Wed, 13 November 2013
What if there was a way to cut through the fluff, the chaos, confusion, and just flat out fix your business? Well, there is.
Today, I'll explain how you can stop worrying, start living, and learned to love discipline. By the time were done, you will have discovered:
Conferences where I will be attending and/or speaking:
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If what you are saying does not impart grace to the people listening, it's better to be silent.
We can do terrible damage with what we say, or we can bring life. Speak only life, and watch what happens.
Feature Segment: 5 Ways Discipline Will Make You Rich
Wikipedia says “Discipline is a course of actions leading to a greater goal than the satisfaction of the immediate. A disciplined person is one that has established a goal and is willing to achieve that goal at the expense of his or her immediate comfort.”
Add this book to your list of must-reads: The Ultimate Sales Machine, by Chet Holmes.
If you haven’t read it, move it to the top of your list.
If you have read it and haven’t yet implemented every single strategy inside its covers, read it now. Again.
Probably my favorite passage from Chet’s masterful business work is one that most people read without understanding its import. In the early pages of the book, Chet points out that most people will read his book, agree with its precepts, and still not do them. He says this is the “reverse psychology” section of the book, in which he attempts to prod the reader into doing what needs to be done. In Chet’s words, “I’m goading you into applying a powerful force for creating success from what you’re going to learn… and that force, my friends, is pigheaded discipline and determination.”
Pigheaded discipline is the subject of this post for very good, and simple, reason. That reason being the fact that this is the most-lacked skill in over 90% of entrepreneurs. In my experience, what stands in our way, what holds us back from our potential, is usually not some external force (such as competition or marketplace conditions)-it is, rather, our own inability to say no to the things that distract us from our most profitable activities, and our continued inability to say yes only to those activities that produce the results we seek.
It is as if the world conspires against us to lead us down this path to destruction. Most of our peers, and certainly most of our employees, are happy to tell us what we should be spending our time on-and almost without fail their advice is dead wrong. It usually doesn’t come packaged as advice, by the way – it usually comes packaged as a meeting… a phone call… a personal plea… or some kind of interpersonal conflict. None of which are, perhaps, designed to take us off target- but all of which inevitably do.
Guard your heart carefully, eternal entrepreneur, and focus only on the things that expand the kingdom. Employ pigheaded discipline.
There are at least five ways cultivating more discipline will make you rich:
What To Do Now
Here's how you put these five points to work right now, starting today.
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