We forget that the simple facts of success in business and in life often get overlooked. Here are two basic rules that have more impact on how we perform than many others…
We are what we think about and surround ourselves with and We are what we eat.
Being strong in both body and mind will give us the foundation to deal with life’s ups and downs. There’s no magic in this…it’s just that common sense isn’t so common anymore.
1. What you think about you bring about. What are you reading? Who do you surround yourself with? We do have some control over our environment. Any great leader surrounds him/herself with great people. Our enthusiasm is fired by the fuel we add… Think about people who make you fired up and how their attitude impacts yours. Also think about the people who bring you down and how their attitude has a direct impact on your own.
2. You are what you eat. The title of my previous book is “The 12 Cliches of Selling…and why they work” because there are truths to them…that’s why they become clichés. I’m not a “Nut” about what I eat, but I make sure I have them as part of the top 5:
5. Whole grains
Plus lots of water. I eat as many small meals during the day as possible and when I want a steak, pork chop, fried chicken, or dessert I enjoy…it’s the “In Moderation” saying that I keep in mind.
When I eat better, I have more energy; when I have more energy, I will do more and deal with any challenges with a better frame of mind and body.
“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”—Sarah Bernhardt