In order your grow your biz, you have to have discipline and commitment to yourself and your business. I’m not saying that you have to be working in and on your business all hours of the day and eventually dive head first into burnout. I’m also not saying that you can only work 2 hours a day and magically make 6 figures. Both of those trains of thought are complete bull$h*t.
But there is a happy medium. And you, as a business owner, get to decide what that happy medium looks like for you. Regardless of what it looks like, you have to remain disciplined and committed enough to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Change the meaning of discipline.
The meaning of discipline needs to be more of like being a disciple to yourself. What are you committing to? This is not about a commitment to anybody else. It is about committing to you and your goals, your dreams, your growth, your passion, and your visions. How can you be a disciple to yourself, and what does that look like? I want to challenge you to think about that.
How I’m applying discipline and commitment in my own life.
I realized that in order for me to be this discipline and to commit to myself, I really don’t thrive on habits or routines. However, there are obviously certain routines in my life every single day. We all have habits. If you’ve read the book “Atomic Habits”, then you know walking into the bathroom and flipping the light switch on is a habit.
I may not thrive in routine, but I’m very task oriented. So I am committed and giving myself the discipline to create my top 5 list every day. I do it every night for the next day. If it’s a non-negotiable, those top 5 have to get done.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had some trial and error with it. Because some days I over-commit to my top 5. When I’m blocked with calls all day, I can’t get big projects done. So on those days, I have to remember to commit to just smaller things.
Part of establishing more commitment in your business is to stop over-committing.
This is truly another huge part of a growth mindset. You need to:
- Stop over-committing.
- Look at your schedule and be realistic about it.
- Decide what you can truly commit to and what can’t commit to.
- Put a plan in place to make it happen.
Discipline and commitment mean asking yourself this question, “What is your plan for growth?”
Do you have a plan, and do you know exactly what you need to be committed to? What do you need to put in place in order to hit that growth? Because if you don’t, you’re just literally winging it. In my opinion, this is one of my biggest mindset shifts.
Winging it is not a growth strategy. You cannot just wing it and expect to grow your business. If you went on Shark Tank as a business owner, and you were asking them to invest in your business, and they asked you what your plan was, you said you were winging it, then they definitely would not be investing in your business.
So you really need to figure out where commitment comes into play.
What are you committed to? Can you commit to it and be disciplined on your own? Some people can’t. Why do you think I have a mindset coach, executive days, and continue to invest in my business? Because accountability helps me stay disciplined and committed! And that’s okay.
There is nothing wrong with admitting that. It’s actually very empowering to admit that you need help with discipline and commitment. Some people are naturally disciplined. Others need a little bit of accountability.
I personally thrive on accountability. So I love that my mindset coach sends me homework, and I can’t book another call with her until it’s done. That’s a huge commitment for me because I paid the money to be there. She’s making sure that I’m not just phoning it in.
Discipline and commitment are so important for the growth of your business. This is a full-on mindset shift because it’s way too easy to get wrapped up in over-committing and the noise of the 4-hour workweek or hustle until you burn out.
Let’s put this into action.
I want you to take at least 30 minutes to go sit somewhere quiet and do a brain dump. Just start writing out everything that you feel. Write about areas you excel in from a discipline perspective, areas where you feel like you could use a little bit of assistance, or areas where you just know it’s just not for you.
One of the things that I’m not going to commit to is a morning routine. So think about it from your own perspective. I want you to sit with this. Write out:
- What can you commit to, and what are you going to not commit to?
- How can you make it happen?
- What actions do you need to put into play to stay disciplined to yourself to continue to grow?
- Where do you need help?
- Who is the right person?
- Is it a person, a tool, or software?
- What is it that you need help with?
Be honest with yourself about what you can and can’t be committed to.
Focus on being self-aware. Be aware of what you’re willing to commit to, and what you can commit to, and be aware of what you need to do in order to continue to be disciplined to those commitments. It all comes back to self-awareness. That is what’s going to take you to that next level.
If you’re sitting stuck at the same level no matter what you do, and you can’t get past it…
I guarantee there’s something you are not doing when it comes to your mindset work. There’s something that you have not stepped into from a growth mindset perspective. I guarantee it’s not anything you’re doing wrong. There are only so many strategies you can put in place and so many actions you can take you.
They’re likely not what’s keeping you stuck. It’s this resistance you have around stepping into the CEO mindset that you need in order to get past where you are stuck. So, if you are ready to step into that mindset, own that mindset, and then you need the strategy to help you get there. Put the actions in place and stay on top of these commitments. That’s when I want you to apply for my one-month or two-month intensives or my rapid-fire retainer option.
You have to be willing and excited to step into that next-level mindset and growth.
That’s when you can put the strategies into play that is going to catapult your success. I’m telling you this from my own personal experience. Get ahead of your mindset and that’s when the growth starts to happen. There’s a good chance that the strategies you have are good. But they’re even better when you’ve got the mindset backing them up. Step into the mindset of the business owner and be the CEO.
You have to have discipline and commitment to turn your ideas into a plan.
If you need help actually making your ideas profitable, that’s when I want you to go apply for my one or two-month coaching or retainer. Let’s get you moving forward and catapult that growth. I want to help you, and I promise you that I can help you do that.
When you are committed, ready, and willing to be pushed outside of your comfort zone, that’s when you become unstoppable. If you’re ready, go apply. Let’s make it happen. Don’t wait until January or February when the next one-to-one spot opens. Ask yourself that question. What is my plan to actually grow the business where I want it to go if I don’t get the help I need? You don’t have to grow your business alone.
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