Thought for the Day | Cadbury Egg Shrank – I knew it!
Consistent. Thought for the day: Consistent.
Shrinkage. Lol, seriously folks, Easter is this weekend and our favorite Cadbury Egg elves are trying to pull one over on us and have been the passed few years. Cadbury creme eggs have been consistent & my favorite since childhood, so I had to check this out! Truth revealed!
A bit disappointing, isn’t it? Cadburys’ shifted it’s egg about the same time the economy blew up, they’ve suffered too. Sad things is, though we’re paying the same, the profit margin on those is most likely no more than before, their expenses in ingredients just went up. They did what they had to, to stay alive, be on the map and be consistent.
You may find yourself also disappointed in life’s rewards for your efforts lately. Or maybe they seem to have gotten smaller.
In this economy, all of us are forced to work harder, more consistent for what seems a smaller reward.
Yet, you know what many have found? The greater the risk, staying consistent – the greater the reward! And in creative endeavors – so much of the reward is embedded in the very process. It’s the same in Social Media Branding – you may be signing in to “work” and check your Twitter account to keep your business alive on that end – and find sincere compliments on how you’ve served your customers. Or maybe one of your collectors/peers have lent a helpful eye in a struggling project. A consistent pattern is starting to emerge though – yes best effort is key but not so much that it overshadows consistency. Consistency breathes confidence into whatever is taking your energy. Work harder and work smarter.
Those at the top of your fields no matter what – have determined that staying consistent weeds out the competition.
First task, fill your thoughts with motivation, inspirational stories, be with those who have your best interest. Make this a consistent habit. You cannot do powerful things if the company you keep does not believe in you or those smart goals of yours. Life is too short to be held back by such negative thoughts. I see far too many individuals and businesses out there go for the long shots and “pop” of traffic here & there, and then go MIA the next week, month. This is a consistent marathon, not a sprint. Think of it as a large snowball, each pass is a consistent layer. With each turn the ball grows steady, strong and even – no weak spots. One pass of a ton of snow equals nothing if the pattern does not stay consistent. Each layer doesn’t have to be large – just consistent. Before you know it, you’ll have momentum on your side, directing downhill. Stay consistent in the game, stay on the map – that goes for your personal goals, professional smart goals and Social Media Branding. Treat it as consistent as breathing and you’ll grow.
The graph is simply to illustrate how consistent blog posts, tweets, videos and sharing all of it on the net have brought steady traffic viewers to the site. My Art endeavors are here today because years of dedication and consistent effort went into it. And today, I got to see more Social Media Branding pay off: not only traffic to this website but now I’m being contacted by advertisers who wish to pay have ads on the site. It took consistent work for 9 months, but it’s all paying off and can for you too. Stay the course, stay consistent and open new doors for your success!