Discipline...the ingredient for Hypergrowth

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Today I want to cover a critically important concept that holds most internet entrepreneurs back from reaching their potential...or even worse, from even becoming successful in the first place. When meeting my students and consulting clients, this is one of first things we generally tackle, before we even talk about "business"...

So now let's delve into the concept that holds many entrepreneurs back from taking their business to the next level and prevents many others from even getting started. And this is fresh in my mind because I just did a whole module about it for the upcoming project I've been talking about, so let's discuss it briefly here...

The concept is discipline and it's the most fundamentally difficult component of being an entrepreneur. The rewards and pleasures of being a successful entrepreneur are incredible and it's a journey I wish on every single person. The money, the freedom, the flexibility, the feeling of accomplishment when you turn an idea or vision into a reality, these are the ecstasies of being an entrepreneur.

But what most marketers out there don't tell you (and I absolutely will) are the challenges of being an Internet entrepreneur. Let me list some for you right here...

  • You have no direct superior holding you accountable for results
  • Your friends and family most likely don't understand what you are doing (or want to do) and therefore don't support you
  • You feel alone on your journey
  • You suffer procrastination, self-doubt, perfectionism, and information paralysis

The good news is that all entrepreneurs face these challenges at some point (or many points) on their journey, so you are not alone. I'm willing to bet that the Richard Bransons of the world have all faced every one of these challenges.

The other good news is that these challenges can all be overcome quite easily by doing the right exercises.

And lastly, these initial challenges make the taste of victory that much better. Conquer them (and you will) and success will be the sweetest taste you'll ever experience.

So let's talk straight for a moment...

All of theses challenges are about discipline and discipline can be learned. With proper discipline, you will hold yourself accountable for your results. It will become habitual. Personally, I get a thrill out of holding myself accountable these days. I don't have a boss, but I still get punished...I punish myself. It may sound cheesy, but it's true. When I don't accomplish a task I was supposed to, I impose some sort of small punishment on myself so next time I think twice about not getting something done. It's the power of association.

As for your friends and family who probably don't understand (and don't care to understand) your dreams and goals, having the right discipline will empower you to use this negative energy as motivation...as a positive energy. It'll become habitual that when somebody says you CAN'T do something or that you're crazy for pursuing an idea, you feel empowered to prove him or her wrong. It's tough not to have a support system as you are pursuing your entrepreneurial passion, but if you tweak your mindset to use that lack of a support system as motivational tool...it can be a powerful force in your favor. The "Lone Entrepreneur" is many times the most passionate entrepreneur...and passion is the blood of success.

So these entrepreneurial challenges all boil down to discipline. In upcoming emails, I'll go into specific, easy, and actionable exercises that will help you develop more discipline...the benefits of which are immeasurable.

The great news is that by virtue of reading this email and merely recognizing these challenges, you're already ahead of the game. Actively trying to overcome these challenges in your every day life will only strengthen your discipline. When great discipline becomes habitual, then you'll be an unstoppable entrepreneur. Anything you've ever wanted and dreamed of can be yours.

With proper discipline you'll turn every challenge and negative force into a positive driver that has no option but to lead you to success faster and faster.

The disciplined entrepreneur will see an inevitable hypergrowth in his or her business and personal life.

...and THAT'S how you live a fulfilled life.

Stay true to yourself, work hard, and be disciplined.

Kenster
#personal development #disciplinethe #hypergrowth #ingredient
  • Profile picture of the author Ken100
    Fabulous advice Kenster.

    Thank you.

    Completely agree with you on the importance of having some sort of "accountability partner" - once I got this into place, my results improved dramatically.

    Ken
    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Ken100 View Post

      Fabulous advice Kenster.

      Thank you.

      Completely agree with you on the importance of having some sort of "accountability partner" - once I got this into place, my results improved dramatically.

      Ken

      Yes, accountability partners are great because they UNDERSTAND and care about what you do.

      One of the toughest things about starting our on the internet entrepreneurship path is that your support system generally isn't there and the ones who are...generally don't even know and/or care what you want to do!
  • Profile picture of the author winz
    Good advice

    discipline is very important
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Bumstead
    "Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment."
    • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
      Originally Posted by Nathan Bumstead View Post

      "Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment."
      Yes!!

