Why self discipline is so hard

Today’s article is inspired by my own procrastination ,its Friday today and my post is late by 3hrs .There is no excuses for not delivering in time it’s all based on the lack of myself discipline ,because I’m going through this right now I can easily see the challenges causing it.

  1. Laziness and excuse artists

Hard important things are not easy to do, the easy things to do you do them without thinking and the things that’s you have habit of doing comes easy. But new one’s like writing this blogs earlier on its easy and exciting but as I keep going enthusiasm get low and the only thing that’s can keep me of float is myself discipline.

Being lazy is common drag and waste time doing shinny things or things that’s won’t have any results. I have had time today to be in a place of physical work and its easy to see things that’s will make a huge impact there but one guy was busy cutting corners in a serious job you need to discipline yourself to avoid doing too much housekeeping and less productive work cause your supervisor will notice you and make sure you are the 1st to go when times are hard.

Excuses are the killer of self discipline that’s why they are negatively affective, if you don’t do something important and have a reason why you don’t do it then you are safe. But in reality you will be legging behind and excuses never shows up when it’s time to show some productivity and time keeps spinning.

So what’s you need to do every time you find a reason to do something, just do it or do nothing and see what’s will happen. Here is an example you have a task that’s you need to do and you are craving TV series rather than choosing the latter ,decide to do nothing if you get bored do the important task then after that’s it will open the window after you have finished it to actually enjoy the series.

2. Its require endurance and a goodwill

Watching a TV series produced by 50 cent called For Life, the starring shows a serious courage from being a convict to becoming a lawyer since he was arrested for the thing he didn’t do. He endured and disciplined himself to read hard law books and  started appealing to court and helping other inmates like him ,while he is trying to get the files of his own case and people behind this scandal haven’t give up and they suppress all his efforts but he doesn’t give up.

That’s discipline on steroids maybe there are no consequences of not doing what you supposes to do but trust me there are always those underneath but maybe it’s not like the above story where all odds seems to be against you.

Life on its own is hard add something that’s you suppose to do everyday then its way harder. Employers have to constantly motivate their workers to love and see value in their work and after few year add a little drip but worker still finds reason’s to strike and do all sorts of inefficiency they can get its end up being a habit that’s people needs pep talk and the problem starts when a person try to start his or her own business and have to motivate himself and his worker’s.

So self discipline is hard but the reason for that’s is we don’t know that there is such thing, our why’s are lame the strong one’s are through nature like having a kid now imagine hustling for your child and focusing on bettering his life and end up forgetting about yours and not knowing how your child will turn out is a real mystery that’s why the discipline should come from within and your north star be your better self.

3. Its needs giving up the good stuff

Delaying gratification is a normal thing for people who are successful and those who are going to be .It’s hard to not eat your favorite food so you can stay on shape, it’s hard to save more than 10% so you can achieve your financial goals earlier, it’s hard to maintain the relationship schedule to make your love life work on your busy life but that’s what’s you need to do to get all of the above right.

Person who is going to make it in what’s ever he or she is doing avoids distractions, also avoids shinny things and trends and most importantly don’t try to impress other people they know what’s their doing is more important to their lives than a friend opinion.

Showing up is what’s its takes to start going in a right direction, the physical work I’m talking about since I work for myself I have a tendency of showing up whenever I like but I do what’s I can when I get there, I can try to do more and wake up early but I believe in effectiveness and lie to myself that’s I’m using the 80/20 rule. I know I can come early and leave late and fool around all the time or just come at 10 and work hard for 3 hours then leave until I reach my target.

4. No one or few people practice it.

Worker’s constantly come late at work be different, at church no one likes to start a song be different, in class no one likes to give the teacher the answer be different, no one wants to play midfielder take that’s position and master it. In most cases you can be the opposite of what’s most people are doing and do what’s they hate and win in life that’s all it takes.

Don’t be scared of other people actually build a system for yourself to not be scared of people ,my uncle is better at this I know him he was a cop and people became his friends. He’s famous and can get along with anyone his discipline to master that’s skill and ability to make a small talk has became handy in his own life, he was an investigator and people were open to him a shared what’s they knew, maybe you may argue that’s he learnt this at police academy but I may respond the discipline to apply those tools is what’s important.

I learn the people’s skill by practicing it and once I move away from people for the long period of time I found myself beginning to be an introvert which is not a good trait for person who is ambitious like me.

