Introduction

Introduction

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” - Mahatma Gandhi

As a business owner, it’s imperative you stay healthy both physically and mentally. Yes, you may have people and systems which can handle your business during your absences however illnesses wear away at your vitality and your passion for your business. When that happens, regardless of the systems you have in place, business and profits suffer.

In an earlier course on time management we discussed your hourly value. For many small business owners if you’re not working, or not working productively, you’re not making money - that means getting and staying healthy is more important than ever.

Now we’re not just talking about the costly effects of getting sick – and it is costly. Annually, illness costs US businesses more than 45 billion and that doesn’t take into account your personal costs for medical expenses and time off of work.

What may be more insidious are the effects of mental health on your business. Stress causes us to feel:

  • Overwhelmed
  • Frustrated
  • Ambivalent about our success (or our customers’ and business partners’ happiness)
  • Depressed
  • Angry
  • Exhausted
  • Moody
  • Unfocused
  • Indecisive
  • Anxious
  • Burned out

On top of that stress can cause all sorts of illnesses which we’ll get into in the next chapter. Suffice it to say that your mental health is a key component to your success and your happiness. If you’re too stressed to enjoy your life and to focus on your business positively and productively then something needs to be done – quickly!

You Have Control Over Your Life, Your Health and Your Success

This report is designed to give you the tools, knowledge and power to take control over your physical and mental health

When you take the steps to take care of yourself you’re not only poised for better success and profits, you’re in a better situation to enjoy the fruits of your labor. What good is millions in the bank account if you’re too sick or depressed to enjoy it, right?

This report is divided into five chapters. Each tackles a different aspect of self care from fostering good mental health to diet and exercise, sleep and living a balanced life. We also ask penetrating questions throughout the course designed to have you take an honest look at your life and your habits. We can all use some improvement – use these questions and the follow-up workbook to determine how you can better your health and better your life.

Take care of your health and happiness and it’ll take care of you. Let’s get started!