First Step to Consistency is to Have a Specific Checklist

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Mastering Consistency - A Checklist Approach to Achieving Your Goals

You’re going to discover Component #1 of the Consistency System which is having a Checklist.

Chances are that you use a checklist for anything you do well, such as running errands, buying groceries, or following an exercise program, so I want you to use a checklist for your business as well.

Writing things down makes them less overwhelming and less stressful.

These checklists keep you focused and on track.

They also simplify things because you don’t really need to do that many things to be successful.

There are only a few activities you have to do each day, and you’ll be able to see them very clearly.

Unfortunately, many new entrepreneurs don’t use a checklist, and that’s why they don’t stay consistent and struggle.

They’re busy doing many things, but often forget the most important thing, and that’s why having a checklist is the first component of the Consistency System.

Have a Checklist for Every Goal You Set

For every new goal you set, you must have a checklist that makes it very clear what the exact activity is that you need to do each day, or else you will lose focus.

It’s so easy to get distracted today, and that’s not your fault.

We live in an age where we can listen to any song, watch any movie, or buy anything online within seconds.

It’s the age of instant gratification and endless temptations, and it’s hard to avoid these distractions and stay consistent.

This is the same reason I struggled in the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey.

I did “something” and thought I was working on my business, but I didn’t do the most important income-producing activities.

I was approaching my business the hard way.

I didn’t have a checklist, I didn’t have anyone to help me stay consistent, and I was wasting my time on endless trainings.

One of the turning points for me was when I created my checklist that helped me become one of the top salesperson in my company for 5 straight years. 

Be on Offense Instead of Defense

Checklists allow you to be on the offense instead of playing defense and catch-up.

Instead of waking up and reacting to emails or messages from people asking you to do things, you go out and attack the most important thing you have to do for the day.

Top leaders always work on their checklists first because that’s the only way they can achieve their goals on time.

This doesn’t need to take up much time, but you need to set aside at least 15 minutes before you tackle any of the other things in life that don’t move you toward your goal.

What’s your checklist on things that will help you achieve your goal?

Be on Offense Instead of Defense

Here’s a Summary of the 7 Components of The Consistency System

Component 1: Checklist

Component 2: Create and Schedule the Time

Component 3: Determine the Strategy

Component 4: Choose Your Environment

Component 5: Tracking

Component 6: Your Consistency Toolbox

Component 7: Accountability