5. The audience  put some pressure

I will start by saying show people you’re positive traits as soon as you can, you hard working ethics and more. Show that’s side of you so it won’t be like you are changing all of the sudden, or you will have spectator’s that’s won’t do you any good.

The remarks and gossips and who said what’s about you ,why you are working so hard and so on try to be in a space where this is not too much. You need it to guide you but if it all you get then you are bound to be stopped in your tracks. People you need are those who are engaged like you in something this are winner’s .ever since I started something most business people has gave me courage and great influence and positivity.

One said you charging too low ,other said I see you one day having a million rand and that’s really caught me off guard but it’s meant a lot and I’m positive I will get there and I’m working towards it so hard and the understanding I have is there are conventional ways of doing things and there are really business savvy ways all hard work but require self discipline.

Thanks for catching up with us, LnM we are nothing without you keep grooming yourself and win. I don’t consider myself a motivation talker or something like that’s .i am a practical person and sometimes when I give an advice people don’t take it because its requires self discipline like the other day my little brother who stays with my father said he wants’ 4k so he can trade  but he don’t have it.

I told him to save and skip his birthday celebration this year and on December forget about new clothes because all this require discipline he came back and suggested what’s if he sells his laptop?

I figure I don’t have to answer that it’s what’s app and nothing he can see anyway. So if you ask a person an advice be sure you really needs it and respect that person enough to argue and tell why this advice won’t work for you than going to look for another crazy plan and present it to him/ her. If you knew what’s you were going to do why bother other people?

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How to write as an amateur

Welcome to LnM and don’t be offended by the title of today’s topic, but I realized when starting writing this blogs that’s there was nothing special about writing. You just have to pay attention to other people’s format and repeat with different message or same message putted differently from your own experience.

Today I will touch on writing a song and anything you might want to write. My understanding there are few reason to writing like talking is to get a feedback or a messages across ,you can use it as a form of mediation as a reminder and lastly to teach someone or many people at once following certain system.

Do the work

  1. You are not an amateur if you have something to say

Platforms like social media makes people write for terrible agenda’s but if you are reading this I want you to shift your mind. Think of something valuable you can write about that’s unique to you that’s you think people can benefits from.

That’s it’s all its takes see for me I once reply on twitter on Microsoft post where they want to revolutionize the journalism industry and they wanted people views , I replied and because there is no spelling corrector there I sent the messages but it’s had a lot of grammar so that’s me admitting to the fact that’s there is terrible writing .But I saw tons of like because others understood what’s I was trying to say and only blame the grammar which lead me to putting in browser spelling corrector and that’s when my handicap disappeared ,Microsoft word had me lazy to master spelling but either way I leverage it and avoid unnecessary work.

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2. You need to know how to think deeply /connect the dots from the main subject to pieces

English is not my mother’s tong but it doesn’t matter its mine now, what’s important is that’s when you write you don’t deviate too much from the reason why you pick up your fingers and type on the first place.

And know if you have a format you have created for yourself like saying like me ,I don’t write below 5 points so whatever I’m talking about I should think even points that’s doesn’t exists to hit my target lollI’m kidding but you get the point.

I could write one script for 3 days because points may be missing at the moment I started so when I get back at it the next day I’m fresh , I keep going. Pay attention to all your material and reread your subtitles to not repeat the same things in different ways ,this apply to artists as well using same unique words on your lyrics or lines makes you seem lazy and not appreciated by your fans. As much as I always suggest writing from a stand point of writing for yourself realize you shouldn’t fool you. As people we want something fresh and new every time.

3. Tackle real issues

By this point you are a writer and for you to be recognized as a better amateur you need to come through at an issue and break it apart and put your powerful two sense. Meaning don’t hurry talking and using information other people already said about the subject , let it cool off and start to do your due diligence as a writer.

I will refer again to corona virus the songs was coming left and write from artists talking about this in its early stages, I waited and manage to do a three verse song with most of what’s has happened and my take about it. You see when you do that’s by then you have all the facts like Mr.

Warren Buffet say’s I don’t care what’s the stock market is doing for as long as I know the facts. So don’t try to pick up the trends writers are original and so should you .What’s has worked for me the most is to write more from my experiences than through research why is that’s because its seems practical for my readers.

