Small Business Owners and Executives: Analyze Your Health As You Would Analyze Your Business:
1. Awareness: Be mindful of your eating habits. Nutritionally, the foods you eat raises or lowers blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, governs weight control and impacts heart health. For executives, manage your dietary intake the same way you manage the brand you represent.
2. Keep Quality Control: As detailed as executives are over their work product, begin using the same regimen to monitor dietary intake. Keep a track of what you eat, where you eat, how much you eat and types of food you eat. This will help you analyze areas where improvements need to be made to track change and progress.
3. Effectiveness and Efficacy: Eating in moderation signifies control of food quantity and size. This will help curb overeating and excess caloric intake. This is analogous to small business owners taking on challenges that are stretching their limits leading to burn-out and exhaustion. Use moderation!
4. The 80/20 rule: It’s what you do 80% of the time that matters, not the occasional setbacks or slip-ups (20%). After all, we all get the need to intermittently indulge in a favorite food item as long as it does not become a consistent habit. As business owners, risks are part of the game, as long as it is limited to 20% of your overall results.
5. Strategic Planning: Small business owners and executives would greatly benefit instituting a corporate wellness program as part of their 2015 personal and business goals. This ensures accountability for themselves and their employees that they are leading healthy, productive lives both in and out of the office. After all, the productivity of your company depends on you and your staff. More sick time taken will inevitably decrease productivity…therefore make health a 2015 goal! A win-win for everyone.
Start now, never procrastinate on an investment that can produce huge returns in the future. After all, executives are the experts on producing profits and high returns. Without our health, there is no true wealth. Look to your healthy heart to help you make the right decisions and take good care of it so it can keep beating in the right direction.
This article was written by Dr. Paiusco.