The Promise of Discipline

Work or Play?


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Have you ever been to a conference where the view out your hotel window looked like this?

What is fascinating to me is how often events are held at the great resorts of the world, with views such as this, and we are expected to still do our work, go to meetings, and deny what the natural man truly wants – to run outside and play!

Who are these cruel meeting professionals and event planners?  (emoji laughing with tears)


The importance of Doing the Work is a theme I have been fascinated by for most of my life.  If you want a great read, check out Steven Pressfield’s masterpiece “The War of Art”.


As I sit here with a view out my balcony window of one of the most stunning locations in the world, Kauai, HI, I find myself desiring greatly to go jump in the ocean, and yet the promise I have made to myself is to get the work done first, which I came here to do, and that is to prep for this extremely busy and important week ahead.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies for a world-class event and organization, I didn’t come here to mess around in the waves, I came to deliver a presentation and bathe attendees in light, help run a successful, unforgettable event, that was necessary for them to fly me halfway around the world (or so it felt in my little airplane seat) to perform in a way that only I can.


When we are faced with the decision to either go halfway, or be all in –

When the ocean is in front of us but the work must be done in the hotel room –

When we know what our inner child wants to do and what our adult selves ought to do –

What is our level of discipline in these moments?

This where we go from ordinary to extraordinary, from leaders to Legendary Leaders.


The Promise to your employer is to work the hours and be totally focused.

The Promise to your family is to #BePresent and disconnect from that phone for a minute.

The Promise to yourself is to eat the fruit and veggies instead of that donut.

Sure, there’s time and place for fun, but your promise is to be disciplined first, to do the work, and then most often there is time to enjoy the sunset even when you were working during the sunrise. 




~ Jason 

Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world.  His primary message, The Promise, is the philosophy for “Creating Legendary Leaders”, meaning every person in your organization is a Leader.  His presentations are intended to provoke you, not just inspire.  You will be entertained by one of the most celebrated performers of the past 20 years in Jason’s uncanny performance of music and comedy, while equally discovering your personal differentiator, uniqueness, leadership qualities, and how to improve workplace enjoyment while driving sales to legendary heights.

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