4. We are all thinkers, become a great one

Writers put their thought into papers then average people put all their thought in to action even if it’s harmful one. Wealthy people write a lot, I wouldn’t imagine myself spending a day without jotting anything down my point here just know to be great in life you should write.

Be your goals ,Budget and so on its associated with writing and most importantly write reminders of things you must do and things you already done and keep a head space in your head. I putted wealthy people so you can be encouraged to do it. Please don’t take the writing practice and rally people with it or thinks if people write something different from you they are not writer’s or they’re bad ones. I don’t consider myself a great thinker but the thought and ideas I get from reading other peoples work is amazing.

I hate the fact that’s math’s comes hard to me but words don’t so to become great at something also consider your weaknesses ,maybe you should be a statistician or a logical thinker and really crush people’s emotional weaknesses when they take decisions without contacting the head 1st. So on that’s case you love math simplify it for people like us and make it attractive and I’m sure I can read that’s.

Learning is now so easy , to the point that ignorant is stupid


5. Only do outlines if you are writing a huge content like a book or more than 5 pages

Other writer’s may disagree and that’s ok , but my goal here is to make a amateur love to write so once I get too technical I will lose that’s guy or girl. Don’t draw your points for a side points you just wrote unless it’s part of research. But it’s your own dreams and horror’s you experienced just follow your memory and tell us what’s happened.

As of writing this how to write for beginners, I have no other person’s opinion because I cannot confirm that’s and I have no outline either all I do is I write about the things I know. I stare at my title and see value I can give out of it.

 There are steps like editing and proof reading in a  writing process , for now I’m asking you to do it yourself or do things once and lets the world figure .right now I’m writing from that’s stand point all I know if you squeeze my work hard enough you will find the juice.


6. Why anyone should practice writing?

For legacy purposes, for meditation purposes when you write you get lost and really focus so I want that’s experience for you. Reading is the same thing and way better because through reading you get to have a sense of knowing new thing and your horizon get broaden.

And to be honest with you if I didn’t read the books, I would’ve not written anything in my life. Tweets and posts is not writing and the reasons behind that’s writing is wrong. No one entertain meaningful things there so you always get discouraged. Not hating on this platforms but when you write, write and when you play, play. A bonus what’s writing will do to you, you will stop wanting to write on social media its will seem lame and not life altering.

You don’t need a new hit, you need a budget

Today’s piece is inspired by the conversation we are having with a lady cheese McKenzie , we were supposed to do a song long time ago , now she asks why that’s hasn’t happen now I had to explain that’s we now acting like big companies , we don’t do a song without a budget now check outs this points for more information.

  1. It’s pointless to do a song without a plan.

The mistake I always tell artists to avoid on this blog is don’t do things for free ,now I want to add ,don’t rush to ask for money if you are not there yet practice and grow and see when you ready to charge and know you can manage to keep money coming in and don’t end up with one sale per month. Getting back to my point as you are getting paid to do music related things you also need to pay people who will create awareness about you and your music…

No matter how small is a budget #cash
  1. Music Video
  2. Mixing and Mastering
  3. Submission and Plugging
  4. Public Relation (Magazines and Newspaper and Blogs)

Bear in mind other of these things you can do for yourself so start by taking your chances before getting a middle man or you will get screwed all your life for being lazy and ignorant. But for musicians for now these above costs are fixed and technology improves with a price.

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  • 2 Who you do a song with

Featuring anyone will cost you your brand reputation, firstly featuring someone unknown won’t take you anywhere instead it will make awareness of that’s person unless that’s person is really good like the guy we featured on Vosho called Caleb. You need someone who comes and add value on a song not someone who comes and make people wonder why you put this person on a song. On Vosho the vocalist did song great to the point that’s people wants to feature him and we grateful for that’s its show we made a conscious choice.

Here you don’t use a friendship to work with a person ,other thing I want to stress if the person is part of a song not featured he’s investment on a song should be same as ya’ll ,if the track succeed he wins like ya’ll do and if its fail you know the story. But I want to add some people have big name brads already and by featuring that’s person is 100% of contribution and he wants to earn 50% afterwards its fine don’t argue , you have a lot to lose compare to him.

  • 3 Put together some budget and push the hit you did 5 years ago.

