Having better consistency in your working day is essential if you want to improve your business success. It’s also the one that’s often overlooked, as, on the surface, it isn’t as important as selling and marketing. But make no mistake, it is vitally important! It enables you to establish awareness and trust in your business. It helps you show up when you don’t feel like it and enables you to provide the best possible levels of customer satisfaction in your business. And it enables you to grow your selling and marketing skills to the next level.
But what if you aren’t that great at being consistent? How can you work towards better consistency in your working day, so you can reap those same rewards? Here are 3 steps that will help.
Step #1: Decide where exactly you need better consistency
It’s easy to say you need to be more consistent, productive, effective etc, but you need to get clear on what that looks like for you. What exactly is it, you want to be consistent with? What areas or your business do you want to be consistent in? Do you want to consistently post on social media? Is it your goal to become consistent with your working hours?
To help you get clear on where you need to improve your levels of consistency, start by looking at your business goals. What do you need to do to achieve them – and are you doing those things? For example, you may want to build your mailing list, but on reflection, you find you’re not consistently promoting your lead magnet anywhere.
Step #2: Link your desired habits with an existing one
You can then set about making small changes to improve how consistent you are in those areas. Decide on one small thing you can do, that’s both manageable and easy to implement, so you don’t overwhelm yourself. If you set yourself a change that’s too big, you’re just not going to implement it.
If you want to get better consistency in your working day, it’s easy to link a new habit with something you already do on a consistent basis. You can then use the existing habit as a trigger for the new one you want to instil. For example, we’ll continue with our original idea of having better consistency around our lead magnet promotion. If you always scroll Facebook before you start work, use this as your trigger. When you’ve finished scrolling, go to your Facebook page and post something about your lead magnet. Then celebrate completing the task.
Step #3: Use workflows, templates and checklists to make the process easier
If a task is easy, you’re more likely to continue it. This is where workflows, templates and checklists can help. Whichever one you prefer is down to personal choice, but the key here, is to have everything written down, so you can replicate it easily. This will help ensure you don’t miss out any step in the process.
There’s also the added advantage that doing this will help you get better consistency around your results. As you’re following a set process, you’ll be able to replicate the same standard and level of work, for every client.
Consistency is one of the crucial steps towards business success, but it’s often overlooked. However, if you want to improve your working day, by working faster, producing consistently high-quality results or implementing new habits that will benefit you, then better consistency is the answer.
If you’re looking build better consistency into your business, outsourcing those tasks that take up your time may be a good way forward. It’s also an opportunity to hand over those tasks that you’ve created workflows, templates and checklists for. So why not get in touch, and see how we can help you achieve better consistency and save you time during your average working day!