EP109 Consistency Trumps Perfection

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In this episode, I talk about how striving for perfection instead of consistency can be the biggest stumbling block towards making a real change in your life.


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BOL 109


Episode 109


KC:  Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host, and today we’re talking about consistency trumping perfection.

So with every area in our life, right? Whatever we’re doing in life, whether it’s we’re looking to lose a few pounds, we’re looking to get in good shape. For me, I’m looking to always produce content for this podcast, showing up for our families. Whatever it is that we’re doing in our life, consistency trumps perfection every single time.

So if we’re looking to lose a few pounds, consistency, it’s eating cleanly day after day after day or eating 80 to 90 percent clean day after day after day versus we eat 100 percent clean because what happens with that 100 percent clean is we usually set ourselves up for failure.

Consistency trumps perfection all the time. With this podcast, there are times where I’m putting it out and it’s always – I always sit down. I always get into the right space the right mindset. I get into my art. I get centered and I’m ready to record. But then sometimes, I just don’t feel it as much as other times. There are other times where I’m like, “Bam! That was awesome,” and there are other times where I’m like, “I don’t know. Was that the best podcast? Was that the best content?”

But I just have to continue moving forward and as long as I’m consistent, as long as I’m consistent with my preparation for the show, as long as I’m consistent with recording on a consistent basis, as long as I’m consistent with my topic and – you know, I’m bringing to you what you’re going to expect because you’re expecting something from this show and if I’m not consistent with that, it doesn’t work for me and it doesn’t work for you. Life kind of works that way, right?

When we’re parenting, we have to be consistent. We don’t want to be perfect. We have to be consistent. We have to consistently try. We have to consistently show up. We have to consistently show love.

I don’t know. I guess I’m going to do a little rant here. But with parenting, I think that there’s one thing that can trump everything. I think it’s just doing it from your heart. I think that parenting doesn’t come with a manual and there are so many times we mess up and there are so many times we may not do the right thing.

But coming from the heart and doing it with love trumps everything with parenting. You can’t really mess up if you’re doing it all from your heart. That’s kind of where – kind of with life too.

So I didn’t know where I was going. Well, I guess I was planning on just talking about consistency trumping perfection. But I don’t know. Somehow I got on love a little bit and love trumps everything too.

So I guess consistently leading from your heart, consistently having love, compassion, gratitude, all those beautiful things. You can have a good life, which it doesn’t have to be perfect.

All right. Have a beautiful day out there. We will see you on the next episode. Peace!


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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

So yes, it does cost money to run this podcast, we do not charge you anything, we don’t throw in commercials or anything like that, it really is, it’s funded by our business and by our other podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. And for me, I’m just eternally grateful for this opportunity because it’s allowed me to really create the life that I love to live.

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Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

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