My new sports hero is Eliud Kipchoge.  Eliud is a runner from a small village in Kenya which is renowned for its long distance runners. On Sunday, he broke the world record for the Berlin Marathon by 78 seconds which is unheard of. His wins include 7 of the last 8 marathons he has ran in. And, he may break the 2-hour mark which would be astounding!

His level of self discipline is on another level. In addition to his physical attributes, he is very intelligent and is known as the philosopher king. He is an avid reader which includes the classics. He is often found quoting from philosophers. When asked about his training methods he responded: “The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is today.” His favorite book is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People considered to be the bible for learning about self discipline. If you want to develop good habits in the workplace, and in all areas of your life, this is a good place to start.

As a Native American, running has always been an important part of my life and is an honored tradition many of our people carry on to this day. When running in the mountains of Colorado, I always enjoyed the endorphin rush I got after finishing a long run. Come rain or shine, I ran.

Likewise at work, you need to do what you know works every day. Being consistent with your work habits, you will rise to the top in your profession. Be better today than you were yesterday is a good motto I’ve always believed in. There are several available training courses which cover this including Supervisory Skills and Creating a Healthy Organization.

For more information on how you can create self discipline among your Tribal workforce, give us a call at (206) 437-5884 or get in touch with us here.

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