HOW FEELING HEALTHY LEADS TO SUCCESS
noun: the state of being free from illness or injury. A person's mental or physical condition
Have you ever made a decision to do something to improve your health while you were already feeling healthy? Usually the focus on improving health only happens when we don’t feel great or we don’t like the way we look.
Que the New Year’s resolutions... that never make it to February. The online workout memberships that you buy all the props for and never even take a class,. The gym memberships that you see on your credit card statement every month and don’t cancel because this week you are totally going to go at least 5 times. Or you go to Whole Foods and spend 1 million dollars on beautifully packaged overpriced “healthy” food and stock your kitchen to the max and swear you will be having lunch and dinner at home 4 times per week but then find yourself at Sweet Green and your neighborhood restaurant more that ever? Maybe you decide you are going to start meditating but first you need the perfect zen meditation corner in your home so you spend days researching the most perfect pillows and candles, set it all up and find you are too busy and “can’t meditate" so now your pet has the perfect hang out.
The pressure we feel from social media to share pictures and document all these “health” improvements only add to the consumer hamster wheel that this has all become. What if you did it when there wasn’t something that you wanted to fix? What if you simply did it to keep getting better?
Doesn’t it make sense to make your overall health your top priority because without it there is no chance you can have happiness or lasting success? We only get one body and how we treat it is reflected in every aspect of our lives especially in our work.
If we look at all the top brands we admire - they are always evolving. Apple doesn’t wait for you to complain about your iPhone and then design a better version. Instead, they make a great iPhone that you love and immediately start to work on making a better version that they will sell to you in the future. Many people even stand in line outside in the cold to buy this “better iPhone”!
Porsche has been making the beloved 911 since 1963 because they are always getting better and better. They created the Macan in 2013 to sell as a second car to all the 911 devotees (I consider this one of the greatest innovations of my generation). It handles like a 911 but is an SUV - brilliant!
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel started out making hats and I for one am grateful she decided to make handbags.
I think you get the point. These brands made incredible products that we are all in love with but what makes them even greater is they never stop getting greater.
What if you looked at your health as your brand and decided to add one simple thing that would move you in the direction of feeling and looking better without waiting for something to go wrong? The foundation of health is everything and getting out ahead of it will keep you sharper and greater in every aspect of your life, especially your business. When you feel great - you do great.
We all have busy lives. The pressures of work and family are ever present. Quotas and business goals don’t pause so you can make your health a priority so the best way to focus on being healthy is to form healthy habits that camouflage into your busy life. Start with one and do it for 30 days consistently. No matter what and no excuses. In fact, if you are going to make excuses don’t even bother reading further.
If you commit to this it is important that you follow through. Innovation and improvement takes commitment and discipline but most fail because they take on something that adds stress to their lives and they give up. We are looking to enhance your life experience and improve your life so this should be something that is going to fit into your life and make you feel better.
Here are some TIPS AND TRICKS on how to do this easily and effectively.
- Start simple and small. Start with one thing and commit to it for 30 days. You will notice they don’t cost anything and are easily accessible no matter where in the world you live.
Here are some examples:
- Commit to drinking 3 liters of water each day. I added this and it changed my life (message me if you want to know how I did this easily).
- Walk outside without your phone for 10 minutes 5 days per week. Schedule this like a meeting in your calendar.
- Stop looking at your phone or computer 30 minutes before you fall asleep.