I had the pleasure of chatting with long time friend and amazing personal trainer Jeff Phillips. He was telling me that one of the benefits his clients get from working with him is a clearer head and better mental outlook to take on the day. Problems seem much easier to tackle when you are feeling fit and energized!
How are you feeling on a daily basis? How is your health? How is that effecting how you deal with the issues that arise in your business and how you operate from day to day? How is this effecting your relationships with your current and potential clients? Are you vibrant and full of life, ready to take on whatever they throw at you? Or are you running late to meetings and missing deadlines because you just don’t have the energy to handle the workload?
Imagine 2 scenarios:
A) You’re running late to work, so you skip breakfast. By the time lunch rolls around, you’re starving. On your way to a meeting, you drive through a fast food place and order a burger, fries and a large diet coke because you need the caffeine to stay awake. How do you think you are going to feel when you get to that meeting? How is that going to effect your first impression on this potential client?
B) You’re running late to work, so you grab a hard-boiled egg and a banana to eat on the way. By mid-morning you are starting to get a little hungry, so you eat the pack of almonds you have stashed in your desk drawer. On your way to a meeting, you run into a sandwich shop and grab a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with extra veggies. You’re blood sugars haven’t been on a roller coaster ride, like in scenario A, so you don’t need to caffeine. You opt for a large bottle of water. How do you think you are going to feel when you get to that meeting? How is that going to effect your first impression on this potential client?
If things are not going as you would like in your business, or in your life in general, take a look at what’s going on with your health and nutrition. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you drinking enough water? Getting the right amount of nutrients from fruits and vegetables? See if there are small changes you can make, and notice the changes in your ability to take on the day! There is always going to be a crisis or meltdown at work when you’re running on 4 hours of sleep, caffeine and sugar!
I want to hear from you! How are you health habits effecting how you do business?