Self Discipline and Motivation–Oh No Not That!

The 6th video in my series – 7 Keys to Small Business Success– is  about self discipline and self motivation,  subjects you may want to either ignore, or you’re tempted to say you’ve heard it all before.

However, if you are not where you want to be in terms of income and time freedom, think twice before you write off this topic. I’ve found that business owners who are the most vulnerable to struggling with both are also those who are stuck and frustrated.

I was brought up by an overly strict disciplinarian father (who in later life became a real teddy bear!)  and at a time when school rules were rigid. I must admit I spent most of my 20’s rebelling against the idea of discipline and leading a fairly bohemian life. It wasn’t until my second business that I realized how I was cheating myself and creating an real income ceiling by not being more self disciplined.   Why is it important and what does it have to do with motivation?

Please watch the video.



Self discipline and motivation – 7 keys to success series from Janis Pettit on Vimeo.

3 Comments
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    Posted at 15:07h, 16 September Reply

    […] Self Discipline and Motivation–Oh No Not That! » Small Business …It wasn’t until my second business that I realized how I was cheating myself and creating an real income ceiling by not being more self disciplined. Why is it important and what does it have to do with motivation? … […]

  • Rory Vaden
    Posted at 07:52h, 17 September Reply

    Janis,
    It’s so funny how we all think back to when we were little kids when we hear the word “discipline.” And yet it is the foundation for success in any endeavor. Especially for entrepreneurs it seems like if we don’t have the discipline to get ourselves to use our time and resources effectively then we’ll end up going back to work for someone else who will.

    Discipline is tough to because it never really comes to an end. As I like to say “success is never owned, it is only rented; and the rent is due everyday.” Thanks for spreading the message.

    Take the Stairs,
    Rory Vaden

    PS You have a beautiful and well organized blog full of fabulous meaningful content!

  • James Terry
    Posted at 22:41h, 17 September Reply

    Good video and great blog – glad I found it – Good point on discipline – When we lack the motivation, it is discipline that will really help us – doing the things (however small they might be) consistently will get us through during the ‘no motivation’ periods…

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