I believe success is how you define it. Success looks different for everyone and my success may look unattainable to some and measly to others. Even so, if you perceive me as having any measure of success, THIS is
my real secret to success (and it will be yours, too)!
Sure, there are a lot of moving parts to my business and my life.
You could ask me, “How are you so successful at ________?” and fill in the blank with dozens of things that people see me doing, from social media to consulting to getting out in the community.
And I’d have the same answer to all of them, which IS my real secret to success…CONSISTENCY.
I just keep showing UP. That’s my real secret to success.
I just keep blogging. I just keep sending out email newsletters. I just keep hosting events and workshops. I just keep promoting other women.
Even when it’s taxing and even when I yearn for some time off, I keep doing the things that I’ve been doing for so many years now–the things people have grown to expect from me.
Every year, I try to take on a new project and every year, I let a project go. EVERY year.
When new platforms and technologies arise, I keep learning, from Canva and Mailchimp to Eventbrite and Propay (and now Instagram, Venmo, running a booth…)
I don’t really take breaks. As tempting as it is, I don’t throw in the towel, either.
Sure, things morph and change and I adjust my services and how much time I spend on everything….but I try to stay “out there” and visible. That’s partly because if and when I decide to do something bigger, I won’t be starting from scratch.
I will continue to learn and grow and teach people from my mistakes and successes. I will be consistent. I will keep going. I will keep putting myself out there.
The secret to YOUR success? Consistency. Stick-to-it-iveness. Gumption. Continuing to do the not-so-glamorous things that you need to do to move forward and being willing to learn the ones that can take you where you want to go (even if they seem intimidating or downright impossible at first).
Here’s something to think about: What can do you consistently to stay in front of people and to remind people of what you offer?
A BIG piece of advice?? Before endeavoring to choose that “thing” you’ll do consistently…take the time to make sure it’s SIMPLE, effective and what you want to repeat on a regular basis.
Let me ask you…do you want to be more “out there?” Do you want to be known for being consistent in an area…but you’re not even sure which area you need to be focused on? Are you wondering what your next steps are?
It’s a lot easier to be consistent when you have strategies, support and accountability in place. Sign up for my emails, Join my Facebook group. Schedule a strategy session. Just keep going!
Karen Elliott says
I am so impressed, Tabitha, with what you’ve chosen to do and to share. You are 100% right about consistency. I wish you success as your business continues to grow and flourish!