Why am I talking about yoga on my business blog??
Let’s get real here: at the end of the day, what’s most important in life isn’t how much money you made or how successful your business was. It’s how well you lived your life. And part of living well is living well. As in, living healthy. This isn’t the first time I’ve bugged you about your health.
See these posts, both by me:
These days, we hear a lot about the mind-body connection, which I’ve recently come to realize is, well, kind of stupid.
Okay, okay, don’t freak out. I’ll explain. Why is the “mind-body connection” a stupid concept? Because your mind is already a part of your body!! Why do we talk so much about mind and body as if they’re different, separate things? They’re not! It’s all the same thing!
Once I realize that the mind and body are one and the same, I also realized that whatever I do to my body, I also to do my brain, meaning if I put junk in my body—fake foods, fast foods, and frankenfoods, for example—then I’m putting junk into my brain as well.
Because your brain and how well it works is the heart of your business, a badly fueled brain means a badly fueled business. And a badly fueled business is an unsuccessful business.
In short, your health is massively important to the success of your business and to the success of your life. This issue goes far beyond having more energy or avoiding the dangers of sedentary work.
Why I’m A Tough Sell When It Comes to Exercise
I’ve tried a lot of workouts in my time. I was a fan of Tae-Bo in the 90s. I’ve lifted weights with a personal trainer. I’ve done a 3-day, 27-mile walk for breast cancer. I have a treadmill desk. I’ve attempted P90X (and ended up laying on the floor, laughing hysterically—are they serious?) I have workouts from Jillian Michaels, I’ve done spinning, Zumba, Pilates, and aerobics (including a water aerobics class that turned out to be big with the senior citizen crowd), and lots more. Thing is, I never liked any of these activities.