Archive for the ‘Self-Discipline’ Category

Pick your squad with purpose

Your squad is your small group of people. They are the ones you trust and choose to hang with. They are the people in your inner circle who are loyal to you despite your failings. However, there needs to be some kind of quality control within the squad. Who you pick for your squad should have some bare minimums. Remember: […]

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Presence is Powerful

Have you ever noticed when someone is completely present how attractive, engaging, and enjoyable it makes the interaction? When one has the ability to be present in every moment, it does good things. Concentration is sharpened, and rapport is built much faster. Connections with others is stronger. Being present and engaged with yourself and others reduces stress. It is assumed […]

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God doesn’t call the capable. He calls the available.

God made us all capable, but are we really available?   We were made to be ambassadors though service to His Kingdom and communication of His message. As such, we are all capable. I wonder though… where are the many who are called but do not answer?   To be capable is the ability to achieve. It’s the competency and proficiency […]

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Conquering Self-Doubt

Want to learn how to conquer self-doubt? You have to get to know entrepreneur Lewis Howes if you don’t yet. He’s a New York Times best-selling author of a couple of books, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity, as well as the host of The School Greatness podcast series. All of us struggle at some point in […]

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The Average Person Spends This Many Years of Their Life Watching Commercials

Can you guess how many years of commercials you will watch in your lifetime? Benjamin Hardy states in his book; Willpower Doesn’t Work, that we spend 4 YEARS of our lives watching commercials! This is VERY disheartening, but also eye-opening. Are you willing to give up the same amount of time it takes to graduate with a degree from college […]

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The Average Person Checks Their Phone This Many Times Per Day

How many times a day do you check your phone? You might be shocked to learn that Benjamin Hardy sites in his book, Willpower Doesn’t Work, that the average person checks their phone 85 times DAILY. This may be why you feel that you do not have enough time in the day. I’ve been reading Benjamin’s book, and it has […]

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How to Get Yourself to the Gym Even When You Don’t Want To Go

Most high achievers realize that there’s a connection between their professional performance and physical performance.  We know that when we feel healthier and more fit because we exercise, we tend to perform better.  We feel more balanced spiritually.  That means we have better relationships at work, and with our family and friends.  There’s just this interesting connectivity between our physicality and how […]

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Attention Pays with Neen James- Episode 238 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can […]

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The Misunderstood Truth About Confidence

There’s something surprising about confidence that I wanted to share with you. Believe it or not, but I struggled with confidence in my life in different ways. I didn’t really understand confidence, so because of that misunderstanding, there were times in my life when I was under-confident. There are other times when I might have had too much confidence, again […]

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Your Family Fuels Your Success

“My family will never be the reason why I can’t succeed. Rather, they’re the reason I must succeed.” Wow, what a powerful idea and a powerful thought, courtesy of Tracy Christman, one of our Southwestern Consulting clients, and one of the multipliers profiled in Procrastinate on Purpose. I’m back home, after traveling, and was thinking about what Tracy shared. We’ve […]

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What Should You Do on Your First Day in Sales – or Recruiting?

This is an important question: What should you do on your very first day in sales? It’s a question we hear at Southwestern Consulting a lot, because we’re growing very fast. Every single day, we’re bringing on new sales and leadership clients who’ve hired new salespeople. And they’re all asking this question.
 
Let’s just pretend for a second you’ve started […]

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The Quality of Life is determined by the Quality of Our Relationships

We all want happiness. We want that secure feeling of real, sustainable joy. All of us – me, our family and friends, our coaching clients – are trying to find happiness. And we all ask, “Where do you find happiness? Where does it come from?” When you look online, you see memes with quotes like, “Don’t worry, be happy” or […]

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The Missing Ingredient to Every Success Formula

Highlights: There is one essential, universal ingredient to any success formula. No matter what the formula is, it always requires discipline. Take any formula and just add discipline. Take pride in taking the stairs. Do you have the discipline? What does it take to be disciplined? Every success formula must have the addition of discipline. Do the things you know […]

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Triumph Over Excuses

None of us like to think that we make excuses, but we do. One of my business partners, Dustin Hillis, defines excuses in this way: “Any reason you didn’t do what you said you would do.” I love that definition because it’s transparent, powerful, and most important of all, it’s inescapable. It’s inescapable from accountability. There’s no way to dodge […]

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How to Immediately Increase Your Self Discipline

How to Immediately Increase Your Self Discipline

After delivering a keynote speaking presentation last week a man comes up to me and asks, “Rory what could I do immediately to increase my self-discipline?” It’s a good question, and the best answer is pretty simple but before I share the answer with you it’s valuable to understand the context of the answer. I think this particular man, and most […]

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