My Five Tools for Building Discipline

WITH Ryan Koral


We all want discipline in our lives, but it’s a lot of work. Discipline means doing what you’d rather not do to realize the goals you want to achieve. As a filmmaker who wants to stay in business for the long run, it will be discipline that gets you there. 

On today’s solo episode, I want to talk about some of my hard-learned lessons in becoming profitable. It was developing a sense of discipline that allowed me to work smartly, efficiently, and effectively.

Over the years, I’ve gained tools that allow me to profit more and keep my business sustainable. Central to this is creating target goals for your year. You need to know what you want to achieve. Then you can work backward from that goal to put in place the necessary actionable steps. I do this every year. It informs what I do every day.

During this time, I’ve discovered and honed several other great tools and strategies to foster discipline. This means not looking at my phone until I’ve achieved something. I’ve created a quiet space for contemplation and have a plan for each day. I create a morning routine to get into the daily rhythm and avoid interruptions. I promise that you’ll get more done for your video business once you incorporate these steps into your regular habits.

What is the one thing you keep putting off? Tell me in the comments below!


In this Episode

  • The link between profitability and time
  • Creating measurable targets and goals to achieve your business goals
  • My five tools for building discipline
  • What happens when you prioritize difficult tasks


6:10“We need to be profitable. If we’re not profitable, we’re not going to be in business for long.”
15:44“If it’s something that could help move your business forward, do it now.”
27:04“Having a rhythm and committing to that rhythm is going to help you get more things done.”



Ryan Koral

Ryan Koral is an entrepreneur, producer and business strategist from Tell Studios, a video production agency with a big heart for authentic stories that build brands and inspire action. He’s a husband (mostly happily for like 16+ years), has 3 kiddos, and has an annoying – but infectious – laugh.

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