There are things that help us achieve success and things that hold us back. My goal is to make sure you’re aware of the former and avoid the latter!
Back in my corporate life I always had the reputation of being tenacious. My old boss used to refer to me as a dog with a bone – I would never give up, and this has served me.
Working for yourself can be a labour of love! You can come up against walls and it can be a lonely job trying to break through them. Many people give up. And sadly, some people don’t know how close they are to success when they do give up. Like I mentioned in a previous blog; it took me merely months to breakthrough after years of not succeeding. What if I had given up that day 12 months ago when it felt like enough was enough?
So, what are the 2 things that will guarantee your success?
First, let me say, you can apply these to any goal, whether it be your business, weight loss or personal development. This is tried and tested, so grab a pen!
The first one is so simple, it will make you crazy. Once you swallow this magic nugget of advice, things will start happening for you…
Success Tip #1 Show up consistently and with applied effort
What do I mean?
If you are trying to lose weight, grab the trainers and head out for that walk every day. If you have a business goal to get your brand out there, put your face in front of a Facebook live every day. If you have the goal to develop personally, pick up that book every day and read 10 pages, or listen to that webinar; whatever actions you set to work towards your goal, show up and do them consistently and with applied effort. EASY.
So, what stops us doing this already?
Well, that’s Success Tip #2…. Accountability.
Accountability to keep showing up consistently and with applied effort is actually hard to find. If there is no one standing over you making sure you don’t hit the snooze button, it is really hard to get out of bed and go for that run before work. If no one is standing next to the pantry shaking a finger at you and looking disappointed as you reach for that Krispy Kreme donut it is really easy to scoff it. And the same in your business, some days that phone weighs at least ten kilos when you have to pick it up and start cold calling all over again and sometimes it is just easier to take the day off. However, that day off will cost you. In contrast, if you know you’re meeting your business coach tomorrow and they are going to ask you whether you have called that list of people you promised to, you are much more likely to call them!
You catching my drift? Accountability is the fastest way to progress.
And it’s generally where we fall down. Especially when we work in our own business; there is no one motivating us every day. And therein lies the power of having a coach, someone enabling your success – to set goals each week together, talk through obstacles, create strategies, think outside the box and reframe things when the going gets tough (so the tough doesn’t get going!)
Take a look at how I can help you here! And set that intention right now to show up more consistently in action towards your goal.
With you in your success!
Clare x x