Do what you have to do. This does not always gives natural to Mark Wahlberg, as many of us passed. “When I was young, I could concentrate on the things that interested me,” he says, “but it didn’t have the time or the desire to concentrate or be disciplined of the things that did not interest me”. Those were the days of Marky Mark, which of course included many successes, yes, but also a lot of parties and a stop in jail for assault. “I realized that I had to be disciplined all the time, with everything… And that this would allow me to be successful, or that at least would give me more opportunities to do so.”
This is the basis of what motivates Wahlberg, both in his career and in all endeavors that you have in 2020. It is a actorof course , but it is also co-founder of the chain burgers Wahlburgerswith 38 locations throughout the world; producer of Unrealistic Ideas; investor and director of the franchise of fitness studios for F45, and a rising on the list of Franchise 500 Entrepreneur; and is involved in many other businesses. All based on doing the boring stuff like the fun, and manage them both with the same rigour.
Then, the big question is: how does one make this change? How to move from focusing only on what you care to focus on everything? The answer is: discipline.
Today, the discipline of Mark Wahlberg is legendary. When you are preparing for a role, we all know that your day begins with exercise at 3:30 in the morning. And the whole day is at work or at home, and rarely in any other place. When you are in a recording set, it creates a routine that interpolates so-called business action, and prefers to never get out of it. (For example, when you talk, Wahlberg was in London filming a movie, so that in order to handle the time zone difference, he asked one of his partners who wake up at 5 in the morning to speak). It is capable of taking films of Hollywood super-successful at the time that you personally, the scouting for upcoming locations of Wahlburgers. It is sufficiently attentive to the detail that while in the program of Ellen DeGeneres, you can also discuss with accuracy about the size of a car dealership that he owns in Ohio.
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What motivates you? The exercise routines in the morning are some of the keys, because honestly, why get up so early? Is it because you love exercise? The answer is no.
“My favorite part of exercise is when it’s over,” he says. The same goes for movies that makes. “That is to say, I love the process of acting, and that the camera is recording, but the remaining time and everything else starts to go crazy after a while.”
What he loves is to be fit, and have made a film. So that focuses on the result of the time invested, not in each minute that passes. And has learned that he can grow such a result if it is kept at bay. “It is never too late to start over, I understand, but isn’t it easier to stay in shape that get to be in that form? Then, why let go? If you’re always working, you’re always ready.”
Consistency builds discipline. Or maybe it’s the discipline that produces perseverance. Any way, one feeds the other.
Although the venture will challenge both.
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Each entrepreneur experienced will face their own abilities. In the course of building a business, you will discover what they are good… and for what they believed that they were good, but they were not. They will believe that they are good leaders, until your work culture will prove otherwise. They will believe that they are good at building business, until the profits stop. They will be forced to make decisions on if they keep doing things their way, although they may not have the tools to achieve the results you need, or if you make a change to focus on their strengths and surround themselves with people that complement.
Wahlberg has experienced this in your transition from actor to entrepreneur. “In every business I’ve ever been to, I’ve started as a freshman,” he says. “And I’m still learning as I go.” Your instinct is to get into everything, sometimes to a level that is not useful. (Try to find a location for your restaurant to be Mark Wahlberg, it won’t be long before someone asks you for a photo). So in each case is still trying to decipher to what is good and what is not.
“For example, I’m not going to discuss with my brother Paul on how to make a sauce specifically for the restaurant,” he says. (Paul Wahlberg is the chef of the family and is co-owner of Wahlburgers). “But maybe let’s talk about if the ingredient costs become a problem.”
Wahlberg has another way to solve these problems: do not enter a relationship if you do not understand their role. “If you don’t think that there is a real value that I can provide, the more likely it is that I do not get involved,” he says. You want to know from the start whether it will be useful, or if you do not.
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