You know the actors who blow up and seem to come out of nowhere one day?
You’ve never heard of them before, and now, you can’t not hear about them everywhere you turn?
Most of them are what we call the ten-year, overnight success.
You might have just seen them for the first time in that rom com, but they’ve been kicking around and showing up to auditions, and acting classes, and booking parts you don’t remember for the last ten years.
But, since you can’t see the behind-the-scenes, it just seems like they’re everywhere all at once out of nowhere. When really, behind-the-scenes they’ve been consistently showing up and playing full out until their actions compounded into ‘overnight’ success. Before they got results, before they’re a ‘star’.
Lucky for you and me, it doesn’t take ten years to become an ‘overnight success’ in business, but I betcha all the entrepreneurs you look up to online who seem to have come out of nowhere and taken the online space have been following a similar path: showing up and taking action day after day even when people aren’t paying attention and playing the consistency game BEFORE the big income months came rolling in.
The good news about all this? There’s a simple, replicable process for blowing up and becoming an overnight success that you’re completely capable of (and doesn’t require complicated strategy or hustling hard and burning out).
It’s all about choosing consistent actions that work for you and your business and making that commitment to go all-in and stick with them, consistently, BEFORE the results start showing up.
If you’re thinking “OK, Kim, I hear you and everyone else on the internet screaming consistency... But, I have a really hard time with this.”
I hear you. Consistency isn’t revelatory but it sure can kick up some dirt, so let’s check in together.
Some questions to get curious about:
What's the story you have around showing up consistently?
Do you *want* what’s on the other side of consistent action?
Is there something you’re worried will happen or go away (like your free time, or having to serve clients at a higher level) if you commit to consistent action? Or another way of asking this, how does being inconsistent keep you safe?
Are you clear on what consistency looks like for you in your business? (This is a BIG one for many of my clients. A loving reminder that your consistency will most likely look very different than someone else’s consistency.)
Here’s one thing I know for sure: no one is lazy or incapable of being consistent. But, you might choose (subconsciously, of course) ‘lazy’ or inconsistent action (or no action at all) because on some level it serves you more to tap out.
Maybe there’s something out of alignment in terms of what you’re showing up for...and you don’t really want the result on the other side of consistent action.
Maybe there’s no clarity around the type of action you need to take to move your business forward, and it feels confusing and hard every time you start.
Maybe there’s some human fear that you won’t have a life or everyone will hate you if you make a ton of money...you know, the cash results showing up consistently.
Maybe you don’t actually believe your consistent action will bring you the consistent clients and cash results you crave.
This is just evidence of being human with a human brain that’s spewing lies telling you, “Danger! Stay safe!! Don’t show up consistently because then bad things will happen.”
The good news? The powerful, magical, wonderful thing about your brain is it’s malleable. Meaning you’re not stuck, this isn’t your truth, you can change your story anytime you decide.
This also means you’re not someone who’s lazy or can’t be consistent because that’s not a thing.
It means you can shift your mindset and thinking and are completely capable of consistent action and creating all the epic business results like getting and staying fully booked that are on the other side.
Because consistent action isn’t something you start once you’re a star, on the big screen, or making those five and six-figure cash months, it’s the kind of action you commit to showing up for BEFORE any of those results that makes them possible.