Do you ever find yourself struggling to be consistent in blogging, business or in your personal life? If yes – these tips will surely help you out!
4 Things To Keep In Mind To Blog Consistently
Tell me if you can relate to this… “I get so pumped up when starting a new project but after few weeks of doing it I fall of the wagon, catch myself in hiatus and find myself starting all over again which make me freak out every single time!”
Isn’t it real?
Here’s my take on how you can stay in your game.
1.Remember WHY You Started
There is no better way to get what you want than to FOCUS on it.
Look, I know it’s not easy, life gets us so dang busy with a lot of stuff but if you are serious in getting that promotion, close that new deal or hitting that number of pageviews/and or sales, you have to have a clear, compelling vision.
Do you REALLY want it bad enough?
One thing that I personally love doing when I feel confused or getting out of direction is to think of the benefits so I can get reconnected to why I started.
There are days when I don’t feel like doing anything – in my blog, or in my lending business or in anything I just wanna lay in my bed trying to figure out life.
BOOM. That’s the problem.
We keep “trying to figure out” things until we lose sight of why we even start in the first place!
2. Audit Your Actions
I remember my all time favorite Marie Forleo says…
Human beings have a limited capability in terms of will power and discipline.
Ugh! That is so true!
It so easy to set goals, make them “look” legit and but when it’s time to put in the real work, your motivation crashes.
Are you REALLY doing the things that is inline with the results you are trying to achieve?
Or are you just *winging* it as if you are making progress but everybody *including you* knows your stuck? C’mon!
I remember someone emailed me yesterday, she said she wanted to make blogging her fulltime job and she wants to make millions out of it, and so I asked her what’s her goals and timelines and she told me “Nah, I’m sure it will happen soon not gonna worry about it.”
You see the problem here?
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3. Schedule What Matters
In my past post about productivity, I mentioned that it’s important for you to really know what matters in your personal life, career, business and blog.
What’s that something that you care about so much so that you build your entire year around it?
That should be non-negotiable, it’s a commitment.
You see, if you blog for a while now I’m sure you agree with me that there are TONS of things you should be doing and it’s overwhelming.
But, if you want to stay in your game and play it well, you have to give up some so you can prioritize the others.
I’ll give you an example.
In my last 2 years of blogging, I am obsessed of getting traffic, I’m being honest with you it’s like every single day I’ll check my analytics and see what’s working, what’s not working etc.
I didn’t EVEN care of anything else – no wonder why I failed miserably.
Yes I got traffic, but people are just bouncing in and off of my blog because I don’t have an email marketing setup that time I cannot get hold of them.
Please, do yourself a favor and focus on your priorities that is inline with your goals.
4. Ignore The Lazy Voice
Another one of my favorite, Mel Robbins put it this way..
You need to force yourself to do something because if not, you will never feel like it!
Your feelings are not helping you get things done – it’s your biggest distraction!
So get over your feelings and just do it!
When I look back and see how this blog grow, I can’t stop regretting about the days and months that I kept “waiting to feel ready to do something”.
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I was burdened by doubts and what if’s. It’s hard.
But when I see the trail of the “successes” it is so clear that those were the moments when I feel so afraid and didn’t know what the results will be – but I did it anyway.
Again, there’s no secret sauce to blogging and/or life success.
I believe it all boils down to being consistent in small steps and being intentional on why the heck do you things.