Last week I was on a quick trip to San Diego to be with other top Boot Camp owners.
Three to four times a year, I spend a few days with other owners so that we can support/educate each other as we work to become better business owners and better people.
Business ownership can be a difficult road to navigate and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to spend time with this group of amazing human beings who share my passion for making a difference in our clients lives. We brainstorm ways to get our clients better results, be better leaders for our teams, and be more efficient/effective as small business owners.
While I know that many of you reading this are not small business owners, so many of the lessons we uncover and explore are applicable to anyone wanting to be healthier, more productive and more successful.
One of the biggest themes of the weekend, which is probably applicable for you too, was that of developing a healthy dose of discipline. As several of my teachers like to say “How you do anything is how you do everything” which means that if you’re disheveled in one area, you’re disheveled in all areas and if you steadily work towards mastery of one area of your life, you’ll ultimately be more masterful in all areas. If you really want to see growth in your life, you’ve got to “go pro” and work to develop the three Ds: Personal, Professional, and Relational Discipline.
Here are a few ideas of ways to develop each one:
- Go to bed and get up at the same time every day
- Get up 15-30 minutes earlier and devote your mornings to working on a goal that’s important to you (exercise, spending time with your family, meditating, praying)
- No screen time within an hour of going to bed
- Workout, eat healthy food, find ways to incorporate movement into your life
- Get your most important work done first thing when you start your day & start your day earlier if you need to in order to do so
- Do not check email or social media until you’ve accomplished your most important tasks
- Identify your 3 most important tasks for the next day before you leave the office or wrap up your day
- Find people who believe in and support your goals, spend time and share your goals with them
- Guard your goals and dreams from those who don’t support them
- Text your friends/family and tell them how much they mean to you
- Don’t be afraid to cut people out of your life if they are unsupportive or negative (*I’ve had to do this and continue to do so, when people talk down on my dreams and goals. I ended an engagement in part because of this. It was devastating but I couldn’t have someone so close in my life who was such a negative influence*)
Create edited relationships for people who aren’t supportive of your goals and dreams but that you can’t cut out completely (family, for example). Learn to navigate a relatively superficial relationship with these people.
I know this is a big list, but try choosing one to work on in each area over the next month or two. The most successful people I know work on their discipline daily and take personal responsibility for all areas of their lives.
If you need some help becoming more disciplined and successful when it comes to your health and fitness please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our passion as a team is to help YOU be successful with your health and fitness goals.
Committed to your success,
Megan K and Team