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7 Self-Discipline Tips That Will Help You In Business

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What are the qualities of a disciplined person? How can self-discipline help you in business? How to know if you have self-discipline? To put it simply, self-discipline is all about willpower, but to really be in control of yourself, you will need to learn many new habits.

The characteristics of a disciplined person include such things as determination, being hardworking, organizational skills, and so on. 

Here are the seven self-discipline tips that will help you in business:

1. Understand Your Weaknesses

First and foremost, you need to understand your weaknesses. You might know what your strengths are as well as your talents, but if you don’t know your weaknesses, you won’t be able to direct your efforts correctly and either get rid of your weaknesses or find a way to transform them into something positive.

To understand your weaknesses, try to test yourself in different situations. For example, when you are working on a particular project with your team, analyze which parts of the projects you are not performing as well in as you would like to. These will probably be the aspects you need to work on because these are your weaknesses.

2. Create a Plan and Follow It

The second thing you should do is create a plan and follow it. But first, you will need to set yourself achievable goals that will motivate your plan of action. For example, you want to become a more responsible person and stop looking for excuses that lead to procrastination. To do this, you will need to improve your willpower with the help of a lot of practice.

Once you have this aim in mind, you can create a step-by-step plan for yourself with the details of what you will be doing to improve your willpower and become a more responsible person in the end. 

3. Improve Your Willpower and Self-Discipline

Now, once you have a plan ready, you will need to improve your willpower and in turn, your self-discipline. Even if you didn’t set willpower improvement as one of your aims, you need to realize that it is one of the most important steps on your way to better self-discipline.

There is no one way to train your willpower except for taking baby steps and improving what you already have. Even a person with very poor willpower can be trained to become very self-disciplined if it is done gradually. If you know that you won’t be able to do it on your own, make sure to have a friend or a colleague help you on your way.

“All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you.” – The Rock

4. Get Rid of Temptations and Distractions

Temptations and distractions will not only reduce your productivity, but they will also make your road to self-discipline much harder. This is why you want to get rid of all the possible temptations and distractions that could potentially prevent you from reaching your aim as quickly as possible.

5. Keep Your Habits Consistent

One of the easiest ways to lose your direction is by doing everything sporadically. Even if you have a clear goal in mind, you might find it difficult to work towards it if you are not organized enough. This is why you need to develop habits in yourself and keep them consistent by sticking to them no matter what.

In fact, you could even set up a daily, weekly, or monthly plan for yourself detailing what you will be doing and when (at what time and how often). 

6. Reward Yourself for Your Achievements

Though being self-disciplined is all about being stricter with yourself, it’s important that you take a step back sometimes and give yourself a break. Moreover, when you have an achievement worth celebrating, don’t hesitate to reward yourself for the milestone you have reached.

For example, if you and your team have made an important new discovery about your business performance or you have exceeded the monthly quota and made several times more sales than you should have, you probably should give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate it with your team in some way.

“Self-discipline is a key to many doors. Not least of which is one that leads to a better, stronger, and healthier version of yourself.” – Zero Dean

7. Forgive Yourself and Learn from Mistakes

Last but not least, you should always remember that nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. But this doesn’t mean that you need to worry about these mistakes at all times. Instead, you need to find a way to forgive yourself and learn from the mistakes you have made in the past.

Final Thoughts

To sum up, if you want to be a disciplined person, you need to develop certain characteristics and build habits that will improve your willpower. Only when you have built these habits and improved your willpower will you be able to become a more self-disciplined person.

Then, you can use your new skills to improve your business strategy and benefit from it. Use the tips in this article to create your plan of action and become a more self-disciplined person.

Which self-discipline tip in the article resonated most with you and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

John Edwards is a writing specialist who works at The Writing Judge and Pick The Writer. He is looking for ways of self-development in the field of writing and blogging. New horizons in his beloved business always attract with their varieties of opportunities. Therefore, it is so important for him to do the writing.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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