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My Secret For Achieving Consistency in Home and Business Even When It’s Hard

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September 9, 2022

Can you believe it?! We have officially published 200 episodes and I am so thrilled you are here to celebrate right along with us. Today I am giving away the heart and soul of how I have made consistency happen in an unpredictable season of life. I want you to know the two-part secret to have this same kind of consistency in your own desires, regardless of how daunting it may seem. I’m also sharing some intimate details about the struggles that I know you can relate to!

Listen below for the entire episode on The Systemize Your Life Podcast

We sat around our dinner table tonight and shared our “Rose and Thorn.” This is when we discuss what we are happy about and what might be challenging or hard for us during our day. This just really gives our family the opportunity to connect with each other and know what we are all going through at the moment. Today I shared my feelings surrounding this 200th episode. I’m feeling so much pride about this. This feeling is honestly very rare for me. If you know me, you know that I’m just not one to boast. However, this, THIS here is something I am so so proud of!
 
I am connecting with so many of you literally all around the world, and just seeing how it has woven all of us together, has been something so incredibly beautiful. It feels routine for us most days when I go into the closet to record the podcast, but 200 is a big deal. So today I want to share with you a few different things. The first thing I want to share is the secret to staying consistent. The second thing, and the hardest part, is how to juggle it all while being successful in the home and in your business. I will also tell you what you need to do to start down your own path of major consistency, and last but not least, how you can celebrate this big milestone with us. Let’s dive in!

First Things First

To start off, I want to discuss the “meat” with you. There are two specific things that I want to share but first let me start by saying, there are many things that help others stay consistent. Maybe you’re one who likes to dabble with a few different things before you decide what you really want to do. I did this a little bit in my past, but I really wanted to compare the “then and now” and see what was so different before I had a marriage, children, a home to take care of, and a business. By far, the most important things for me have been, community and time blocking. You probably knew I was going to say time blocking, but I want to break it down and explain why it really is the key to staying consistent. First, let’s discuss community.

Community

This online community has been so extremely important. Being around other people who understand what you are wanting to accomplish, and want to see it through with you is necessary. They are the ones who are willing to listen to you, provide friendship, and the ones who will help you grow! You have to be in a community with these kinds of people. I have always surrounded myself with people who are far above me and far behind me.
 
This is why I love the Montessori schools. They always have three grades grouped together. For example, you may have 4th, 5th, and 6th graders all together in one room. The 6th graders are teaching the younger grades, while the younger grades are figuring it all out and learning how to teach as well for the moment when they move up in grade. But this community is so important in all areas.
 
Have community not only within your business, but within your home, your blessings, and within yourself! The root word here is commune. That word, “to converse deeply,” I want you communing with other people who have the same visions as you do. I want you communing with your children, your husband, and with your home. I know it might sound crazy but this has kept me consistent this whole time. I always share all the things!! Together we are this driven force of “we want to succeed in home and business.”
 
We want to be able to do our very best in every area of our lives. We want to show up for ourselves. I took many wrong turns trying to figure out what that community was for me, but I never gave up!! Even if it’s my mom, my faith, nature, I always had someone or something that I could turn to. You have to have this available, and you have to know that it’s okay to outgrow a community as well.
 
Consistency will give you growth, always and in every area of your life. Have your child read a book daily and watch the growth that takes place. Go to the gym daily and watch the growth that happens. Eat clean foods consistently and watch the growth that provides. Consistency equals growth.
 

Time Blocks

Time blocks!! We won’t spend a lot of time on this because I spend a great amount of time on this in other posts, however, we all know this needs to be put into place. My time block system is the one I recommend, and it has been proven time and time again to show successful results. If you want consistency, set up your time blocks!

“It seems like the most obvious thing, but honestly, the hardest part of trying to succeed in home and business is not giving up and walking away.”

Don’t Give Up!

Now on to the hardest part of all…… DON’T GIVE UP! It seems like the most obvious thing, but honestly, the hardest part of trying to succeed in home and business is not giving up and walking away. If you have walked away before, what did you learn? What void did you feel, and how will you change things for the future? How long has it been since you’ve shown up? Regardless of how much time has gone by, you can pick back up and keep going if you’ve learned something from that break.
 
There are so many things happening in my life right now, and the hardest part about making it to 200 episodes has definitely been the not giving up part. When I have sick kids and I’ve been up all night, the hardest thing to do is record the podcast and get the tough stuff done. I’ll find myself making up all the excuses about why it’s okay to skip on the consistency, but I always follow through. I know that life happens and it makes sticking to the time blocks extremely difficult at times. I have heard this from so many of you. I want to remind you all that I am the most inconsistent person out there, hence the reason I have put time blocks into place and USE them DAILY!
 
I started this business on nap time hours my friends, but I never gave up. Because I use the time blocking system, I can do all the things that need to be done. But if you throw a sick kid into the mix, I’m literally doing the bare minimum. After the day is done and I have been taking care of said sick kiddo, I’ll look around the house and think, “What is going on here?” There are honestly been 2 times in the past 2 years that I have thrown my hands up and said, “I QUIT! I’M DONE!” I’m telling you, this is the hardest part! You see the happy pictures and posts that I put out there and those smiles and laughing faces are real. But so is this hard part. So get creative, become adaptive and I promise it will help you overcome those hardest parts.
 
There was a season in my life when I was suffering from chronic disease, and trying to manage that daily was grueling. It was so challenging trying not to allow that piece of my life to affect all the other areas of my life as well. I have finally healed and that is no longer my hardest part. I remember thinking back then, “How am I going to get all of this done during the hardest, most uncontrollable moments?” I know there are moments of brokenness and trying to do all the things for everyone and yourself. Believe me, when I say, this is the real stuff.

How To Start Becoming Consistent

Find Your Community

The first thing we mentioned was community. If you are wondering how to find a community, look online! The first community I ever joined online was a blogging community. I dove in headfirst and did all the things. I soon realized that blogging was not my life, podcasting was my life. I then joined Stefanie Gass’s community and started coaching with her. I clung to that community and began making friends on the backend. That was my community. I didn’t have anything local, but at that time, that was my main community.
 
I did this for a long time. Sometimes it’s hard to find community on free Facebook groups, but that’s why I want you to come over and check out our group. Ask the questions, be engaged, and be involved. I have joined other programs in order to learn how to grow this business and now I’m part of those communities as well. It really is that simple. Know what your goal is, find the best coach and mentor, look at their community and then join it. Those are the people who will be most like-minded and share similar goals with you.

Time Blocking

This changed everything for me. Where do you get time blocking? Check it out here. Download the workbook and drop ALL your questions in our free FB group. This is absolutely the answer to staying consistent!!!

Last But Not Least

Celebrate with me!! My whole family looks forward to the reviews that you share. Please, go leave a 5-star review and let me know, let my best friends know, and let other ladies out there know how much it means to you to have this podcast and blog right at your fingertips! If you haven’t done it yet, just subscribe on iTunes and it’s that simple. I would love to share reviews here. I honestly want to know your heart and know the reason why you are listening to this podcast and reading this blog. Thank you so so sincerely. Thank you for sharing this episode and all the episodes. Tell others why they need to come and check this show out as well. It means so much to me that you are here. Until next time, I’ll see you right back here on the blog!
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