      See it, DO IT, accomplish it.
  • Profile picture of the author TheMaleRN
    great post
  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    As usual,Superb Advice Ken.Just love reading your post.And I am the Most Excited guy on this Planet and cannot wait anymore to get my hands your new Product-The 17 commandments of IM Success.Literally checking my Calender everyday.
    Keep Rocking.
    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Shubh Ashish View Post

      As usual,Superb Advice Ken.Just love reading your post.And I am the Most Excited guy on this Planet and cannot wait anymore to get my hands your new Product-The 17 commandments of IM Success.Literally checking my Calender everyday.
      Keep Rocking.

      Eeeeekkk...that is supposed to be on the hush until I announce it in a few days. But glad you're excited buddy!
  • Profile picture of the author thetrusted1
    Kenster!

    I used to believe that these "one-man", "one-woman" successes,.....were truly admirable and demanding of respect,......and to a degree,.....I still feel the same....

    However,.......in my own personal prior (ego-driven) pursuit of Success with Internet Marketing,........ I've found that many,..dare I say, most,.....of these "one-island" entrepreneur islands,......barely survive the tumultuous waves after torrential waves of hurricanes and tsunamis!

    I learned the hard way.....Trying and never giving up,...."on my own".....like a STUBBORN Mutha' Effer!!!

    DISCIPLINE is of paramount and unequaled skill in the belts of we Internet Entrepreneurs.
    .....with Perserverance,..a close second!

    Advancement,...Moving Forward,...and Increase,...."HYPERGROWTH",......All of these cannot be attained without Discipline.

    The key amplifier, and hardest lesson for me to learn on my journey, was that of following a MENTOR......and getting directly involved in a supportive Mastermind Group/Team, whose members are striving and working towards the same or similar goals, requiring the same, aligned mental positioning.

    As a "one-man island", facing and being constantly surrounded by non-supportive, misaligned, but well-meaning family members, coworkers, and friends.......that is a helluva tough daily environment to remain disciplined and hard-nosed to! (Good Lord!)

    Rise Above,.....Overcome,.....Do NOT Freakin' QUIT!......

    Hook up with an Awesome Mentor (Thanks Kenster & Dean-O!),.....get your Azz involved in a solid Mastermind Skype of Facebook Group.

    Ride that Killer Wave,.......Leverage where ya can,....And Scale Up methodically.....with proven, solid direction........DISCIPLINE!

    Thanks for the Awesome Post, KENSTER! (As Always, Amigo!!!)

    The Best Is Yet to Come.........

    Still Kickin It Like Bruce Lee,

    -A.D.Christian
    'thetrusted1'
    • Profile picture of the author mahetze2123
      Good stuff Kenster. Im new to WF and coming from the offline world to the online world is a huge adjustment. It's like a test. A test to see if you have what it takes to make "it" happen. I love the fact this site is even called the "warrior forum". You have to see yourself as a warrior constantly leading yourself into battle. The battle of overcoming your inner doubts and fears. Being an entrepreneur is a priviledge and each day you have to hone your skills to keep moving forward. I believe leadership plays a HUGE role in your success in the online world. And feeding off people with your leadership style is contagious. Keep up the great work!

      Thanks bud.
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    What a fantastic post Kenster. Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out.

    When I was younger I used to be more disciplined because I had more demands on me from work, family, friends, etc. Today the thing that works best for me is the daily to do list.

    If I spend a few minutes at the end of the day writing out a handful of meaningful things I want to accomplish tomorrow, I usually get most of them done. I do not even procrastinate away things I do not like to do if it is on a list staring me in the face.
  • Profile picture of the author zpoll92
    This is another great post from your Kenster. I really like it. Yeah discipline is a very-very important part of our life in my opinion. If you stay disciplined, than you can create "Something"!
  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I believe and totally agree that one aspect of being disciplined person is to be accountable and responsible for everything that we are doing. It could be about work or about personal life.

    A person who is disciplined can handle and respond correctly and can do great things.

