Consistency Is the Key to a Successful Home Based Business

Consistency Is the Key to a Successful Home Based Business


I ran cross country in high school and when I completed that I thought I would NEVER run distances again!!! Then we moved to Hawaii (thanks to my home business), and had another baby that likes to wake up between 5:30 – 6:00 AM. Since I don’t want her to wake up anyone else in the house, I started taking her on walks. Then I started running for part of the walk. Next, I started running for all the walk except for the hills. After doing this for months I started running the entire way… uphills, downhills, and straightaways!


Now, I have added more distance and harder hills. Now it drives me crazy to just walk. Now I feel like I can’t get a workout in unless I am running up some hills, pushing an almost 2-year-old the entire time. Now I feel like I can accomplish more, I can go farther, I can push harder and I know I will succeed! Maybe not right away, maybe it will take a while to conquer that hill or go the extra mile or two. Maybe I’ll even have to switch things up a bit to make it work… but I know it will!!!


So how does this relate to having a successful home business?


I have been saying for years now that the most important aspect of your business is consistency!!! Above anything else, you must be consistently working your business (just like I was consistently walking, 6 days a week, when I started). Consistency, or better put, habits, make it so that even on those days when you think you don’t want to do it, another part of your brain thinks something is missing if you don’t, so you do it. But even on those rare days when you don’t do it, you do complete the needed tasks the next day and you actually work a little harder, a little longer, because when it is a habit your brain reminds you, nudges you, steers you to keep going… that is how a habit works and that is why consistency in your business works to make you successful. But, not work working, or more specifically, consistently not working your business, is also what makes you fail… it works both ways.


To begin with, start where you are comfortable. Then push a little farther, then push some more. When I started my business I never thought I’d be able to tell my husband to quit his job so we could move 3500 miles and start over again in Hawaii. But I did, so what you need to do is start today! Set up a schedule and commit to working your business, make it a habit. I am not saying that you will not have to change course a little over time,or tweak things from time to time, because you will. But develop the habit of working on your business consistently and watch what happens to your results. I don’t care what you are talking about. It could be exercising, eating right, developing a strong marriage, having a successful business or any number of other things… develop habits that will move you in the direction of your goals and watch what happens!!!


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