From the desk of Roy Furr, May 21st, 2009
If you want to be healthy, your focus has to be on more than just your business.
I just had my first child (a healthy, happy son!), and it was a reminder that I need to continue to focus significant time and energy on building and developing my family relationships. Plus, our social connections need to be nurtured as well — the social web we weave is a tremendous support structure as we go through life, and we need to respect and build that.
Also, health is critical. Stick your nose in your business 12-16 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, and you get off-kilter. Take some time out to cook healthy meals. And to workout and stay fit. (I just created a new website about kettlebells — my favorite workout tool — at http://www.KettlebellWall.com.)
Spirituality too — I don’t know if you practice an organized religion, or some other type of spirituality. Whatever spirituality means for you, your life will be better if you take time out on a regular basis to study and practice your spirituality. (Meditation and prayer have been shown to have a tremendous positive effect on everything I’ve already mentioned above.)
Also, don’t let yourself get too caught up in any of this. You don’t need to worry too much.
Instead, merely attempt to balance all of it. Integrate it into regular focus, attention, and practice. And you don’t have to get it perfect either. Forgive yourself when you get it wrong. And then just jump back on. You just need to attempt to keep it all relatively balanced, and always pay mind to the different aspects of who you are.
Then you’ll see more success in all areas.