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Fall in Love with Boredom

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2023

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Character, Atomic Habits, James Clear, Flow State, The Goldilocks Rule

Borrow Knowledge but TAKE ACTION

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Many people invest a good deal of time making new year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Dashboards, Build Business Dashboard, Business System, Dashboards, Systems & Process, Atomic Habits, Track Your Progress

To Change Your Behavior, Change your Identity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 14, 2022

You’ve probably attempted to change and failed. It could be trying to lose weight, quit smoking, be on time, be better at time management or create systems and innovate your business.

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Topics: habits, Experiences & Beliefs Drive Actions & Results, Atomic Habits, James Clear

Reflection & Review Produces Mastery

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 7, 2022

One of the reasons Strategic Discipline works well for our customers is the habit for leadership reflection in each Quarterly and Annual planning meeting where we review

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Topics: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, habits, mastery, Path to Mastery, What did we learn, Atomic Habits, Review & Reflection, What can we Work on?

Goals or Systems – Focus on Activities to Achieve Success

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 28, 2022

What exactly does James Clear mean by, You Do Not Rise to the Level of Your Goals. You Fall to the Level of Your Systems?”

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Topics: Business Dashboards, Build Business Dashboard, Dashboards, Systems & Process, Goal Achievment, Atomic Habits, James Clear

Small Habits Make a Big Difference – Atomic Habits

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 21, 2022

It’s easy to forget Jim Collins in Good to Great shared great companies didn’t become great overnight. It took slow, steady momentum, continuous, consistent pushes on their flywheel, eventually leading to breakthrough. See 12 QUESTIONS to Take You From Good To Great - #1 & 2 for Collins' definition of Greatness.

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Topics: Success Habit, Winning Habit, Atomic Habits, James Clear

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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