Before we get this show rolling, let’s first narrow down the consistency meaning. Let’s define consistency before we get started.
According to BusinessDictionary.com, here is what we have for “consistency” regarding business:
1.Logically ordered and/or following the same pattern. For example, a salesperson’s growth is usually consistent with his or her company’s earnings.2.Unchanging; steady. For example, a person that arrives exactly 5 minutes early to work every day is consistently punctual or on-time.
As you can see right away, the consistency meaning shows us that there is logic, order, patterns, steadiness, and stability present in one who is consistent.
How does that apply to mompreneurs?
When you’re inconsistent, your business could come to a grinding halt.
It’s so important to reach out to your clients, reach out to your prospects, write a blog post, do something- to keep your moment going. It’s so, so easy to lose momentum and to get lost in attempting to catch up. Don’t let that be you. As long as you have the strength and the motivation, keep things rolling.
Life happens, but you can get through the tough times after taking the break that you need. That’s why it’s so cool to batch schedule as part of your regular routine. If you can get a bit ahead of the game by creating two blog posts instead of one each time you sit down to blog, you can be ahead of the game.
Keep as close as possible to a routine
My life can be adventurous, and sometimes I don’t know if I’ll be in town from month to month as I travel spontaneously with my husband, thanks to the U.S. Navy. Which means- my routines stem from what I can take with me in a bag. What is versatile? What’s easy for me transport? So, I have my laptop, a notebook, pens and pencils, my podcasting mixer and mic, my DSLR camera, and phone. I can literally set up from a hotel or anywhere and get some work done. If my routine can’t be the same because I’m out of town, I learn to adapt and create a new routine, but the deal is: I must have a routine for business.
Be creative and do what you can.
If your kids are very young, it’s still possible to work your biz. You’ll have to get extremely creative: ask for help, hire a mother’s helper, grab a relative or friend, start a babysitting coop, but get something going on a weekly basis that will help you to move forward in your business endeavors.
You see how important this consistency meaning is? We’ve talked about being orderly, following patterns, being unchanging and steady. Sure, our lives change. Our situations and circumstances change. But in moving forward with being an entrepreneur, our business goals must remain steadfast and steady. And in order to get where we’re going, our momentum cannot continue to fluctuate. We must be steadfast. That’s why mompreneurs have to be consistent.
I touch on this topic also at the Mompreneurs In Heels Podcast, so be sure to check that out.
So…do you feel that you are consistent in business? If not, what’s keeping you from consistency? Is it family, health, life in general? What gets in your way? Leave me a note…and don’t forget to check out my book to help give you that kickstart toward a steady mompreneur lifestyle.