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The magic jelly bean is discipline. There are many people who want to work from home. They want to be the boss. They want to run their life. People want to do what they want to do on their terms. Where they have a problem is they have no discipline.
I don’t care how smart you are. I don’t care how much money you have. I don’t care about your resources or your educational credentials. If you don’t have personal discipline, you will not go where you want to go. You will not reach the levels you want to reach. It’s just simply not going to happen.
At this juncture in my internet marketing career, I’ve seen some things. I’ve noticed some things. I’ve had some classes and several students.
Let’s discuss hustler A and hustler B. Hustler A is very well to do. He is smart. He kind of got into the storage auction thing.
Hustler B is ass out. His life is falling apart. He’s going through a divorce. He has custody issues.
In the beginning, Hustler A was spanking Hustler B in the ass in terms of results and money made. Hustler A did about $15K in a month while holding down a job. Like I said, Hustler A is a hustler.
Hustler B who fell down and was talked about like a dog, he struggled. Now, understand he was going through a divorce. At the time, Hustler A was stroking it out.
Hustler B made a decision. I remember the phone call. He said, “G, I don’t care what the fuck I have to do, I’m going to make this shit work.” That’s what he said. At the time, I didn’t really think Hustler B had a shot. If he could do something wrong, he would. If he could make the wrong decision, he did. It was just really rocky for about eight months. But Hustler B stuck with it.
Hustler A kept doing well. I went back and talked to both of them. Hustler A is no longer in the business. Hustler A recently lost his job. Hustler A is now working for his father-in-law. He says he can’t be distracted right now and he always has eyes on him. I understand. The man is married and has kids and a wife. It’s a lot of stress. He can’t be working on another business when he has to deal with dear old Dad.
Hustler B is no longer married. Now Hustler B is stroking it out.
I asked Hustler A why he didn’t stick with it since he was doing so well. He said when the novelty wore after that first month, he wasn’t motivated. He had the capabilities. He said, I stopped going to auctions.
Hustler B got his ass handed to him that first year, but he never stopped going to auctions. He said he became a storage auction fiend. He said even when he didn’t have money, he went to auctions. He became a regular. People started giving him stuff for free and he sold it.
He said he parlayed that into some more money. He got himself another job and also went to storage auctions. He explained that his marriage was over, he didn’t have anything to do but work. He said, “One day I looked up and I had $10K in my checking account.” He said, “It became a habit for me to work hard.”
The difference between Hustler A and Hustler B is discipline. Hustler B made himself extremely disciplined and became successful. Hustler B no longer has a job. He is a full-time storage auction buyer. Because he was disciplined and pushed all the distractions out of his life, he became successful.
I see this all the time. On paper, Hustler A looked like he would win. When the novelty wore off, his motivation wore off and his self-discipline was never that good in the first place. He was just sucked in.
Hustler B was catching hell. I know his story. I went through it myself. When your ass out, you’ve got two choices. You can give up or say, “Fuck no.” Hustler B said, “Fuck no.”
The magic jelly bean of all success is discipline. Now let’s talk about the layers of discipline because there are different types. A lot of people think a disciplined person doesn’t eat this or that, but there are many forms of discipline. I know a surgeon who is the best surgeon in his field. He is a big man. He doesn’t have the discipline to stop being obese but if you need a surgeon, this is the dude you want. So, he’s a disciplined surgeon, but he is not disciplined in his personal life.
With your discipline, you’ve got to spread it out. You have to spend it like it’s cash. Let’s say you only have ten bars. Are you going to use it for food? Are you going to use it for exercise, or are you going to use it for moneymaking activities?
You need to put your discipline in the area it makes the most sense. It may make sense to put your ten bars of self-discipline into your family. You might need to put it into your business. It just depends on your personal circumstances.
Know this. Without the magic jelly bean of self-discipline, you’re not going anywhere. You might look good for a minute. But without long-term consistency and discipline, you’re not going anywhere.
I believe if you don’t currently know how to be an entrepreneur, you can learn to be an entrepreneur. So, if you don’t have self-discipline now, you can make it a habit like Hustler B did. He didn’t have it in the beginning. But due to his life burning down around him, he developed it. It was sink or swim.
It’s a choice. If you don’t have self-discipline now, you can get it. That is the epitome of the Hustler’s mindset. Success is a choice on either side of the coin. Many people think it’s happenstance.
Life is a matter of tradeoffs. That relates directly with discipline. Your success comes back to discipline.
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