The Entrepreneurial Benefits of Healthy Living
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I've noticed an interesting trend among ambitious businesspeople: a tendency to neglect their health.
They seem to think that they can get away with treating their bodies poorly. In the pursuit of success, they end up pulling all-nighter after all-nighter, eating cheap, quick junk food to get back to work as soon as possible, drinking tons of coffee, and spending hours hunched over the keyboard.
I've been in those kinds of situations, and I admire their dedication, but I've also come to learn that a weak body leads to a weak mind. The most successful entrepreneurs I know of take care of themselves. They exercise, they eat well, and they make sure they get enough sleep. They have learned that a belief in their own value is necessary, and part of that means investing in self-care. This guy even bases his entire course around empowering self-care.
There hasn't been a lot about exercise, fitness, and health on Warrior Spirit lately. I got a little burned out. But that doesn't mean those things aren't a central part of what it takes to live with courage. You need to have a strong body to feel confident and clear. Your clarity and confidence is dependent on your health.
I'm not saying being as healthy as possible is all you need. It definitely is not. But it is one necessary component.
- Being healthy sends the message to yourself that you believe in your own value. This will help you act more confident.
- An appearance of health and being put together leads others to treat you with respect.
- Health leads to sharp, incisive thinking and creative ideas.
- It allows you to work harder and longer.
- It helps you feel better, which makes you optimistic and forward-thinking.
- Being habitually healthy means you can rely upon a certain baseline of energy and you won't be sidetracked by minor illness.
- Health and strength gives us a feeling of being able to overcome obstacles, which directly translates to success in life.
If you'd like to see some of what I've written on health, wellness, and exercise in the past, here's a list of links:
Move and Be Free: How quality movement can help you feel more freedom and confidence
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