Do you strive to cultivate a work culture that is happy and productive, focused and results-driven? Do you strive to both challenge and nurture your team? Do you, with your team, set out to solve some of the world’s biggest problems?
One of the things I consistently hear from leaders is they feel burned-out and unsure of how to balance what matters most, with everything else in their life.
Tom said to me, “I’d love to be more spiritual. I used to be, but I’m not anymore. I don’t know why. I think work took over my life”
Susan said, “I’ve accomplished everything I set out to achieve in my life. I’ve got a beautiful home. A wonderful family. A very full life, but I don’t know who I am anymore. I got lost along the way.”
One of the things I consistently say is, “You can’t successfully do anything over the long-haul, if you do not successfully take care of you.”
You can hire the very best consultants to help you learn how to be the best leader. You can learn cutting-edge business strategies to learn how to bring out the best in yourself and your team. But to consistently cultivate a high-performing work culture, make no mistake, it all begins with you.
Everything in your life circles back to how you care for you.
You know how the saying goes, “How you do anything is how you do everything.”
Your health and your energy impact everything, your attitude, your outlook on life, your focus, your productivity, your ability to be a high-performer… your happiness.
Without acknowledging and attending to this, everything else is like icing on a mud pie — it’s like chasing a tail that you can never quite reach.
When you go out to dinner, never underestimate the power of consistent healthy food choices.
When you plan your week ahead, never underestimate the importance of scheduling in exercise.
When you’re co-workers invite you out to Happy Hour, and the night gets late and the festivities grow strong, never underestimate the value of saying no, leaving early to get to bed early, choosing healthy lifestyle habits across the board, to choose you, and what matters most to you.
You are the most important lynchpin to your team’s success. It all comes back to you. Not in a burdensome way, but in your health and wellbeing matters kind of way.
If you are responsible for leading your team to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, you’d be sorely remiss if you stepped over the ways your heath and wellbeing impact the results you all achieve. Statistics say it’s high-time you attend to your health and wellbeing.
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