The difference between being disciplined and being committed.



"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first." Harry S Truman

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be committed vs being disciplined lately. 

Truth be told I am in the middle of a health re-work and am eating cleanly for two straight months.  Look here anywhere it says POS next to the food item, I can't eat it for 2 months.   Yep, no dairy, wheat, soy, whey, eggplant, garlic, onion, peppers - red AND green, strawberries, bananas, watermelon, oranges, peanuts, potatoes, tomatoes, whey or rye! 

I mean.  Really. 
What am I supposed to eat?

So I was asking the doctor how do people do this?  DO people, in fact, eat with none of these foods in their diet?  How do they start?  Do they go cold turkey?  Do they have cheat days?  
My birthday is coming up and wooo! hello! I want to partay!

And you know what she told me?
She told me she had patients that have been coming to her with the same problems for 4 and 5 years. 
They have the same troubles but just won't do the work. 
So you have to decide how committed to feeling better are you?

But nothing. 
Right then and there I decided.

I drove to my favorite pizza place and had my favorite pizza. 
Then for dinner, I ordered take out of my absolute favorite food, meatballs from Pirozzi and ate all three of them. 

And that was it. 
I am committed. 
Been clean 2 weeks and 1 day. 
I know of two more days I will break.  (Hellooo birthday coming up!)
But that's it.  
No questions about it. 
Decision made.
Strong commitment made.

Then comes the discipline. 
It is actually very hard to do this. 
For me.
2 weeks and one day.
Over 360 hours.
But the commitment requires hard work. 
Requires doing the work even when you don't want to. 
Requires discipline.  

Guess what else does. 
Building a solid business.

Be committed to your goals.
Be disciplined in working for them.

And remember, everyone needs help


Lead Ladies Lead.

--> Elon Musk (founder of Tesla and SpaceX) just made an all or nothing pay deal.  Pay for performance and could make up to $1.6 billion.  People are kind of freaking out good and bad.  He's a bold thinker.  A loser of money.  A crazy innovator.  Lots to win and lots to lose.  I love him.  What do you think?

--> Disney and Walmart are giving bonuses and education to its employees!  

Manage This.

--> He became the #1 Restaurant in London and didn't even have a restaurant.  Interesting video on PR hacking. 

--> How to get it all done?  Use the Pomodoro effect and work 25 minutes at a time.  #trustme

--> I LOVE this post!  Do less and succeed!


--> There are a lot of ideas out there but marijuana tampons to help ease cramps.  Give thanks to creative folks! 

Last but not least.

--> We have had some fun this past month within our accountability program!  I literally get texts that say "I am proud of myself!" "Amen to Friday!" and "I did it!"!



--> I was honored to be asked to participate in Adrienne Dorison's book Earn More to Give More.  Of course, I am last in the book, as I am guessing the final message is always: "You're doing a great job!" 

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.