    Discipline is a step towards being successful.
  • Profile picture of the author aditku
    Fantastic! May i share it in my wall?
  • Profile picture of the author dmarseller
    Thank you for your post. "The disciplined entrepreneur will see an inevitable hypergrowth in his or her business and personal life.". A lot of times I focus only in my job and not in my discipline and I do 1000 things but I don't finish 1.

    Nice post.
  • Profile picture of the author andyredsox
    Totally agree, because self discipline is a big rule to get your own business on track. You have to challenge yourself to improve your business successfully.
  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    Discipline keeps you aligned and focused on whatever you want to accomplish.
  • Profile picture of the author kocenghabok
    Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

    Today I want to cover a critically important concept that holds most internet entrepreneurs back from reaching their potential...or even worse, from even becoming successful in the first place. When meeting my students and consulting clients, this is one of first things we generally tackle, before we even talk about "business"...

    So now let's delve into the concept that holds many entrepreneurs back from taking their business to the next level and prevents many others from even getting started. And this is fresh in my mind because I just did a whole module about it for the upcoming project I've been talking about, so let's discuss it briefly here...

    The concept is discipline and it's the most fundamentally difficult component of being an entrepreneur. The rewards and pleasures of being a successful entrepreneur are incredible and it's a journey I wish on every single person. The money, the freedom, the flexibility, the feeling of accomplishment when you turn an idea or vision into a reality, these are the ecstasies of being an entrepreneur.

    But what most marketers out there don't tell you (and I absolutely will) are the challenges of being an Internet entrepreneur. Let me list some for you right here...

    • You have no direct superior holding you accountable for results
    • Your friends and family most likely don't understand what you are doing (or want to do) and therefore don't support you
    • You feel alone on your journey
    • You suffer procrastination, self-doubt, perfectionism, and information paralysis

    The good news is that all entrepreneurs face these challenges at some point (or many points) on their journey, so you are not alone. I'm willing to bet that the Richard Bransons of the world have all faced every one of these challenges.

    The other good news is that these challenges can all be overcome quite easily by doing the right exercises.

    And lastly, these initial challenges make the taste of victory that much better. Conquer them (and you will) and success will be the sweetest taste you'll ever experience.

    So let's talk straight for a moment...

    All of theses challenges are about discipline and discipline can be learned. With proper discipline, you will hold yourself accountable for your results. It will become habitual. Personally, I get a thrill out of holding myself accountable these days. I don't have a boss, but I still get punished...I punish myself. It may sound cheesy, but it's true. When I don't accomplish a task I was supposed to, I impose some sort of small punishment on myself so next time I think twice about not getting something done. It's the power of association.

    As for your friends and family who probably don't understand (and don't care to understand) your dreams and goals, having the right discipline will empower you to use this negative energy as motivation...as a positive energy. It'll become habitual that when somebody says you CAN'T do something or that you're crazy for pursuing an idea, you feel empowered to prove him or her wrong. It's tough not to have a support system as you are pursuing your entrepreneurial passion, but if you tweak your mindset to use that lack of a support system as motivational tool...it can be a powerful force in your favor. The "Lone Entrepreneur" is many times the most passionate entrepreneur...and passion is the blood of success.

    So these entrepreneurial challenges all boil down to discipline. In upcoming emails, I'll go into specific, easy, and actionable exercises that will help you develop more discipline...the benefits of which are immeasurable.

    The great news is that by virtue of reading this email and merely recognizing these challenges, you're already ahead of the game. Actively trying to overcome these challenges in your every day life will only strengthen your discipline. When great discipline becomes habitual, then you'll be an unstoppable entrepreneur. Anything you've ever wanted and dreamed of can be yours.

    With proper discipline you'll turn every challenge and negative force into a positive driver that has no option but to lead you to success faster and faster.

    The disciplined entrepreneur will see an inevitable hypergrowth in his or her business and personal life.

    ...and THAT'S how you live a fulfilled life.

    Stay true to yourself, work hard, and be disciplined.

    Kenster
    I think the hard part is about giving reward and punishment to yourself. I still don't know how to give punishment to my self.
  • Profile picture of the author a1pena
    Thanks Kenster

    Discipline is one characteristics as entrepreneurs we ll must posses! Developing discipline take practices and perseverance.

