[365 Days of Extraordinary] Day 171 Transcript: Consistency

by | Jul 6, 2020 | 365 Days of Facebook Lives

So tonight’s Facebook Live is brought to you courtesy of the real crickets of the North Shore of Sydney. Yes, it’s beautiful. Love the sound of nature. And I’m using my funny little, like a Lovo, Luvo, however you say it, little light on top of my phone. So I can’t really see. I’m like, “Oh, there I am. Hello.” So I hope you can actually see what I’m doing because I can’t. I can see from like there down, kind of interesting.

Tonight, I wanted to talk about consistency. I have touched on consistency a few times. It’s a bit of a theme for me. I think because it’s something I’m really working on getting a lot better at is consistency. Because I’ve really found, when I’ve paid attention, that what separates the people that say they’re going to do things and the people that actually do things, and have massive success, is generally consistency in what they’re doing. And it’s that consistency can go across every single part of your life. Like every part of it. In fact, I challenge you to send me something in your life that wouldn’t be improved on if you were more consistent because I don’t think you could find something. Yep, no, don’t think you could. Yep, that’s a challenge. Try me.

So doing these Facebook Lives, 171, thank you very much Samantha, never thought I’d do that, has proven to me, is that you can actually do something consistently. It’s not that hard to do something every day. It’s not that hard, as many people know, to send out a newsletter every week to your clients or to… There’s someone I know, every day first thing he does when he sits down at his desk is like hand write a little note to send to somebody. He does it every single day without fail. I can tell you, he has a very successful business. The people that you see at the gym every single day, they’ve got the bodies they’re really happy with. Or we think they do. I’m not inside their minds, so I don’t know. But consistency pays off, let’s put it that way.

Pinterest - Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come - Samantha LeithThere are dividends to consistency. The people that consistently budget have better bank balances. The people that consistently go on dates with their partners generally have better relationships. The people that consistently do their podcast every week build bigger followings. The people that consistently take the time to take time out and away from technology, and work, and things like that and spend real time with their children have better relationships with their children.

And I think consistency is one of those things we think’s really boring. Yep, “Why the hell would I want to do the same thing every day? That seems so boring.” Guess what? It’s not. Like, it’s really not. It can be challenging. It can be a very growing experience for you because you have to learn to… You don’t want to do these things everyday. I know I don’t. And forgive me if I’m talking about consistency again, I know I am. But I think it’s just such a biggie. And I know a lot of you don’t listen or watch this every single day, so bear with it. If I want to repeat myself, I’m going to repeat myself. Because I was having a conversation today with someone about consistency, and we were looking at a comparison without being that negative kind of, “Oh, my God, they’re so much better than me,” comparison. A genuine comparison where I’m going, “What is the difference?” Consistency. Consistency is key. And it’s not hard to be consistent if you set yourself up for success and consistency.

So these things might be say, you want to go to the gym four times a week. It might be making sure your gym gear’s out ready for you to go, and it’s scheduled in your diary. Say, you want to be consistent with reading a book every week. It’s about putting… It’s about having the books ready to go. You want to be consistent in your communication with people. You’re reaching out, you’re connecting, networking, that kind of thing. Set up a way to do that daily that you enjoy doing. So that might be reaching out on Facebook, LinkedIn, sending a real message, sending a text message. I’m getting bitten by mosquitoes, sorry. Crickets and mosquitoes, welcome to the wilds of Sydney.

Consistency and planning kind of go hand in hand. It’s a bit like sweet potato fries and aioli, kind of need them to go together. And it will be. It’s not my word of the year next year, but it’s pretty bloody close because I’m not scared of it anymore. I genuinely thought consistency and sticking to things was boring. And I didn’t know that’s what I thought, I didn’t, and now I know that’s exactly what I thought. I was scared of becoming boring because I was doing the same thing all the time, or becoming boring because what I was doing all the time wasn’t good enough for other people, so therefore they’d lose interest, or becoming boring because, “Oh, my God, I’m going to eat tuna salad again.”

Eating tuna salad again means you don’t have to make a decision about what you’re eating, which means you reduce decision fatigue, which means you get more done. See? There’s just benefits all around for consistency. So in January, I’m going to do a whole lot of stuff on planning. Pretty much, the theme for the whole month of January is planning. So consistency and habit stuff will come back in January. But I want to challenge you, like a challenge, until then to maybe pick a couple of areas using your life, they can be business or personal, where you think you could do something consistently and it would have a massive impact. And go for a year. Like, honestly, proclaim it to the world that you’re going to do it, or proclaim it to me that you’re going to do it because I’ll hold you accountable for it. I’ve got friends that hold me accountable for these . And then they’re going, “Oh my gosh, wow. I can’t believe you’re doing it. It’s Incredible.” And it is so worth it.

What is something you can do in 2020 every single day for the whole year? Journaling, affirmations, bike riding, calling your mother. Just pick something, one thing, and it can be a simple thing. And I’ll tell you, you’ll get a couple of months into it and you’ll be like, “Man, I got this consistency thing going, what am I going to add next?” Because that’s what I’m doing. And as I’m building more and more consistent habits for things in my life and my business, I’m seeing the rewards. Like, it’s quite incredible. So I’m lucky in that regard. No, I’m not lucky, I’ve worked hard for it. Luck had nothing to do with it. I was consistent. So yeah, pick something and let me know what you’re going to do because I’d love to know, and I’d love to help support you and make 2020 the year all your dreams come true as well. And then we can all be celebrating at the end of the first year of the roaring 20s what we achieved through being consistent. Night, night. See you tomorrow.

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