If I learned anything from being an athlete, a coach, an NCAA college basketball referee, and my time in the United States Marine Corps, it is that you have to be a well-disciplined team to win.
I, like many of you, can look back and review my career and unequivocally conclude that the success I’ve had is directly tied to discipline.
The common denominator that I observe in my dealership travels for the most successful operations is discipline. It’s there. It’s visible. It’s consistent.
You can have:
A lot of great ideas.
A lot of great concepts.
A lot of great tools and training at your disposal.
A lot of talented people.
A lot of great software.
None of it is worth the ink to write it down if you don’t have discipline.
As many of you know my team and I have developed some amazing software rightly named UpYourGross. What’s obvious is that the dealers who have the discipline to allocate 10 minutes a day to the software are getting results that far exceed their expectations and their investments.
Those that don’t are wasting their money.
This isn’t about my software. It’s about the value of discipline.
Leadership must have a clear understanding of discipline and what it means to the success of the organization.
If you’re going to develop a winning team you must be committed to the now, not later. If you’re not a person of action, not much else will matter.
When a leader is consistent in everything he/she does, then others will follow. When others follow the lead of discipline, momentum and growth are inevitable.
Never forget the enemy of discipline is procrastinating. Be disciplined. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs