Some of the most successful people I know exercise. They will tell you that it helps them to stay focused, healthy. Helping their confidence in the business world. Being centered, relieving stress, having a fitness goal, and achieving it on a regular basis keeps them sharp and on top of their game. It doesn’t matter what kind you get, it gives you an edge. Have you ever noticed that some of the most famous successful people in business are in great shape? Darren Hardy, Lewis Howes, Tony Robbins, Dani Johnson, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerburg, etc… All in shape.
I just recently restarted INSANITY with Shaun T. I love this workout. It’s intense, and lets my inner athlete out. I used to hate push-ups, now I love push-up jacks, and walking push-ups. They make me feel empowered. I also love weight lifting and incorporate it as well. I’m one of those people who is blessed with a body that responses quickly to exercise. I build muscle easily, and muscle memory really has been my friend. Exercise helps me with: goal setting, having fun, discipline, focus, breaking through barriers, and sleep. I’ll just say it, you have better sex when you’re in shape as well. Increased stamina, endurance, and flexibility make it more satisfying. I’m also starting running again soon. My one major goal is run a full marathon this year while growing my business, and exercise helps to make my vision for both clear.
Exercise takes: hard work, goals setting, planning, proper nutrition, concentration, focus, discipline, and dedication. You can’t go half way and expect results. Business is the same way. I love working out for that reason, my motto is: go all out. I love the phrase, “Go heavy, or go home”. To be successful you have to incorporate all of the same components as exercise. It just makes sense. The same successful people I mentioned swear by it, and have the bodies to prove it.
So the next time you’re debating as to whether or not you should exercise, take a good hard look at the people that are the most successful in business. No slouches there, and they believe in taking the world by storm. Confident, self assured, visionary, focused and more importantly healthy. That’s another added benefit. What good is wealth if you don’t have the good health to enjoy it? If you want to get ahead in business treat your body with the respect and appreciation it deserves. It houses the one thing that is most vital to your success in business: you.