EP104 Why “Consistent” is the Best Compliment to Receive
In this episode, we talk about the un-sexiness of personal growth and exactly the type of dedication it takes to get there.
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. And today we’re talking about the most important thing to achieve growth in your life. Whatever area of your life you’re looking to grow in, this one thing is – it’s it. It’s what it’s all about. Whether it’s something that you’re looking to grow your spiritual practice, whether you’re looking to become a little bit fitter, maybe lose 10 pounds and hold that 10 pounds off.
Whether you’re looking to clean up your diet or start an exercise program, to become more fit, whether you’re looking to get a promotion with a job. Whatever type of growth, whether you’re looking to just have a better relationship with your spouse.
So that’s the type of growth that I’m referring to, like growing as a human being, growing and really focusing on something with growth. A lot of times we think that there’s going to be this big, sexy – like this piece to growth or this change that we need to make that is really going to be fun and what not. It’s kind of disappointing because the most important piece for you to grow with anything you’re doing is consistency, right?
If someone was to say to you, they’re like, “You know, I just want to share with you that there’s a feature that I’ve noticed in you,” and you’re like, “Oh, wow! Somebody like noticed a feature in me,” and it’s a feature that I really admire in you. You’re so good at this and you’re sitting at the edge of your seat, right? You’re excited and you want to hear about this feature and they’re like, “You are the most consistent person.”
It’s like deflating, right? It’s not the most sexy thing in the world. But it’s the thing that is going to help you to make longstanding and achieve longstanding growth and change in your life.
A lot of times, I will have people that will comment that, “Keith, you’re really comfortable talking in front of people. You’re really comfortable leading people,” and I’m 39 years old. I’ve been doing this for 25 years.
That’s not sexy. The reason that I’m good at it is I’ve been doing it for 25 years. If you’ve been doing something – if I had been doing this for 25 years and I wasn’t good at it, then I would be in the wrong profession. I would need to find something else to do, right?
But yeah, I – when I was all through high school and even prior to high school, I was the quarterback on our football team and that’s a leadership position. It’s a position where you’re running an offense of 11 men.
So right from a young age, I was put into a leadership position and then when I was 18 years old, I – so from the time I was 14 to like 18, I had worked as a bar back and then a bartender and then a waiter. When I was 18 years old, I got put into a management leadership position running weddings.
So I would be in charge of a wait staff and talking with the bride and groom and the DJ and all that. So I got tons of leadership experience there and then went out and started on my entrepreneurial journey and started a bunch of different businesses, had anywhere from 1 to 35 employees with different companies that I’ve worked with and then eventually getting into the work that I’m doing now, this podcast, the – I lead a team of over 30,000 people now. So it’s something that I’ve built up to this point and it has been through doing the same things over and over and over again.
One of the things that I’ve learned with this law of growth, so growth, and then really honing in, like how do we grow, this law of consistency, is that it’s not the big, sexy things that people might see at the end, right?
Like, somebody might see this podcast and you’ve never met spoken before. You’ve never led anyone before. You’ve never done any of that and you’re like, “Oh, man! I should just start a podcast and do it.” Like, that’s the sexy piece. The unsexy piece is you don’t see the work that has gone on for the last 25 years to get to this point.
With the law of growth, what I have learned in the law of consistency is simplicity works if it’s really simple and it’s just something that you do over and over and over again. That’s where you’re going to have the biggest contribution and that’s where you’re going to be able to help the most amount of people.
So whatever change you’re looking to do, like even – like let’s look at the – if you were to take a year’s time from now, figure out one or two things that you would like to really grow at. And then what are the simple things that you can do over time?
Maybe you’re looking to be healthier and fitter. Well, you can do two simple things. You can work out for a half hour a day and then you can change your diet a little bit.
You can’t do it all in one day. You can’t eat like crap all week and then say, “I’m going to do – on Sunday, I’m going to do six hours of working out and I’m going to eat the healthiest I can possibly eat, like double as healthy. So I can make up for the other six days, right?”
The law of consistency says that we don’t have to do a lot. We just have to do simple things and we have to do it over and over and over and over again. But usually, we will have these New Year’s resolutions or we will have these things that we want to grow through, these changes that we want to make, and we come out gangbusters and we’re going and we’re good. We’re putting in all this time. We’re putting in all this effort. We’re putting in all this energy and we burn ourselves out.
The most important thing to understand and to keep at the forefront of your mind is in order to grow, you need to be consistent.
All right. There you have it. Have a beautiful, beautiful day and I will see you on the next episode. Peace!
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