Successful Entrepreneurship: Is Discipline What It Takes?

I participated in a lively discussion on Facebook with someone who opened up the debate by asking: “Discipline – do what’s right and necessary before what’s fun & easy – you got any thoughts?” Oh boy, did I have thoughts! I started in with a relatively peaceful “I’ve done it that way all my life but I’m swapping over now that my egg timer might be the other way up. And I find it works better, to my surprise. Now my watchword is ‘when it’s right, it’s easy’. My days of struggle are so over.” A client (and friend) weighed […]

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Focus and Discipline: How To Get Things Done

Working for yourself without a boss requires focus and discipline. I don’t think many of us are born with these qualities so we have to find different ways to learn them, ways which suit us as individuals. Here are a few of my favourite ways to Get Things Done. First off, have a To Do List. Do you favour that way of recording what needs doing? Only a few years back, it would have been an in-tray but now I manage all my tasks on my laptop. I do have a notebook and pen which I use for notes to […]

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Entrepreneurs: What Hours Will You Choose To Work?

Without doubt the beauty of self-employment is the sense of freedom and choice it brings and that includes choosing what hours you will work in your business. I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to this. I sit down at 9 a.m. approx and get up when I’ve finished for the day, whether that be 3 p.m. or 10 p.m., when I’ve met all my commitments and achieved what I set myself for today and when my inbox is empty. When I’ve done enough. I don’t go for perfection, just good enough. But you don’t need to do it like […]

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