    I used to work as a personal trainer and the only thing that will separate people that look amazing to people that look Blah is directly related to the discipline they have. Many other factors contribute such as will power, building new habits, but the foundation to breaking into anything new is have the discipline!

    Discipline to not spend hours on facebook or youtube, discipline to devote your self entirely into your business!
    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

      What a fantastic post Kenster. Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out.

      When I was younger I used to be more disciplined because I had more demands on me from work, family, friends, etc. Today the thing that works best for me is the daily to do list.

      If I spend a few minutes at the end of the day writing out a handful of meaningful things I want to accomplish tomorrow, I usually get most of them done. I do not even procrastinate away things I do not like to do if it is on a list staring me in the face.
      I still use to-do lists every day. I call them "action lists" and they list out all the specific actions I want to complete that day AT A MINIMUM.

      And great point about demands. Sometimes you can artificially put fake demands on yourself as a source of motivation. Entrepreneurs work the best when they need it the most, so pretending you need to hit a specific goal or else the world will end is a powerful motivational exercise many entrepreneurs use.


      Originally Posted by aditku View Post

      Fantastic! May i share it in my wall?
      Absolutely, just please put a link back to this post for the forum's credit!

      Originally Posted by kocenghabok View Post

      I think the hard part is about giving reward and punishment to yourself. I still don't know how to give punishment to my self.
      Practice. I'm sure if you are creative and disciplined enough, you can come up with plenty of punishments!

      Originally Posted by a1pena View Post

      Thanks Kenster

      Discipline is one characteristics as entrepreneurs we ll must posses! Developing discipline take practices and perseverance.

      I used to work as a personal trainer and the only thing that will separate people that look amazing to people that look Blah is directly related to the discipline they have. Many other factors contribute such as will power, building new habits, but the foundation to breaking into anything new is have the discipline!

      Discipline to not spend hours on facebook or youtube, discipline to devote your self entirely into your business!
      So true and in many ways internet entrepreneurship discipline is the toughest because there are flashly objects and sales pages and sales messages thrown at you from every direction.

      It's like working out a gym but instead of a protein shake bar in the gym, they have a McDonalds

      But discipline goes a long way!
    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

      What a fantastic post Kenster. Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out.

      When I was younger I used to be more disciplined because I had more demands on me from work, family, friends, etc. Today the thing that works best for me is the daily to do list.

      If I spend a few minutes at the end of the day writing out a handful of meaningful things I want to accomplish tomorrow, I usually get most of them done. I do not even procrastinate away things I do not like to do if it is on a list staring me in the face.
      I still use to-do lists every day. I call them "action lists" and they list out all the specific actions I want to complete that day AT A MINIMUM.

      And great point about demands. Sometimes you can artificially put fake demands on yourself as a source of motivation. Entrepreneurs work the best when they need it the most, so pretending you need to hit a specific goal or else the world will end is a powerful motivational exercise many entrepreneurs use.


      Originally Posted by aditku View Post

      Fantastic! May i share it in my wall?
      Absolutely, just please put a link back to this post for the forum's credit!

      Originally Posted by kocenghabok View Post

      I think the hard part is about giving reward and punishment to yourself. I still don't know how to give punishment to my self.
      Practice. I'm sure if you are creative and disciplined enough, you can come up with plenty of punishments!

      Originally Posted by a1pena View Post

      Thanks Kenster

      Discipline is one characteristics as entrepreneurs we ll must posses! Developing discipline take practices and perseverance.

      I used to work as a personal trainer and the only thing that will separate people that look amazing to people that look Blah is directly related to the discipline they have. Many other factors contribute such as will power, building new habits, but the foundation to breaking into anything new is have the discipline!

      Discipline to not spend hours on facebook or youtube, discipline to devote your self entirely into your business!
      So true and in many ways internet entrepreneurship discipline is the toughest because there are flashy objects and sales pages and sales messages thrown at you from every direction.

      It's like working out a gym but instead of a protein shake bar in the gym, they have a McDonalds

      But discipline goes a long way!

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