EP 8 – How Discipline and Action Lead to Success with Renard Walker

Sep 27, 2022 | Podcast, Right Now

How Discipline and Action Lead to Success with Renard Walker

The right discipline and action lead to success. But it takes time and effort to see results. Discipline equals order. When we have discipline, we know how to take action and when to do it. We can identify which ones are our priorities and plan out the steps we must take.      

Disciplining ourselves does not mean we are punishing our minds and body. Rather, we train ourselves to behave in certain conduct. And when we train to obey this code of conduct, success follows.

Of course, it is possible for us to do it, but not all can develop it. It takes time, passion, will, and determination to call someone “disciplined”. So, how can we do it? How can one use discipline to earn success?

Our Guest

In today’s episode, we would like to introduce you to Renard Walker, a man of action. He is currently a travel nurse, planning his wedding, and studying to become a psych NP. He is also launching Straight Action, his new business which sells vintage fashion. How does he juggle all these roles and stay motivated? Find out on the show.


The questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We go off-topic all the time so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know.

Looking forward to our conversation!

  1. Can you give us a brief background about yourself?
  2. We wanted to have you on with the 5th pillar in mind, Right Now. It’s all about taking action and it looks like you take a lot of action with everything you have going on.
    1. Were you always involved with so many things at once?
    2. What is your driving factor? What motivates you?
    3. Did you always have support?
    4. How did you push past the hurdles?
  3. How was the transition from being a nurse to a business owner? 
    1. You own your own business focused on vintage fashion called str8 action vintage, what was your inspiration? Was fashion something you were always passionate about?
    2. You went from a field of taking orders to giving the orders and planning the course of action.
  4. Psych NP school is another major jump in your life.
    1. Were you always drawn to psychology and human behavior?
    2. Do you think people are their own critics? We often have ideas and goals that don’t get done, but that isn’t because someone is preventing us from doing them, it’s usually because of ourselves.
  5. How do you stay organized and on top of everything?
  6. How do you prioritize your mental health to stay sharp with everything you’re currently juggling?
    1. Being self-aware is a major player in our success.
      1. 85% of the things you are concerned about will never happen.
    2. How do you stay positive during challenging obstacles to overcome?
  7. You mentioned you’re currently obsessed with Eric Thomas. What has he mentored you through in your life journey?


Before we end the show, we have one last question we like to ask all our guests. If you had one last chance to share a piece of advice with the world, what would you share? 

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00:00 Introduction
01:20 About Renard Walker
02:02 How to manage a lot of things all at the same time.
03:01 How to keep yourself motivated
05:46 Why entrepreneurship over nursing
07:48 The troubles of being a nurse to being an entrepreneur
09:45 The mentality to have in running a business
12:11 The importance of support and a team in the business
18:46 How to beat the deadline
20:03 Becoming a Psych Nurse Practitioner
21:43 Interesting stuff about Psychology
25:40 The true meaning of successful and productive
26:21 How to maintain optimal performance
28:25 How to bounce back from hitting rock bottom
33:02 What makes Renard relax
35:38 The last piece of advice to share
37:44 Wrapping up the episode