5 Ways to Develop Self-Discipline

Any level of great success requires focus that can’t be broken, routine that becomes second nature, and commitment that prioritizes your goals right up there with the things that are most important to you. That means that running your business and accomplishing those big goals you’ve set for yourself will require an extreme amount of self-discipline.

Mastering self-discipline is something that most people learn in the trenches of struggling for something they really want. It’s never learned when things come easy.

But are there ways you can develop self-discipline before things ever get tough? Absolutely.

Here are 5 ways you can develop self-discipline so that you’re able to see your vision through to the finish line.

Work out and eat healthy.

Working out and consuming a healthy diet are great ways to develop self-discipline. Doing this requires you to establish a routine that—when you stick to it long enough—becomes second nature. You can...

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5 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating & Start Your Business Now

It’s August now, so that means that next week it will be Christmas and then the day after that it will be the first day of 2020. My God, where did the time go?

If you’re the type who sets New Year’s resolutions, you better start thinking about what ‘new you’ you want to be for the new year and creating a plan of how you’ll get there. I’m not a resolution maker, because—obviously—I like to change things when I notice that they need to be changed and I strive to accomplish new goals throughout the year. Thus, my 66 Days of Bold Action Challenge.

If starting a business is something you’ve been thinking about doing but haven’t done yet, I’m going to try to convince you right here, right now that you should start your business now rather than waiting.

So here are 5 reasons you should start your business now:

It’s never been easier to start a business.

With the ability to start a business or a side hustle on...

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Perfectionism Is a Trap

In yesterday’s episode of my podcast, Master Your Mission, I talked about how misplaced ambition can lead to depression. Here’s a link to that episode if you’d like to listen.

 One of the ways misplaced ambition can lead to depression is when it is tied to perfectionism. First, let me explain what perfectionism is.

Perfectionism, as defined by Google Dictionary, is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. 

That may not sound so bad at first, but when perfection becomes the standard, it gets dangerous to your success and to your mental health.

In thinking of perfection, some rather obvious, but hard to answer, questions come to mind. What exactly is perfection and how does one achieve it? Is it a certain number of likes on social media? Is it making a certain amount of money or having a specific number of children in life? 

Perfection is really subjective. What’s perfect to you may not be perfect to me. And unfortunately, most...

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5 Benefits of Having a Life Coach

I’m a Life Coach, and I’ll be the first to admit that most people aren’t real clear about what a Life Coach is. Most of my friends think of Iyanla Vanzant when they think of a Life Coach, and while she’s a great representation of Life Coaches, I usually have to explain that there are different types of Life Coaches out there.

According to Google Dictionary, a Life Coach is a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. A Life Coach is professionally trained to help you maximize your potential in life or business and reach a desired outcome.

Life Coaches usually specialize in a certain niche. For instance, a divorced mother who wants to get back out into the dating pool might hire a Life Coach who specializes in helping women like her build up their confidence and date more. 

A Life Coach is different from a Therapist in that therapists usually help you resolve issues from your past in order to...

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You Are What You Believe

For years I wanted to lift weights and build a muscular physique, but it wasn’t until 2008—around the age of 30—that I tried. Since I was a kid I had been athletic, but I had also been skinny all my life. In 2008 I was still super skinny, and when I say super skinny, I mean Snoop Dogg in Baby Boy with that baggy wife beater on skinny.

In fact, I look back at pictures of myself around that time and I think I looked ridiculous because I was so freaking skinny. And I always thought that was just how I was built. I thought that I was just naturally skinny and there was really nothing I could do about it—it’s just who I was.

That year, 2008, I decided I would start lifting weights. It was my shot in the dark at finally getting bigger and having the muscular physique I always wanted. And to clarify, my sole purpose for working out at the time was to beef up and build muscle, not to go to the gym for my health (as crazy as that is). 

I began to research...

