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How to unleash the power of consistency even if you haven't been

April 14, 2020 Dr. Una Episode 31
The EntreMD Podcast
How to unleash the power of consistency even if you haven't been
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The EntreMD Podcast
How to unleash the power of consistency even if you haven't been
Apr 14, 2020 Episode 31
Dr. Una

In this episode of the EntreMD Podcast, I show you how to become consistent at the things that will make you successful as an entrepreneur. This is for you especially if you have hard a hard time being consistent in the past.

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In this episode of the EntreMD Podcast, I show you how to become consistent at the things that will make you successful as an entrepreneur. This is for you especially if you have hard a hard time being consistent in the past.

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Also, I would really love it if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Your glowing reviews help other people find my podcast and I love reading them. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you.

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Links mentioned in this episode:

Free Telemedicine Masterclass with Dr. Una 
EntreMD Live 06/13/20 in Atlanta, GA.
Freedom Formula Masterclass - 12 week masterclass 
Remember to use the discount code "PODCAST" to get 50% off.

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Hi, dogs. Welcome to the entree Envy Podcast where it is all about helping amazing physicians. Just like you embrace entrepreneurship so you can have the freedom to live life and practice medicine on your terms. I'm your host, Dr Una. What an amazing day to be alive. Welcome back to the entree, Andy. Podcasts as always. I'm happy that you are here with me love talking with you. And today we're gonna be looking at something so important, so, so, so important. And that is how to unleash the power of consistency. Especially if you haven't been. Now, you know how I work. This is a no judge zone, so maybe they're things that you're supposed to be doing that you haven't been doing. Things you're supposed to be consistent with. That you haven't been. Maybe even made promises to yourself before and you had a support system before, and you still you messed it up in your mind. Mess it up. I want you to see this as another brand new opportunity, and I want you to dig in. I don't want you to go listening to this with any kind of guilt or any kind of Yeah, that's me. I'm always doing that. I want you to get inspired on. I want you to be part of a community and we will make this happen. Consistency becomes your new thing. Okay, So before we get into this, I want to tell you about the freedom formula masterclass, And that is the sponsor for this episode of the entree Andy Podcast. And in this season, we find ourselves in. I am committed to see physicians thrive in spite of everything that's going on. This is our time. And this is our time to pivot, to innovate, to make our businesses better, maybe even to start a business to skill, a business. This is our time. And what the freedom formula will give you amongst many other things is it will give you 12 weeks where you have the coaching that you need. So you have the direction you have the community. So you're not alone. You're with the community of fellow physician entrepreneurs who are committed to thriving on. Do you have the account of ability, which is so important because most of the time we know what to dio. We just don't do it. And my gift to you as a faithful listener is in this time as my way of giving to support the physician entrepreneur community. You can get the freedom formula masterclass at 50% of the usual investment, right? 50%. So the coupon code you are going to use is podcast. It is not case sensitive. It's podcast. So go check it out on trey. M d dot com slash freedom. OK, all right. And now to the episode. So it is my belief that there are a number of businesses that will disappear after this pandemic because that clients just really won't remember them because he didn't show up. They didn't re child. They weren't consistence. They were heard, so they just forgot. And I think that because I think the changes that are happening are so drastic. You know what I mean? People who usedto goto work and are working from home. People used to send their kids to school now their homeschooling, them people. You always used to go to the doctor's office. Now they didn't telemedicine visits, like is such drastic. You know, we used to go to a restaurant twice a week, and now we can't were cooking at home is so drastic that the only way to stay top of mind is for you to be in the middle of all these things that are going on as opposed to disappearing. So a lot have retreated. They're no longer communicating, they're no longer serving their clients. And I think that's really risky. So consistency is really important, and we're gonna look at how to pull that off. Okay. All right. So let's go now. First of all, I want to show you how powerful consistency is because a lot of things that are really great that could happen to us. And for us, it's almost a Ziff. They're kind of sitting on the sidelines waiting to see if we really mean it, right? Like if we're really gonna be consistent, if we're really gonna, you know, kind of be like a bulldog, hold on to the bone and not let go. So I read this story a few years ago about the Chinese bamboo tree, and you know, it's just a story that stuck in my head because it shows us like this is what consistency conducive for you. So they say the remarkable thing about this tree is that it takes five years. Five whole years for a team emerged from the ground. So you plant a seed. It takes five years for it to even break the ground. But when it sprouts, it grows rapidly in five weeks, toe height of over 80 feet as long as the tree was well nurtured. So that's the kicker. So it has the potential to grow to 80 feet, But it's not