Discipline is Needed if you must Run a Business

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●There are no Lucky Businesses only Disciplined Business Owners.

Discipline is a key trait which every individual who wishes to succeed in business or any endeavour must cultivate.

You must be mentally tough enough to go through the rigours of discipline.

Webster defines discipline as a rigorous and systematic training intended to produce a specified character or change. The truth is that some things in your life will not change until you change your habits.

♦️The process of discipline is never easy but the result is always undeniable.

It takes a disciplined business owner to build a team of disciplined members. This accounts for why some businesses thrive while others fail.

💥Key areas to focus on:

▪Discipline your spending habits.

Treat every penny with equal respect, every penny is important. It is the little drops of water that eventually become an ocean. Discipline yourself enough to have a daily, weekly or monthly saving plan. Have an investment plan for your money. Avoid impulsive buyings, discipline your appetite for exuberance and things you can do without until you arrive.

▪Discipline your health.

We are all aware that health is wealth. You can’t run your business successfully from a hospital. Discipline yourself from riotous living. Cut down your penchant for carbs and sugar, you will only become obese or diabetic. Eat healthy, eat more fruits and vegetables. Watch your diet. In America there’s a saying that an apple a day keeps you away from the doctor, maybe you should start practicing that. Cut down your alchol intake, stay away from drugs.

▪Discipline the way you spend your time.

Your time on earth is yours to utilise not to waste it. You must have heard the saying that “the secret of your future lies in your daily routine”. You can’t be wishing to be wealthy yet you spend your days in idleness and unproductive activities. As far as I know, people work their way to success, they don’t wish their way to it. Your time is a treasure, don’t waste it. Everyone has 24hrs a day but at the end of it all, we are products of how we spend our time. We are products of our decisions, actions or inaction. While other businesses are working hard, training their staff, making hay, raking up sales, others are just counting down the hours. You either tell your time where to go now or you wake up one day and realize it’s gone anyway, just that you didn’t know where it went because you were not disciplined enough to number your days and apply wisdom. Be punctual for appointments, business meetings, be punctual at your work or business location.

▪Discipline your hand to work.

The only way to succeed at anything including business is to work on it. Laziness and procrastination has an end product which is poverty, not getting anything done, or doing it so late it loses value. Let no day go by without you achieving something. Set daily goals or have a daily ‘to do’ list, you will be surprised at how much you will accomplish in a week.

▪Discipline yourself enough to set weekly, monthly or quarterly goals and achieve them in your business.

That way you track the growth of your business. You must have a metric or yardstick for measuring growth and business accomplishment. You must have a Metric for measuring sales so you can know when sales are going up and when they’re going down in business. You must be like the biblical sons of Issachar who had an understanding of the times and seasons. This would help you predict, programme and work towards projects without fail.


There are no lucky business owners; only disciplined business owners. Be disciplined!

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🥂To your continued business success and growth


Lilian Ohanedozi



June 2020


About the Author:

Lilian Ohanedozi is an author, entrepreneur and start-up business strategist. She resides in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is the founder of "Global Business Startups with Lilian Ohanedozi" and CEO Lilian's Revolutionary Books.
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