Majority of business owners and entrepreneurs do not know that Self-Discipline is one important tool for productivity. Productivity is the act of yielding results but without being disciplined in how you spend your time, money, resources etc you cannot achieve your desired results.
Take for instance, a business woman whose shop rent is due but rather than paying for her rent, she goes uses the money to buy an asoebi for her friends wedding. This scenario goes a long way to show that the lady is not disciplined and therefore her business will crumble in sooner or later time.In Africa, we always blame our misfortunes on witches and evil doers, forgetting that we have a whole lot to play for our successes.
You cannot have a business and treat it as how a child plays with his toy, you need to put in all you best and ensure it strives. A student who doesn’t study will fail, so also a business owner who isn’t disciplined will fail.
Self-Discipline according to the Oxford Dictionary is defined as the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do
We need to be disciplined in how we spend our time, the time we use to gossip and watch home videos, can be used to think of mind blowing ideas, it can be used to work, it can be used to read on how to make your business grow.
If we channel all our time and resources to our businesses, we would see that productivity margin would increase tremendously and so also our desired results.It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mom, you need to be disciplined in how you run your day to day activities at home.
How do you spend your income?
Do you prefer buying cloths and marital things, than channeling the money into your business?
How much time do you spend researching and learning new ideas relating to your business?
As a mom do you prefer buying things for yourself rather than investing and saving the money?
These are questions we need to sincerely answer. It is not about owning a business, but how long you stay in that business and how far you make it grow.