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Freddy Krueger Might Not Be Real, But Fear Is

Fear can be kind of like a bad horror movie. You know, the ones where the lady is running from the killer, through the woods, only to trip and fall, or she jumps into a car, fumbles with the keys and then the car won’t start.

In horror movies like that the characters struggle through the story for two whole hours, fighting off the killer at every turn. Some of the characters don’t make it, but there’s always that one or two who do.

By the end of the movie, they’re bruised and battered and most certainly, traumatized by what they’ve been through. Then they have that one last fight to the death with the killer, and it’s the most intense yet. 

They hit him over the head with a lamp, but he’s still coming for them. They stab him in the leg with a butcher knife, but he gets up and keeps coming. They push him over the third floor railing, and he may be weak now, but he’s still trying to kill them. Then they douse him with gasoline...

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TGIF (The Goal is Freedom)

I spend a lot of time thinking about what my ultimate goal in life is. What is all of this for? The early mornings and late nights I spend building my business, the energy I spend chasing whatever dream I have at the moment, the things I’ve sacrificed in the name of fulfillment—what is it ultimately for?

The one word that always comes to mind when I ask myself those questions is FREEDOM. I do what I do because what I ultimately want in life is freedom.

For me, freedom means that my mind, my body, and my soul are in alignment and at peace. It means that I am mentally and physically healthy and that I am able to treat that health as a priority without fear of ridicule or judgement—particularly my mental health.

Freedom means that I wake up every day single day, excited about what I do for a living, with a sense of fulfillment and purpose, knowing without a doubt that I am able to provide for the family that I’ll have someday. It means that I don’t have to...

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Is What You're Willing To Risk on Your Dream Equal to Your Desired Reward?

What are you willing to risk for your dream? A little time? A little effort? Maybe 5 or 10 minutes a day? A few thoughts here and there about how you might get started sometime soon? Maybe a conversation with a friend about how you’re thinking about going for it one day?

I have a question for you that might hit kind of hard, depending on your expectations. Is what you’re willing to risk for your dreams equivalent to the reward you expect to get from them?

If you’ve never thought about that, it’s something you should seriously consider. If you are not willing to take big risks, you can’t expect big rewards.

I’m not much of a gambler in the literal sense. I occasionally buy a lotto ticket, but I’m not much fun in a Casino. I’ll sit on a penny machine, bored out of my mind for all of five minutes, because I’m not willing to risk much money hoping to win. 

In those instances, I don’t expect to win so I don’t risk...

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66 Days of Positive Thinking?

As you may very well know, today marked day one of my 66 Days of Bold Action Challenge. I have a great tribe of Goal Getters who are all in the Challenge pushing themselves to accomplish a major goal they have.

And today, I pushed myself way outside of my comfort zone and introduced myself to 3 new people. Here’s a picture for proof!


So one thing that I know from the first time that I did this Challenge, is that every day won’t be easy. It will most certainly get difficult to stay motivated to keep going. 

Keeping the right mindset and thinking positive thoughts is crucial to getting through this Challenge. And when things aren’t going exactly as you would want them to go, that’s when you need to be positive the most.

As I always say, positivity is a choice—which means, so is negativity. You have to actively choose to think positive thoughts, which takes a ton of effort.

To help you choose positive thoughts, I thought we could revisit...

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Deciding On Which Goal You Should Focus 


I’m so excited! Tomorrow is the first day of my new 66 Days of Bold Action Challenge. I’ve got a great group of people who have joined and are ready to take action every day toward a goal they have, so we’ll all be working really hard toward something that’s incredibly important to each of us.

My action during the challenge is to introduce myself to a new person every day for the entire 66 days. My goal is to become better at approaching people and talking to them about my business. It’s bold, it’s scary, and I know that it will make me a better entrepreneur and a better person.

Ambitious people have a lot of goals in life and in business. You can’t fault us for that. So because some of us ambitious folks might struggle when trying to decide which goals to focus on first, I want to share how I came up with the goals and actions I considered for myself for this Challenge.

As I thought about this, I considered which of my goals would...

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