Song’s of the year are normally old songs ,why because when that’s people did that’s song ,they were hungry and didn’t think they will make it eventually .So this point might say record a song like you record a song of the year because we might never know. But get back to the point you not lacking Hits , you lack money or you have money but you don’t see your music as a great investment because you don’t know when this will pay off ,so new sneakers win. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life but portion of your income should go to music if you are a artist and as of writing here 90% of mine this year is going to music and the reason being I think I have reached my tipping point and the habit is good knowing that’s girls are not eating my money, stores are not eating my money but what’s I have dedicated my only life to does.

Here is the little secret, there is information we want to reveal face to face the day we meet because it will be more effective then telling it here. How bad you want this info its will depend on you reaching out. So we not saying save a money for a single no the money you get do something related to a single which will make it ready for the world.

I’m not a ‘Business-Man’! I’m a Business… man! Let me handle my business, damn!Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.

Jayz , Shawn Corey Carter

  • 4 Don’t record everyday

When you starting out its okay to record everyday and strengthen your muscle of being an artist. But now you know your story learn other aspect of music that’s you don’t know like reading articles like this ,and learn more about what’s you need to do to be different in your industry. So I have made it easy , you can read 1 article a day and become smarter or go straight to a book but I know us black people we dread reading instead of trying another hit ,try reading ,how to make a hit song. Budget your time as much as you budget your money ,I know producers don’t seems to have a long term goal that’s isn’t tied to an artist and for all of my friends there get away from that’s notion artists dumps producers every day with or without success while you have dedicated your life to make him a star , he wakes up one day and decides to be a alcoholic and be cool around his neighborhood so I thought I should put that’s in there .On Budgeting time I was trying to say we as producers we tend to spend most of our time in a computer without knowing what’s project is important ,here how I measure myself ,what’s can I do that’s will pay me money for sure , not now but in a very near future then beats are now my answer and its wasn’t always like that’s ,I built beats for years and gave it to my artists for free and I lost lot of money because even when we sold cdz truth and honesty didn’t play part so I let it go , now I sell my beats its what’s I do every day and I have customers ,if I could stop now its would be a huge mistake and I want to correct this here , big artists are not my customers upcoming artists are. So instead of recording and so on I write this even though I still don’t know how I’m going to benefit but music started this way as well, passion and love to help people like me.

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  • 5 When you have a budget, back it up with a hit.

Trap music seems to be garbage to old school artists, and I’m sure there is that’s to it but we have some hits as well, what’s this trappers normally have is money their background is usually good but talents lacks now I want to contradict myself make hits so that’s you will win people’s hearts even if you pay for them to hear your work. We know people loves anything on media ,but can you imagine being loved by most people even those who have specific genre just because you good at yours? People like Lucky Dube did reggae but we know they cause they were universal apart from being backed by companies and soon enough we going to show you guys that’s companies are illusions and are there to make money out of artists and create jobs ,unless we found the companies , people who doesn’t know music will come in a pay the budget that’s we are talking about and control everything you spit on the microphone , what’s to say and what’s not to say and no one artist loves that’s , we are matured enough to know what’s deliver or not A&R are important but we are the foundations ,that’s why as artists we should feed our minds with good information and TV series we watch so our songs will have rich content. So make a hit as a guarantee that’s your song is repeated not just by radio but by fans.

Well that’s how my  day end with you today come back tomorrow and have a daily dose of growth and actually do things we suggests and come back for a feedback , we not trying to inspire you here or motivate you .we just tell you what’s you can do to reach the level we at. So do follow ULwaz No Makhula in all social media so you will see we are for real. Bonus point

  • 6 Try to have above average budget

I think this is the most important point ,before I elaborate as I’m writing this script know maybe I might give up one day and not live up to my words , giving up means I died too soon or lost my voice or lost my mind is some way loll. But where im going with this if your life is made out of a passion , creative work any art or you’ve grow to love your work to the point that’s you could work for free .Do this instead of investing certain percentage on your craft ,music or painting or whatever invest all your money and time in it for at least 2 years and see if there wont be a difference. Now how do I suggest you do this . Things like

  1. Putting your work on Radio and TV
  2. Boost a song online
  3. Have a famous ambassador representing your brand & PR
  4. Booked in big gigs

This things are so expensive to the point that’s most artists thinks are only for celebrities ,while the opposite is really the truth ,this is what’s makes celebrities in the first place .Companies invests in these things for their artists and collects the royalties & now we have people like Dj Maphorisa competing with big companies because they realized where to put their money and the guy isn’t really working hands on music but uses the best talent he can get like Dj tira and I respect this guys and I only suggests they should expand their portfolio and learn other businesses like Meek Mill and Jayz cause the new term we all just learnt about called Pandemic proves to us all that’s we need to be way smarter and yet fundamental to survive. Goodbye

5 Things not to do in stage

Welcome to another segment of ULwaz no Makhula Show where we teach artists like us whets we have applied to make our songs stand out on social media which led to having them popular around the world.

