I’m often struck by how almost superficially the advice to "get out of your comfort zone" is bandied about. What's so astounding to me is that this advice is rarely if ever given with any substantive follow up about what you step into.
Whenever I play the game Bananagrams, I am reminded of how winning in this game requires some key tactics that also happen to be critical to building success and fulfillment in our work.
The career equivalent of being frozen in carbonite is the inertia that sets in and holds us in place. Whether that’s bogged down in burn out, or uninspired due to a lack of challenge and growth.
You balance spreadsheets all day long, and you alone secured enough capital to back your business for the next five years. Yet when it comes to remaining “business presentable” – youthful, invigorated and bright-eyed, you’ve bought into the “a face lift and all that goes with it is a $18,000 investment minimum” myth.
Think back to one year ago. Was this year all that you dreamed and wished? Why? Why not?
Companies are realizing that when you give people back their time, they will make you more money. It seems counter-intuitive, but it's really quite logical.
Cross paths with interesting or influential people you find everywhere, whether or not you see immediate benefits, and your network will begin to grow in powerful and unimagined ways.
So if you want to become healthier and exercise more in 2016, don't go sign up for a gym membership and only show up for the first two weeks. Instead, when you are ready to take a restroom break, walk to the restroom that is farthest away from your desk, or the one on another floor.
Too many business owners go into business looking for an immediate Ozzie and Harriet "lifestyle business", assuming that they can step right in working four or five days a week. Success almost never comes that way. It was the willingness to go all in and be completely imbalanced on the front end that allows me to be imbalanced now in the direction of free time.
Any time we can flip a serious situation into a place of levity, we instantly ignite the part of the brain which allows us to seek healthy solutions and we are in a position to reboot our thoughts and actions into a space which honors the person we are committed to being.
Confident people generate high self-esteem. People with high self-esteem know their own worth. They have a favorable impression, respect, appreciation and belief in themselves.
Holidays can be a stressful time, but since exercise releases endorphins for that feel-good effect, maintaining your regular fitness program can help keep the cheer in the holiday season.