Physical activity is the #1 “pill” for many health issues!
I listened to a really good video-blog the other day. It was Jeff Walker, Internet Marketing TM, who had a post about “How to stay Centered and Productive”. Interestingly enough he didn’t talk about having structure in work or a clean desktop or other workplace related issues. He talked about my subject – take a walk, run, go to the gym and other physical activity and combining it with meditation and forgiveness to yourself for not always being at the top. This led my thoughts to the fact that health is the basis of everything and I started thinking about what physical activity more is good for. Continue reading
“First thing First”
This is my first blog-post in a long time. You see, life got in-between. Early in 2013 I decided to focus on writing on my up-coming book and the blogging was a bit down-prioritized. I didn’t mean to stop altogether but just not focus on it. But I got more and more stressed, there was just not enough time. Just like you I am a business leader wanting to do my best and I ended up in the situation most of my clients are in when they seek my help: Stressed out. At this point a new catastrophe hits me. My 87 year old mother falls badly when she is doing such a banal thing as throwing away her garbage and she gets severely injured. Continue reading
Who will be the winner this year – is it you?
A new year has started. Right now it is like an empty page. What do you want to fill it with? Have you set your goals during the Holidays? Now is your chance to set the conditions to make it the best year ever. Continue reading
TED talk that make it easy to understand!
I was going to continue with the Wheel of life but today I was shown a TED talk on Facebook that made me change my mind. I just have to write about Mindset instead. Well, you could say this is about personal development too, which is part of the Wheel of life. The speech was held by brain researcher Dr Jill Bolte Taylor. It is an extraordinary speech about an extraordinary event. She also explains so easy the difference between the left and right brain halves. Don’t miss this. Continue reading
Free time and doing fun things!
Time to get back on track of my initial idea for this blog – to write about the parts needed for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life for business leaders. Business leaders are people generally working long hours, right! You have not much time for your hobbies. You have not much time for doing “nothing” or other “time wasting” activities. Is this fact a good or a bad thing? Do you constantly long to do something else? I want to write a few thoughts around this problem.
Reduce computer and television time!
Back to work again after last week’s festivities with my Office Open House. It has been a busy time with few moments sitting still. That has been good for my health. The latest scientific report on this subject shows that sitting still is even more hazardous to your health than smoking. That is big news. I have always been a big anti-smoking enthusiast trying to help every smoker to quit smoking. Now I have to turn into a big anti-sitting enthusiast too after reading this report from Australia.
Celebrate your milestones!
Last week I wrote about the overwhelm I had before my Open House Celebration. I had really a lot to do and not much time for reflection. But it was all worth it. I had a fantastic Celebration party and a lot of people came to my office. They drank Champaign, ate apple pie, drank coffee and mingled. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and I know that at least two new business connections were made. To me the whole event was a proof of my hard work, that I am on the right track and it gave me visibility in my network. Yes, it was all worth it.
Take a deep breath and shoulders down!
Have you ever had the feeling you have too much to do? I figured so. I would say all business leaders have felt that way sometimes. Some feel it all the time. I am at that point right now, for the moment I really feel I have too much to do. When overwhelm hits you it is important to wake up fast before you lose control completely. Because then it is so much harder to get back on track again. Then it is so hard to get an overview. Then you start making mistakes. Then you start to forget things. Then you …..
Last week I attended a great seminar about leadership. From 8.15 am to 5.30 pm – a full day! 13 prominent leaders from different companies and organizations, all getting 25 minutes each to give their view of what good leadership is. The audience was 350 business executives and leaders from all over Sweden. It was all arranged by the magazine “Chef” (Chief) and held at the beautiful venue “The Winter Garden” at The Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Service was ok but I was not impressed by the food, had expected much more from such a well-known hotel. Nevertheless I had a great day.
About the need to take breaks
Back on the health track again after last week’s blog about my Heart project Better Globe. We are already a week into October and summer feels far away. A lot of business leaders are telling me they are so tired and they would need more vacation. When I ask what they do during their workweek I understand why they are tired. No breaks, working overtime, always multi-tasking and taking work home in the weekends. They must believe they are “Superman/woman”. If you find yourself working that much it is time to do some changes if you want to last!