ask for help or advice from someone who has mastered consistency, especially someone who performs a similar role to your own.

Make a daily checklist. At the end of the week, review your progress.

Next, identify your top three accountabilities. What actions are required to achieve them?

Identify a step-by-step process that leads you through the actions that must be performed for each of these accountabilities. Establish standardized procedures that are best practices for achieving results. Discuss your ideas with someone you respect and ask for feedback.

Keep a daily progress report on how well you follow the standardized procedures (reporting makes us accountable). Review your daily reports on a regular basis.

Make Your Dream Come True

I don’t believe that “consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative,” as Oscar Wilde famously said. I believe it’s a powerful tool for creative people like you.

Use it to make your dream come true, step by step!

Your Coach,

sig_shandel

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The Power of Consistency

Does “consistency” sound a bit, well, boring to you? After all, Ralph Waldo Emerson said “foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

But wait. There’s another way of looking at consistency — and it’s a powerful one.

Robert Collier said that success “is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”

So, if those “small efforts” are done consistently with excellence, then, guess what — the “sum” will be excellent!

On the other hand, if you consistently do tasks in a substandard way, then the “sum” will be below par.

HUGELY IMPORTANT TOOL

In the business world, though, consistency is a hugely important tool. We live in an age of instant gratification. People want quick results, but true success requires sustained effort. Anyone can work hard for brief periods of time, but to reliably produce results, we must consistently think and act in productive ways.

In addition, people need to know that they can rely on you. They want the service they receive to be excellent each and every time. Consistency is one of the cornerstones of creating long-term customer retention and client loyalty.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

If you’ve mastered skills associated with consistency, you:

* Use “cause and effect” thinking, relating behaviors and choices to consequences.

* Can be relied upon regardless of circumstances.

* Inspire others to have confidence in them.

* Use established business standards.

* Convert rational decision-making into regular habits.

* Take responsibility for predictable levels of productivity.

* Create momentum through sustained effort.

Next time let’s look at how to build your consistency muscle. It’s worth the effort!

Your Coach,

sig_shandel

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Consistently Building Your Dream

Consistently exercising your biceps will build up your arm muscles, right?

Consistently encouraging your team or staff will foster a positive work atmosphere. Consistently delivering on promises will seal your reputation of reliability and honesty.

You see how powerful consistency is?

So how do you build your consistency muscle?

Goal-based Practices

Here are some actions to take that foster a strong, agile and productive consistency in your professional life.

• Establish actions and habits that are aligned with your goals and practice them regularly.

• Set a standard of excellence in each regular activity and stick to it.

• Communicate with others based on what you want to accomplish, not on temporary circumstances.

• Understand that random changes on your part could cause confusion or extra work for others.

• Hold yourself for doing what you say you will do. When you haven’t done what you promised, be honest about it and make a new commitment that you can keep.

• When possible, establish a pattern or checklist for accomplishing repetitive tasks. Using it will help you achieve reliable, predictable results.

Steps to Growing Consistency

First, ask yourself, what are the things you need to do on a consistent basis to accomplish your goals?

Then, determine which things you are not doing regularly and prioritize them. Decide which ones consistencyyou are willing to commit to doing on a regular basis. Identify any obstacles that may have impeded you in the past and make a plan to overcome them. Ask for help or advice from someone who has mastered consistency, especially someone who performs a similar role to your own.

Make a daily checklist. At the end of the week, review your progress.

Next, identify your top three accountabilities. What actions are required to achieve them?

Identify a step-by-step process that leads you through the actions that must be performed for each of these accountabilities. Establish standardized procedures that are best practices for achieving results. Discuss your ideas with someone you respect and ask for feedback.

Keep a daily progress report on how well you follow the standardized procedures (reporting makes us accountable). Review your daily reports on a regular basis.

Make Your Dream Come True

I don’t believe that “consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative,” as Oscar Wilde famously said. I believe it’s a powerful tool for creative people like you.

Use it to make your dream come true, step by step!

Your Coach,

sig_shandel

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The Power of Consistency

Does “consistency” sound a bit, well, boring to you? After all, Ralph Waldo Emerson said “foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

But wait. There’s another way of looking at consistency — and it’s a powerful one.

Robert Collier said that success “is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”

So, if those “small efforts” are done consistently with excellence, then, guess what — the “sum” will be excellent!

On the other hand, if you consistently do tasks in a substandard way, then the “sum” will be below par.

HUGELY IMPORTANT TOOL

In the business world, though, consistency is a hugely important tool. We live in an age of instant gratification. People want quick results, but true success requires sustained effort. Anyone can work hard for brief periods of time, but to reliably produce results, we must consistently think and act in productive ways.

In addition, people need to know that they can rely on you. They want the service they receive to be excellent each and every time. Consistency is one of the cornerstones of creating long-term customer retention and client loyalty.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

If you’ve mastered skills associated with consistency, you:

* Use “cause and effect” thinking, relating behaviors and choices to consequences.

* Can be relied upon regardless of circumstances.

* Inspire others to have confidence in them.

* Use established business standards.

* Convert rational decision-making into regular habits.

* Take responsibility for predictable levels of productivity.

* Create momentum through sustained effort.

Next time let’s look at how to build your consistency muscle. It’s worth the effort!

Your Coach,

sig_shandel