It’s one thing to start an online business, but it’s another to get noticed and succeed. Unfortunately, many awesome talented people achieve the first part but bomb on the second.
And the reason why? It’s simple, Entrepreneurs don’t stay consistent long enough to get the results they want. It’s where mindset meets strategy and having strong mental stamina is just as important as executing great biz building strategies.
Inconsistency can vary from person to person but usually shows up in the following 3 ways:
1. Results Don’t Happen Fast Enough
The success, the money, the clients, the momentum you want doesn’t appear in an instant. Take all the strategies that are needed to run an online business such as, creating visibility, focusing on social media profiles and creating momentum, it takes time and focused consistency to make them work. Contrary to the online marketing that has newer entrepreneurs believing it happens quickly (headlines like ‘how I made $10k in 30 days). When these strategies take a lot longer than expected to build momentum they end up freaking out, bailing on their strategies and stop working on their business because they believe it’s not working. The truth is the strategies will work when they’ve been given enough time to. Not much different from following a consistent fitness plan, it takes a ton of sweat before you start seeing the results.
2. Focused On What’s Not Working
Do any of these things sounds familiar?
‘This isn’t working I only got 1 like on my post’
‘Only one person came to my livestream what’s the point of even doing it?’
‘‘My launch was so unsuccessful I only sold 5 spots instead of the 15 I wanted.’
This is a great example of The Law of Attraction in action! Since what we focus on expands, when we focus on what we think isn’t working, then eventually that’s all we see. (I spoke about this in another post which you can check out here) And what do we end up doing once we’re convinced it’s broken? Bail! We stop being consistent.
So to shift the momentum, start focusing on what IS working by reframing how you see it.
You have one person on your facebook live? That’s evidence that you are indeed reaching people, and people want to hear what you have to say. Have someone tell you how much they appreciated your blog? That’s evidence that the content you’re creating is working. When you change your mindset and view the exact same situation, but in a positive way, you increase your belief of how it is working. Once you believe it’s working you are focusing on the strategy which in turn creates the momentum you need and were looking for. Now the same law is still in play (law of attraction) but this time it’s attracting the results we want!
3. Don’t Know What To Focus On
Knowing where you’re at in your business and what you should focus on first to get to the next step is key to achieving success. The problem is, especially in online businesses, there aren’t a lot of markers along the way telling you where you are and what to do next. It ends up being a guessing game with a lot of trial and error. Just imagine going from NYC to LA and having no access to a map.Sure you may know the general direction but without knowing exactly where to go, you’ll definitely end up taking a lot of wrong turns along the way. But when you have directions, you can follow the route without getting sidetracked and steered off course. Just like you will get sidetracked in your business when you don’t know what you’re doing or where you’re going. This creates a ton of wasted time (and money!) which results in frustration and inconsistency. Knowing what stage we are in and what to focus on specifically, is the ‘roadmap’ for online entrepreneurs.
I have spent a lot of time looking at this and have developed a quiz that will help you figure out where you are at and what you should be focusing on. Do it now.
So stay consistent with the tasks you should be doing at your stage, focus on the evidence that this is working (see your likes increase, your blogs getting shared etc) and I promise you you WILL see more of the positive and the momentum you want.