Productivity Coach's Corner: Set the Example

Clients, vendors, and co-workers watch what you do and how you take care of yourself. It’s tough to positively influence others if you’re stressed out, exhausted, and out of shape.

I’ve been an executive coach and workshop facilitator for 18 years. After 3 million miles in the air, more than 2,000 nights in hotels, and 6,000-plus restaurant meals, people consistently ask me three questions:

  1. How do you look so rested?

  2. How do you stay in shape traveling so much?

  3. Why don’t you order and eat more while you are traveling?

Clients, vendors, and co-workers watch what you do and how you take care of yourself. It’s tough to positively influence others if you’re stressed out, exhausted, and out of shape.

You don’t have to change everything at once. This month, look in the mirror and study your wellness habits. Start small, be consistent, and set yourself up to win. Here are three tips you can use right away:

  1. Thirty minutes before you go to sleep, practice any relaxation technique you’re comfortable with.

  2. This week, commit to TWO easy, aerobic workouts (at your home, gym, or in the hotel).

  3. Tonight, eat three-quarters of the meal you order. (If you are home, serve yourself a “little” less.)

It’s time to set a great example!

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