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There is one thing that matters more than anything else when it comes to success.

Success is almost certain when this one thing is applied.

And it doesn’t matter what you apply it towards.  Whether you are looking to lose weight, improve a relationship or increase sales this one thing is what you are looking for.

I bet you want to know what this one thing is…

THE GRAND CANYON

Have you seen the Grand Canyon?  It is incredible.  It just appears out of nowhere.  These vast plains and then all of a sudden this massive canyon just appears.  It goes on for miles.  The colors of the canyon walls are beautiful.  It is simply majestic.

The Grand Canyon was formed from this one thing.

HAWAII

Hawaii is our favorite place on the planet.  There is something about Hawaii that just captivates people which is probably why it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.  And for those that have not yet been is normally one of the spots on the top of their list to visit.

But why?  Well, it comes back to the one thing again.

THE ONE THING

Do you want to achieve success?  Personally?  Professionally?

Do you want to generate more referrals from your past clients?

Well, here’s the secret…the one thing.

Consistency.

I know it sounds boring but consistency is your key to success.  It was the key to forming the Grand Canyon and the Hawaiian Islands.  It is the key to achieving anything you ever dreamed of.

The idea is simple.  Putting it in proactive can be somewhat challenging.

MAKING IT EASY

There is nothing “easy” about success.  But there are some secrets that can help you get there.

And if we know that the one thing most important to achieving success is consistency then it would be valuable to understand how consistency can be achieved, right?

Here’s the secret to consistency…

Systems.

Systems are recipes.  And since systems create consistency you can basically say that this is literally the “recipe for success”.

THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

What is a recipe?

Well, it is a step-by-step set of instructions and ingredients that when followed will result in a specific and desired outcome.

Let’s put all of this together…

Success is achieved through consistency.
The secret to consistency is systems.
Systems are basically recipes.
Recipes are simple, step-by-step instructions to get a desired result.

Here are some simple recipes for success:

Lose Weight: decrease calories consumed and increase energy used (workout)

Increase Wealth: decrease or maintain spending and/or increase income

Generate Sales: make more contacts and share your product/service

Increase Repeat & Referral Business: provide good service and stay top of mind

I am not suggesting that any of those items are “easy”.  In fact, those four items above can be some of the most challenging tasks for humans to accomplish…when they don’t understand the one thing.

But now you do, so then it just comes down to using these recipes to create systems that keep you consistent so you can achieve the success you desire.

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY

We are the cause of our own lack of success, in most cases.

We get in our own way.

We sabotage ourselves.  We go on a diet, eat well for a week or two.  We even go to the gym regularly.  And then we go to a friend’s birthday party where they are serving cake and…we decide to “reward” ourselves.

Systems and consistency is not about doing everything you’ve heard you “should” do.  Instead, it is about creating consistency with what you “will” do.

Don’t worry about doing everything right.  Instead, start small, build momentum and then gradually adjust your actions to improve your results.

Remember back to the months leading up to you 16th birthday.  Learning to drive.

Now imagine that as soon as you turned 16 you could get your license but you were going to compete in the Daytona 500 the same day.

Overwhelming?  Yeah, I’d say so.

I mean, it sounds like a lot of fun to drive in the Daytona 500 to me, but even with most of our experience as drivers, well beyond 16 years of age (some of us more than others), it would be pretty dangerous.

Yet, for some reason, when it comes to achieving our goals we set the expectations on ourselves as if we are going to be competing in the Daytona 500 when we are merely learning to drive.

Take baby steps.  And make small adjustments along the way until eventually you can look back with confidence because you’ve achieved great things.

And I promise that if you do it this way you will realize results faster.  Faster than if you went all in trying to do it all.  And faster than you probably think.

That’s what we do with Database Gold.  We help simplify the process.  We make it “easy”.  We provide a step-by-step guide to help our clients get results…fast.  And then build on those results with momentum on our side to introduce more, over time.

That’s what we did that got us a 10X increase in repeat and referral business in just 18 months!

Repeat & referral business is the single most effective source of business for any sales person…period!

If you’ve ever wondered if you could be doing a better job of staying in flow with your past clients, or if you ever wanted to be more consistent in your communication or marketing efforts, you’ll find a ton of value in taking the Database Diagnostic. In just a few minutes, you could reveal blind spots and areas of opportunity in your database.

The ONE THING you need for success! 🚀

Posted by Database Gold on Monday, February 25, 2019