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LYM Daily

You’ll Grow Your Discipline Muscle When You Get RID of This…

Discipline. It’s an old-fashioned concept, isn’t it?

It brings strict school teachers to mind.

But the kind of discipline we need as entrepreneurs doesn’t involve blackboards or homework.

We need self-discipline – the ability to overcome temptation and control our emotions – on our own.

Discipline isn’t so much about what you do, it’s about what you don’t do.

It’s about NOT turning on Netflix when you have a blog post to write. It’s about NOT reaching for doughnuts when you’ve sworn off sugar.

So how do you NOT do these things? Look at your environment — remove ALL temptation.

Don’t work in your living room. Work in a room where there’s no TV. Don’t stock sugary treats when you’re trying to kick your sugar habit. Fill your fridge with healthy treats.

Go ahead — start eliminating temptations in your surroundings. It’s a powerful first step to growing your discipline muscle.

Look around you…what are the temptations and distractions you see? Leave a comment!

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  1. Athalia E

    Thank you so much for these 60 second reminders.
    What a great way to start my day.
    With so many distractions and temptations constantly in front of me/us, it is so easy to lose focus.
    I’m most distracted at home. Time to declutter my home office area.

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    1. Marisa Murgatroyd

      Glad you’re enjoying them! Yes, working from home is a major test of discipline. Decluttering and staying organized is a great way to combat distractions! Love it Athalia!

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About the Author Marisa Murgatroyd

Marisa is the founder of Live Your Message, where she turns entrepreneurs into Online Superheroes, and the creator of Start With You where she helps people just like you to discover the business they're meant to build, not just the business they can build. At 4’11 and a quarter, she’s called the shortest woman in marketing — and that doesn’t stop her from having huge ideas. She’s the “go to” brand builder for industry luminaries and heavyweights such as Justin Livingston, Callan Rush, Danny Iny, Alexis Neely and Susan Peirce Thompson. Marisa helps entrepreneurs create a business that is authentic and aligned with who they are, to empower them to turn up the dial on their “inner superhero”, so they can be the superhero to their tribe, as well as in their own lives.

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