How often do you get through a hectic workday on willpower alone?
We expend a lot of energy in our workdays – meeting deadlines, working with emotional mood hoovers (they are all around us!) and rushing from meeting to meeting with a coffee slurped in between conference calls!
The business landscape is changing and the corporate world expects more. Frequently, when speaking with clients, I hear:
“It has always been busy – but never like this”
“With the merging of the departments I am now three times as responsible and busy and I have been genetically cloned!” or “I am sorry, I know it is 4 o’clock but as we talk would you mind if I ate my breakfast?”
Sustained high achievement demands physical and emotional strength as well as the mental capacity to cope with the demands. Personally, I know (as do my ever astute parents) when I have reached my limit – my body just starts to break down and, usually (oh the irony), I lose my voice. It’s as if there is a part of me saying “we know you are just going to keep going and going so we are going to take away a part of you that you really need in your profession”. One day I will learn.
I also know that when I am super busy the ritual that can fall away is physical exercise. When I push myself too hard emotionally and mentally and too little physically then the legs come out from under me!
Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
Harvard Business Review
Loehr and Schwartz talk about Corporate Athletes. As a (physical) athlete we spend more time training than in competition. As a businessperson we are in competition 5 (read 7) days a week 365 days of a year!
What is your training regime for business?
We need to ensure we look after all elements of our health – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical. And so this is the section we cover all of those – how do we ensure we are super fit for business? For life?
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