gonna happen. The first few days is not gonna happen in the first few months is not even gonna happen in the first few years. But when it does start to grow Oh, boy, does it grow and it's the same thing with our businesses. I tell people, if you are looking for a coach to work for, work with and you want a get rich quick kind of scheme, I'm not your person because the things that are valuable life, they don't just don't happen that way, Right? You can graduate from medical school in one month. You can't have a baby in two weeks like these things take time. Okay, so if you would nurture a bamboo tree for five years, you could have 80 feet, you know? And you might be going like Dr Una. Um, I'm not a tree. How in the world does this apply to me? The cost of does apply to you. But I also watched an interview that the one of the greatest greats in basketball, Kobe Bryant. You know, he was talking about how he became who he waas and what that journey was like. And I found it so fascinating. I hadn't heard that part of him. I thought he was born great. Okay. And sometimes we see entrepreneurs they like, Oh, my gosh. You speak so well on video. You're a natural. No. Ah. Lot of times, people had toe work their tails off for a while to become quote unquote natural. Which means if they did it, you can do it too. All right, So his dad was ah was a basketball player, had been in the MBA for about eight years and then ended his career in Italy. So played the last few years about six years or so in Italy. So, you know, Kobe Bryant did some growing up in Italy, and then in the summer of 1991 they moved back, and at this time he was in. I want to say he was in high school at the time, OK? And you know his His dad is an N b A player. He had played some basketball, but of course in Italy, you know, he played soccer because that's the basketball of Italy. And so he came and he went for a summer camp and he played with some of the most talented people in the country. And in that game, he did not score a single point. I needed to imagine that not one point nothing. No jumper, no layup, no free throw. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Okay. And his reaction was kind of the reaction a lot of us have. So you tried something in business. You tried and, you know, you opened up the practice and nobody came or you launched a product and nobody bought it. And, you know, you're like a my even an entrepreneur. Like, what am I doing? So he spent that entire summer frustrated, going like, you know, basketball for me. If I'm really such a great player, how could I not even score a single point? I have no talent on all of this stuff. Okay? Unfortunately for him, he went. He read about Michael Jordan. He learned how Michael Jordan as well was cut from his high school basketball team but didn't quit. And that's why I love reading autobiographies. Because it shows you that people are people are successful. People are just like everybody else, right? So here's Kobe Bryant the great who had a game. A new score. Single point. Here's Michael Jordan, who got cut from his high school basketball team. Okay, but the important thing is they didn't quit. They stayed consistent. Okay, so what it Kobe Bryant decides to do after that? So this was middle school when this happened. So in high school, he got to the gym every day by five. I need you to think of the average high schooler. Okay, but Kobe Bryant got to the gym every day of five. Wouldn't leave his afternoon practice after up till seven PM he played one on one games with everybody who seemed to be a more talented than him because he used them to build his skill and he kept at it. He kept at it that by the time he was done over a six year period. He was drafted 13th overall to the N B A. And he didn't stop there. Of course, right. We know his consistency went through the roof and he became the Kobe Bryants we know and love. So it's not about talent is not about being great. It's about being consistent. And if you are consistent, your consistency will make you great. Okay. So I want you to commit to consistency. Even if you're not the smartest. You're not the most talented. You're not the most connected. You don't have the best connections and stuff like that. It doesn't matter if you will be consistent. And you know what? Somebody here maybe thinking like, Well, what if I put all this consistency in a business and that's not the business I should be doing? I'm so glad I thought of that question because because of this, if you don't think what you're doing is what you shouldn't first of all, maybe she just, you know, work with a coach and work that out and, you know, create a roadmap and do all that kind of stuff. But if the business you're in is the business you're in. I want you to give it your 100% because the skills that you learn are transferrable. So let's say you learn to become great at marketing. Great at speaking, great at networking, great at referral systems and all of that stuff. And you did all that And that business wasn't the business. When you go to the business, guess what you're going to mastery at speaking, mastery at referral systems, mastery at marketing. So you're not starting from ground zero. You're going from stepping stone to stepping stone. So the business you're in right now give it your 100%. Okay, So, consistency. All right. And if you really like No, I'm really sure something's wrong with this work with a coach, but okay. All right. So give it your all, and you have to give it consistency. All right? So if you worked out sometime, he wouldn't be Kobe Bryant. If the bamboo tree got watered, sometimes it wouldn't grow to 80 feet after five years. So you need to be consistent. All right. So let me give you let me give you two big strategies for consistency. Okay? The first thing is forget motivation forget it. Half the times when I ask people. Why do you do this? I didn't feel like I didn't feel motivated in Philly. Inspired. I didn't. You know, I I'm like, forget it. Forget about motivation. People don't do things consistently because