The Power of Consistency in Entrepreneurship Life
In my experience, consistency is a must in establishing and growing your business. Consistency allows you to measure the results of what you do. Consistency makes you feel responsible. Consistency makes you famous. With consistency, you can always keep your attention on what you are doing.
Throughout my career, I have always tried to be consistent in consistency. Because I know that even the most successful business plans are doomed to fail if they do not follow a consistent path.
If I say I will do something, I will definitely do it. If I say I'm going somewhere, I'll always be there. If I am determined to start a brand new business process, I will move on without losing my determination. In my experience, consistency is a must in establishing and growing your business.
Here are the reasons:
1. Consistency allows you to measure the results of what you do.
You never know if this thing will work without trying to do something new consistently over a period of time. If you haven't worked consistently on anything you are trying to measure results, how can you measure it effectively?
It is necessary to spend at least six months on new startups, business processes and organizational structures to see if they are successful. Sometimes it's not the big revisions that make a difference in a job you're working on, but the little touches you make.
2. Consistency makes you feel responsible.
I always ask my employees to take responsibility for business results and goals. They should expect the same from my leadership. Making time for my work team and being available to them is always among my priorities. When a project or a certain part of a job requires special attention, I try to organize meetings that are consistent and ongoing.
The fact that it is necessary to take time to report how much progress has been made in a business is one of the first steps on the road to success.
3. Consistency makes you famous.
In order to grow your business, you must keep track of your past achievements. It is not possible to record your achievements by constantly shifting gears or developing new strategies. Many efforts today fail before they bear fruit, but this is not because the strategies pursued are flawed or the goals are not clearly defined. The main problem is that the working team cannot stick to the roadmap they must follow to complete the job.
4. Consistency means you can always keep your attention on what you are doing.
Your employees and customers always want uninterrupted information from you. Until now, I have witnessed that all companies, large or small, want to quickly terminate their campaigns or initiatives without attracting customer attention. Whereas, running many advertising campaigns, publishing numerous blog posts and weekly newsletters within a year is the most effective way you can use to attract customers.
5. Consistency ensures the continuity of the message you want to announce.
What you do is as important as what you say for your work team. The more consistent you behave while leading, you will be a role model for how your employees will behave. If you act like you don't care about your meetings, they will treat your colleagues or even your customers the same way.
When something goes wrong, I try to understand what happened in the past and ask serious questions. Did we change direction too quickly? Did not some of the work team do a job they had committed? Or were the expectations we created about the results wrong from the very beginning? Often after this questioning, it turns out that the main problem is inconsistency.