Community

What do you lose when you have no community?

The biggest thing we lose when we have no community is accountability.  Accountability is what drives us to actually get things done. It drives us to be better, serve our customers and stay engaged with what is happening in our communities.

If we lose community, we lose everything. It is why isolation as a punishment is so brutal mentally and eventually physically. Worst of all, with no community, you lose accountability.

Don’t let these times of isolation keep you down and keep you apart, figuratively speaking of course.  Use these moments to create and bring people safely together.  Here are some examples of what I have done that you could absolutely do.  I have created content (Which you can subscribe to by clicking this link) which comes out weekly where I share fresh ideas on engaging and serving your customers and community.  I have created simple workout videos for those of us now working from home.  I have invited folks in my network to pray for their countries every Friday at 9:30PM.

A clip from the workout video

Don’t lose your community because when you do, you lose your accountability and your purpose.  Reach out to others and create, and even if only a handful of people join you on that journey, it will be worth it for everyone involved.

Pre-Corona Days
Business

How What You Eat Affects Your Business

I think it’s pretty obvious that if you are in an office environment and you eat a helthy diet full of fiber, all that gas may not be the best thing for you.  That my friends is not what we’re talking about, well not entirely.
My question to you is what foods are you eating that are a vice and  are bad for your health in the long run?
For me, it’s sweets.  There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for a delicious sweet. Doesn’t matter if it’s a baked good or my daughters chocolate bunny from Easter.  Side note, the bunny is from  three months ago and she still has not taken a bite, so cool your jets.
Sweets don’t seem like the worst thing, but when you can shovel in hundreds of grams of sugar in an instant… some may say you have an issue.  It’s only in the aftermath that I realize how bad of a decision  it was to add a pound of caramel sauce to my ice cream and have a couple handfuls of chocolates on the side.
When I eat all those sweets, I end up feeling sick and lethargic.  The next day I feel like I have to do twice as much activity or give up sweets for a year to balance off what I just consumed.
When we overconsume whatever our vice is, it affects our general health and I believe we catch more colds and have lest restful sleep.
One phrase that I try and live by that helps me more times than not is “just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.” Just because I can consume enough sweets to make Willy Wanka blush, doesn’t mean I should.  When I live and eat in moderation, I feel better. When I am feeling at my best, I am at my most creative.  When I am rested and feeling fit, I have a better disposition and things seem to go more smoothly.
What we eat affects our health, and our health affects our business in more ways than we could realize.  What more could you have done if you were well rested and had the full capacity of your mind to crush that project?  How many more sales could you have closed if you were at the office instead of taking a sick day because of the sniffles.  If instead of feeling like a “fatty fatty two by four who can’t fit through the kitchen door,” you felt fit and healthy and like you could conquer the world, what more could you have done?
Remember, what you eat and put in your body affects everything.  What vice of yours, that is taking away from your general health and your ability to be the best you at work, do you need to be more mindful of?