Sunday, June 1, 2008

Consistency is in the Following the Recipe!

Part I

My Grandmother’s sugar cookies are to-die-for, melt-in-your-mouth, incredible cookies. Her cookies are hard to duplicate; many have tried and failed. Her secret? Patience. She always said no one could make her cookies like hers because they weren’t patient enough to stick with it (and of course add enough love to it too!). Good cookies like hers require beating for a long time and refrigerating over night. You can’t rush them or they’re soft. Grandma’s cookies are consistently good because she follows her recipe exactly the same every time.

Business is the same way. You can’t rush it. You have to be patient and you have to stick with it! You can’t alter the recipe. What is the recipe for success in your company? Two shows a week? Three follow up calls to prospects per show? Four personal calls to your customers per season? Know the recipe and follow it.

Patience and consistency are vital to your business success. I’ll share more ways in the coming days on creating consistency. But to start with, begin with your “why.” Why are you in business? What do you want from it? Who benefits and how, from your success? Take some time and write out your “why” and get very clear about it. When you understand the deeper value of your business success, creating consistency in business becomes easier and more natural.

Check back soon, I’ll have more on creating consistency in your business.

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