As I’ve watched them over the past 12 months, I’ve seen five bad habits that end up negatively impacting my clients’ abilities to reach their goals.
Chances are you are making the same mistakes too.
We’ve already talked about mistake #1 which was not respecting your business.
Mistake #2 is a failure to be consistent in your business building efforts.
A few months ago I was watching a friend of mine teach his daughter how to ride a bike. Just as she was getting the hang of it, her dad would let go and she would peddle only a couple more times and then stop pedaling! Of course, the bike tipped over.
Her dad kept telling her, “you’ve got to keep pedaling!”
They would try again and the little girl would peddle a little longer, but stop too soon and she would topple over.
This is what happens for so many budding entrepreneurs in their businesses… They get really excited (usually at the beginning of the year) and start working on their business.They do that for a few weeks and then something happens. Like we discussed in video #1–life gets in the way.
They take a day off. Or maybe two. Then that turns into weeks and then months.
All of the sudden, they’ve lost the momentum in their business.
Then they start working really hard again, something happens and they lose their momentum again.
At the end of the year, you look back and see the money you’ve put into your business but don’t see any profit and wonder why your business isn’t making any money.
The reason could very well be that you’re not being consistent!
You have to be as consistent with your business as you would be going to your job.
So, here’s your assignment:
Look at your schedule and commit to spending a certain amount of time every single day at least 5 days a week in your business.
One thing you have to keep in mind is that if you only have a very small amount of time to work on your business, one of two things is going to happen. (1) You’re not going to get results as quickly as you want. (2) You need to consider outsourcing. Find people that can work even while you are at your job or whatever it is that is taking up the majority of your time. By doing this, you make up lost time and can get results quicker.
So, commit to spending a certain amount of time (even if it is only 30 minutes a day) every day in your business.
When you are more consistent in your business you are going to start seeing results!
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Oh my gosh, the story about little one learning how to ride the bike is so spot on. My four-year-old grandson is right there, so I can relate to pedaling and then stopping. THAT is one of my problems. No longer, the light has shown and I’m fixing that by starting the morning journaling, sketching out my day for my business five days a week, period. Thank you.