I far too often find myself shoulding. And I know I shouldn’t should myself.
You shouldn’t should yourself either. Shoulding yourself puts you in a bad spot.
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But what is shoulding? Shoulding is the act of saying “I should take care of my estimated taxes” or “I should spend more time with my wife. She really deserves my attention.”
Instead, we let those ideas be shoulds…
And our relationships suffer. Our businesses suffer. Our personal health suffers.
Shoulding is a form of procrastination. One you should put to rest.
When you start saying “I should…” stop yourself. You’re about to wreck yourself.
You can change your “I shoulds” to “I wills” or “I ams.” The way we use our phrases impacts the actions we take. Read more...
The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.
My reading comprehension seemed to wane. My eyes began to blur. And I developed a headache.
That’s when I remembered something… I forgot to take care of myself during the day. Other than a Take 5 candy bar (which are oh so delicious), I hadn’t had breakfast or lunch. By the time dinner rolled around, I was hurting.
This all hit me when Pam and I sat down for a dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse. By the time we finished eating, I felt 95% better. Feeding myself was exactly what I needed… And exactly what I had neglected to do. Read more...
With everything on a leader’s plate, staying healthy as a leader sometimes falls by the wayside. Thoughts of “How do I fit exercise into my daily routine” to “I can’t do a lot of exercises because I’m not in shape” fill your mind. You’re lost on where to start and where to go when you’re looking to become healthy.
The physical strength needed to get started exercising can seem overwhelming. The time it takes to maintain your physical health. And the repetition… These can all get to you as you begin your healthy leader journey.
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Yet you can do it. I know you can because I’ve done it. I want to share with you a few of the things I do to stay healthy as a leader.
If you begin to implement and adapt my healthy strategies, you will find yourself becoming healthier and better able to take on the day. Read more...
Is there anything worse than being in a funk? Being down and out is no fun. Not only does being in a funk impact the way you feel, being in a funk impacts those around you as well.
When you don’t feel good, it is easier for you to bring down those around you. Your attitude worsens, the way you talk to others changes, and you become doom and gloom.
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Being in a funk is okay. We all get down at times. In fact, I’ve been down lately.
I can tell when I’m in a funk, I
Don’t want to write
Treat people kindly
Read or improve myself
Don’t want to do much of anything
You can see how those actions are bad for you and those around you. They don’t add any value and they even detract value at times. Read more...
Athletes know about pain. They feel it every day.
Pain comes when they push their bodies to the breaking point. In exercise. In eating. In resting.
Every practice, every competition, every workout… Their body is being torn apart.
Pain enters and leaves their bodies. Yet they continue to enter the pain zone. Not only that, they push through the pain zone.
As they push through the pain zone, athletes realize something. Pain is only temporary. If you go long enough, you can get through the pain.
Pain Is Temporary
I’ve discovered this in my running. Starting to run again after an injury has been difficult.
My body remembers the motions, but the body has lost its endurance. Within minutes, my body wants me to quit. My body is screaming at me that running hurts. Read more...