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Tips for Living a Healthy Life and Having a Successful Business

October 22, 2014 (6:05 am)

Whether it’s in business, a relationship or your health, if you are not taking care of it, often it goes from bad to worse.

I can tell you from experience and from helping clients, that there are certain things that must be in place in business to attract more clients, make more money and ultimately to create success.

  1. You need to be very visible, which does not mean you need  constant speaking engagements. It’s nice of course and will make  you feel good, however that’s not necessarily the way people will get to know and trust you. In today’s world of technology, there are a myriad of ways to get more visibility.
  1. If you are networking, the importance of your 30-60 second commercial is very high on the list. You are not there to just have fun and make  yourself feel good, you are there to meet and help people and to create business.
  1. It’s important to make coffee dates with new people you meet at networking events so you can get to know them and their business better. In turn they will get to know you. However, this doesn’t mean every other day, but it does mean on a somewhat regular basis.
  1. Visibility doesn’t just mean in person or brick and mortar. Today, with social media, it’s important and necessary to have a daily presence on both your personal and business page. This means you have to create a  social media plan for yourself. You can use pre-set postings  with something like Hootsuite, but posting on social media sites once in a while does very little for your business.
  1. Write articles and get them posted on Ezinearticles.com and other article sites. Have a blog and post something at least once a week. Send out a newsletter to your list on a regular basis.

One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is thinking that with their kind of business, they don’t have to post on social media, write articles or send out a regular newsletter. Whatever your business, even brick and mortar, getting visibility in different ways is high on the importance quota.

People have short memories, so if you want to stay connected to people on your ‘list’ regular contact is important.

What does having good health have to do with success?

Staying healthy, especially as you get older, is essential if you want to live a long life, have a sound mind, good energy and be in a good physical condition so your children don’t end up having to take care of you. Without good health you cannot create the success you want in business, relationships or life in general.

So, what does it take to stay healthy? There are illnesses that sometimes we just can’t avoid from the smallest, like a cold or flu, to the worst; some kind of cancer or disease. I don’t believe in running to the doctor for every little thing, but I do know that there are times when it’s a necessity.

  1. Whatever age you are, having a yearly physical is necessary. If anything is wrong it needs to be caught early so you can do something about it. Ladies, have regular mammograms and men can have breast cancer too. Don’t ignore something unusual if it doesn’t disappear within a few days.
  1. Meditate and/or use visualization to keep your mind balanced and to create less stress for yourself.
  1. Exercise regularly, even if it’s a walk around the block during your lunch break. Practice yoga if that’s your thing, take a cycling or Pilates class, whatever it is, it keeps your body fit and helps your mind to stay sharper.
  1. Nice or not, after the age of 40 it’s important to have a colonoscopy.  Although my Mother lived ‘til she was 93 with a sharp mind and other than the last few months, in her own home, had she had regular physicals she would have lived her last years with a better quality of life because they would have found her Colon cancer before she was 90 and she might have lived until 100.
  1. Join a group. Take a class. Do something, other than business, that is of interest to you.  Do something you’ve always dreamed of doing and haven’t done yet.How a Mothers Message Can Keep You Stuck!

    My Mother’s message of “don’t look for trouble” ran around in my head for many years! However, I learned that to avoid any kind of issue would just make it worse. This not only applies to your health or your life, it also applies to your business. If you are ignoring something that’s not working it’s important to make changes now so that 2015 can be different.

Had I still had that message running around in my head instead of listening to my own instincts, I would not have found out this month that I have COPD. Fortunately, although it doesn’t go away, because it was caught early, based on the doctors prescription for continuing to live a healthy life I discovered what to do to keep it under control.

I never had a weight problem in my life but thanks to denial, then I did! Having ignored the 20lbs I gained during the last five years and hearing the doctor say, if I wanted to live healthy with this disorder, (he said disease, I think that word is way too negative) I had to get rid of the excess weight. Denial went quickly down the drain!

But, knowing myself, I knew that specific diet programs would not work for me. I wasn’t about to give up all my favorite foods.  In talking to a friend she said, “are you crazy, you can help yourself the same way you help other people, so maybe you should take your own advice?”

Since I’m creating new products about releasing excess weight with Virtual Gastric By Pass, that’s what I decided to do. I knew listening to my own voice probably wouldn’t work, so I started using the process with self hypnosis. I started about 2 weeks ago and have already lost 6lbs., and because I have a torn meniscus, with very little exercise. Having my favorite healthy foods in smaller portions, I don’t feel hungry and have no desire for sweets. No invasive surgery, no pain, no side effects and no pills plus, it’s very relaxing so it decreases any stress and I’m getting the same results as if I had the surgery.

Being healthy means having energy so you will be able to live a long life and continue your business for as many years as you like.

I’ve been in business for many years and although at 73, I don’t work the hours I did in earlier years, putting a new facet in place in the business is quite exciting and feels like I’m starting over again. So, good health and living joyfully are important to the success of your business.

If you’re interested in seeing how to use this process you can find full details at http://yourstairwaytowealth.com/event-page

 

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