they're motivated. People do things consistently because they are disciplined. Now, this is what discipline means. Discipline is doing what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Okay, doing what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. And I will tell you something. You, my friend, have discipline. Okay, if you work a job, you goto work where you should go toe work, whether you feel like it or not, right? That's what happens if your appearance you are disciplined because you take care of your kids when you should take care of your kids, whether you feel like it or not. Right now, we just have to apply this to our businesses as well. Ok, so I think you should make a poster and put it up here room. I forget motivation. I'm not motivated. I'm disciplined. Okay. You have to say you're not motivated, but you get my point. So forget depending on motivation. You don't do what you should dio, because you're motivated. You do it because you're disciplined. So if it's time to go talk to clients, you go talk to them. It's It's time to go speak on stage. You do that. If it's time to do a Facebook live, you do that. If it's time to go for a networking event, you do that. If it's time to have that tough meeting with your staff, you do it because you're disciplined. Okay, this second theme is create your own motivation. You're like Dr Una. You just said, Forget about motivation. Yes, because you're going to do what you should do when you should do when they feel like it or not. However, motivation will help. But I think it was executor that said, you know, motivation expires every day, every day, just like the shower. You don't say I showered two weeks ago. Okay, so this is what I do to create my own motivation. I created a system, all right, so I listened to a podcast every day and I listened to a podcast every day because they're people who are doing bigger, better things than I am. And they're still working hard. So I walk away from that going like I have no excuse. I have no excuse. All right, so it sets me on fire and guess what? It wears off every day. So I listened to a podcast every day. That's what I dio. I'll tell you this. You know, if you an avid listener to the podcast, you would have heard me talk about Automobile University. I did have to rephrase that. Especially now people aren't driving as much with all those social distancing. And Colvin 19. So now I call it Downtime University. OK, so what's downtime University that's using your down time where you don't need your mind is not actively engaged. And you can use that to educate yourself. So, for instance, when you're taking a shower, right, you're not reading a book or on a phone call or anything like that. Put a podcast later, play while you're dressing up. Let the podcast play. If you're doing laundry, that the podcast play. If you're just taking a walk, let the podcast play, you know, except you you know you're taking the walk to decongest. But you see what I'm saying? Like that downtime your cooking, you know, let it play, you know, stuff like that. So I listened to a podcast every day because it keeps me motivated. The second thing I do, I read autobiographies. I love autobiographies because when you look at people on social media Facebook, the graham, all of that they look perfect. When you read autobiographies to get the good, the bad, the ugly And it's a reminder that there is nothing wrong with you. The challenges you're facing, they are common to entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with you and is so reassuring is so inspiring. So I read autobiographies. I work with a coach and I work with a coach because I have that accountability I have to I can't just sit and not do anything. And plus, when you pay a coach, you kind of want your return on investment. It kind of helps you really work. But anyway But I work with a coach, right? And the other things I do is I put people who are further along than me in their journey. Has entrepreneur I put them in my tribe intentionally. They are a reminder to me that I can't settle their my reminder that I haven't arrived there. My reminder. Not in a bad way. Like I feel bad when I'm with them. But they inspire me because I'm like, if that person is waking up that early, If that person is working that hard, if that person is still, you know knows their numbers and all the stuff I have no excuse, no excuse. And so, between the podcast autobiographies the tribe that I built for myself in my coach, I stay motivated, I say motivated. Okay. So how do you unleash the power of consistency? By forgetting motivation? I'm focusing on discipline. So even if you don't feel like doing stuff, you do it. Okay? The second thing you do is create motivation, so you stay inspired at on fire. But you're not dependent on that to do stuff. It just makes it easier to do it. All right. So I'll tell you what I told my patients. I'm like, Hey, guy. I mean, you have five A's and one B. What you're telling me is that you're a straight a student Maybe you just need to work hard on that. Be like I'll try, Doctor, You know, I'm like, don't try Nike style. Just do it. Okay, So that's what I'm gonna tell you. Those things, you know, you should dio to make your business grow. Just do it. Okay. All right. It is the boring stuff that makes business successful. So I want to invite you to be consistent with the boring stuff. All right, So thank you so much for listening and go be consistent on one thing I want you to do one of the best ways to learn is to teach. So take what you got from this podcast. Go to your Social Media Channel and teach something about it. What you got out of it? Tag me on trendy a look out for it and go be consistent. Okay. All right. Thank you so much for listening. And I will see you on the very next episode. If you love this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe, share and review it on iTunes as you go about your week. Remember, you're not just in MD urine on Trey. Andy, Don't forget to tune in next week for another great episode. Until next time