Its not whats you don’t know thats hurts you , its whats you know thats isn’t so


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1. Don’t waste time introducing yourselves and spoiling the show momentum.

We always ask big dogs in the game to constantly make conferences so they can tell us about this stuff. Have you ever see Black Coffee busy shouting his name before he plays no. Have you ever see Duncan saying hold it my selector Hi my name is Duncan from KwaMashu No. any big act get to work when they get on stage because they know they will do their best work and people they will ask each other who was that . Then word of mouth maybe by then they will be sourber enough to follow you on socials. This also set the bar low, imagines getting after ULwaz No Makhula and do this just Kidding but you get the point…let’s move on to.

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 2. Don’t start performing without knowing the arrangement of your set.

Skip , Skip , Skip while we payed to see you do your thing now you and your Dj are making us fans to lose our mojo.And the Promoter is looking at you on the VIP Section. So avoid this know your set by heart if you going to use their resident dj. Its makes you look unprofessional and when your time is over you will be mad on the host for doing his work cutting you cause you were ski skip loll.

this is one way to perfom

3. Don’t play with booze on hand, or don’t perform drunken period.

Okay this one may offend a lot of people even our allies but that not our goal, our goal is to help young boys like us take action towards their talent with this tools in hand. We don’t drink but we have seen people literally drinking their career down the drain. Avoid alcohol in business settings, if you treat music as business doesn’t drink before your studio session and before your performance. I don’t know if it’s true but Ambitious Entertainment doesn’t sign you if you drink alcohol so for all of us aspiring to be signed lets choose our poisons wisely.

4. Don’t do your moves at the VIPs session (You diminishing your brand).

Be peoples person, laugh at the event, engage in conversation just don’t Dance in a place you are booked in as a respected artist. Hold your standards, behave properly don’t bother the person who invited you, quiet you passion baby of wanting to kill a crowd now…I know this points are kind of out to this segment theme but this are all things you shouldn’t do. Don’t look to bored either loll yes check your phone ,but talk to your friends while waiting to perform eating for other type of genre wouldn’t be relevant but you can by some meat and eat .we are also guilty here we don’t eat in shows but that have to change. It will make the experience more memorable R100 per person then you good to go. So the key to this point don’t be centre of unnecessary attention.

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5. Don’t be late, If you early try to perform if threes an opening.

This point is all about humbling yourself , most upcoming artist may want to act like celebrities  when they start to get some gigs , if there’s a time slot try sticking to it or do much better be there when there’s a gab of someone late.. Understanding the promoters frustration will work on your favor, whether your dope was amazing or not he/ she will remember you on the next show .Being late is not acceptable in any place even church so in life try to keeping track of your time always set an hour more unless you are a busy person by nature that means you will make use of your schedule as usual….

This episode wasn’t easy putting together if you can add please add on the comments , if this video was insightful like it and most importantly Subscribe and press the notification so you will know when we back for more…as for ULwaz No Makhula we have a new single called USgidi its should appear on you Google. Before we love you and leave you Bonus.

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6. Don’t forget to pay attention while others are on stage coz you will get in eventually.

Paying attention is cheap but most artists take it for granted, our artists here don’t have a privilege of making a sound check so, there will be surprises no matter how good the sound is. Look few performances and see whets not to do. Where the mic makes lot of noise, how far can you go with a cordless mic before singing for yourself loll, why others you can’t hear them are they holding mic incorrectly.

Study the crowd which songs do they vibe to the most , if it’s your 1st time get your nerves early and think of how can you avoid chocking ,should you use a song or a beat coz the sound is bad ..Look at all that then go in and blow them away.

Hope you learned and enjoyed this episode next week or anytime after that we will have more content like this for you to make powerful music and entertain people .this are ULwaz No Makhula on all socials we are out see you on the next one washa wena!