Staying Healthy and On Top of Your Game

Mar 12, 2024 | Events, Growth Tips, Planning, Strategy

As a business leader you have the responsibility to stay healthy and inspire others.

People look up to you, and they depend on you for their professional future and financial stability.

Quite a few years ago I was told by my doctor that I needed to go on medication in order to not die young like my grandfather.

It was the quick fix. (Or was it?)

The road less traveled.

Instead, as a family we decided that we would make some shifts in our approach to life.

We took the road less traveled to get healthier — It takes time, the right strategy, and a team effort. (Sound familiar?)

I travel a lot for work — and my clients ask me now how I stay fit?

Here are some of the things that I have incorporated into my lifestyle, to keep me going for the long run.

Six Step To Staying On Top Of Your Game:

1. Stay active every day.

Using a Fitbit, I aim for 10k steps daily (my crazy wife aims for 15k.) Having 3 dogs helps!

I also have a daily goal to burn 2k calories (your goals will vary). On an active day I’ll blow past that mark.

At the end of the day, my wife and I compare Fitbit results. It helps to have a workout partner.

2. Eat the good carbs only.

We eat good carbs and avoid the bad carbs (those that score high on the glycemic index, google it for more info).

It’s similar to Keto I think, but easier to maintain and much healthier for you.

I also don’t eat in the morning, but hey, that’s me.

3. Various workouts weekly.

I’ll see a trainer 3x a week and do a mix of weights, ab workouts, etc.

Plus I mix it up with tennis, biking, hiking, yoga, and walks with dogs in the park.

Gotta keep it interesting and keep the blood flowing!

Btw, all this creates periodic PT for me because I keep pushing myself too hard. But that’s another story.

4. Avoid processed foods.

We only cook with fresh ingredients and always have a lot of green veggies.

Don’t get me wrong, we live in New Orleans and we like to eat out.

Life needs to be fun.

5. Share your approach with your spouse.

It helps to have a partner in crime who is on the same page with you.

It’s hard enough to do this alone.

6. Incorporate down time.

As Arnold will tell you (Austrian accent) “When you work out, your body needs recovery time between efforts.”

And when you work hard in the office, your brain needs recovery time as well.

Include breaks and keep yourself fresh!

Your challenge. Walking-the-talk takes one step at a time.

It’s a lot to undertake all this. Pick one area to improve on.

One of these will also help:

  • Hire people to hold you accountable.
  • Have a partner in crime. If it’s not your spouse, then maybe a best friend.
  • Get a dog.

Above all else, keep it enjoyable—otherwise you won’t do it.

Remember what the captain says: put on your own oxygen mask first!


P.S. To inspire your team and build your business, you can also take them to our Summer Growth Summit. Details coming soon.