We live in a world of overachievers. We glorify pushing harder, being busier, and going as far and as long as it takes. While many of us find something admirable about this attitude and the people who live it out, it, unfortunately, tends to be a very unsustainable way to work and live. Whether you end up burning out at the office or in the hospital with stress-related chest pains, it’s not always good to go as hard as you can all the time.
Do you feel like you’re not reaching your potential?
Maybe you’re still trying. Maybe you gave up somewhere along the way.
Regardless of where you happen to be, realizing that you aren’t living up to the image of success that you had for yourself can be a tough pill to swallow. Professional success is a long, tough road that often comes with setbacks and heartbreak.
We live in a culture of fad diets, superfoods, and quick fixes for all of our bodily ails. With misinformation and modern old wives’ tales spreading faster than ever before, its important more than ever for athletes and endurance runners to prioritize not only a quality intake of food but a quality intake of information.
When you think about what creates financial success, what comes to mind? Good money habits? A smart savings plan? Investments? These are all part of the equation, but I bet you weren’t expecting your own physical wellness to play a part in the health of your bank account!
We hear all the time how important connections are to climbing the ladder in the professional world. It doesn’t really matter what industry you’re in, success, many times, comes down to who you know. But what if you don’t know anyone? Not all of us are blessed with a natural knack for communications, a job history that gave us a Rolodex full of contacts when we left, or just those someones who seem to always know someone when you need them.
In our hectic daily lives, it can be a challenge to find room to get active. Even though I’m an endurance runner and I make room for my exercise routine, I know that not everyone is ready or able to make that sort of commitment. If you want to start making moves towards a healthier you but you don’t feel you have the time in your schedule, one of the easiest ways to start incorporating physical activity into your life is to exercise in the office.
Even when you love what you do, you can burn out. Whether it’s facing that Monday morning traffic year after year or dealing with a mountain of emails one too many times, dealing with clients, coworkers, and the tedium of it all can lead you to a dark place.
Everyone wants to be irreplaceable. We always want to feel like we’re one-of-a-kind. Valuable. If not because it makes us feel good, because it gives us a sense of security. After all, if you’re tough to replace at work, then you have heightened job security, right?
When it comes to our diet, I feel like most of us are just trying our best to do a good job. We generally want to make good choices and eat healthy foods. We avoid candy bars and skip over the Doritos. We even avoid the drive-thru because we know the fries, though tempting, are just loaded with salt, sugar, and fat.
Miscommunication is a staple of sitcom blunders, but we rarely find ourselves laughing when it happens in real life. Whether it causes a fight with a spouse or a row at work, there is nothing funny about miscommunicating. It can cause not only heartache, but loss of reputation, opportunity, and even career.
Sometimes I think I take for granted that I’m in the investment game. If you’re not in the business of portfolios and passive income, the guiding principles of building wealth and strategic money management might be as foreign to you as another language.
Change can be a scary thing. It’s also a necessary thing if we are to reach our full potential. Not only does change push us to reach new heights, it’s often the thing that makes us feel alive. It moves us out of the doldrums of our lives, shocking the system back to life with the thrill of the unknown. We don’t know what’s around the corner. We might feel a little anxious. We might be a little scared.
At one time, you might have had a success story about endurance running. Maybe you had the resolve to begin and you saw an amazing transformation in your life: you watched the pounds fall off, the pant sizes drop, and your energy go up. You finished marathon after marathon and never felt better.
Do you consider yourself a high-performance worker? Maybe you’re known for climbing the ladder, crushing the competition, and getting the job done. Maybe it’s who you used to be. It could be that you lost your mojo somewhere along the way or that you were never that person to begin with.
For those of us with professional ambitions, opportunities will inevitably come our way. While this is an exciting prospect, discerning which opportunities will ultimately take us to where we want to be personally and professionally can be a challenge.
Whether you’ve just made up your mind to use that gym membership or you’ve committed to training for your first 5k, going from an inactive, sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle can be tough in more ways than one. One of the biggest and most important shifts you’ll have to make is in your eating and nutritional habits. After all, exercise is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to your health.
I often find myself thinking about finance. That’s not just because I’m in the business of real estate investing, but that certainly plays a big part in it. I think that in our current era, when we’re coming off of the mortgage crisis and seeing nationwide retirement woes, now more than ever I’m concerned for the generation coming up.
What’s the number one thing people are looking for in their careers today?
You might be surprised that it’s not about money. People are looking to follow their passions. They believe that if they’re doing something they’re passionate about, they will be successful.
As an endurance runner, I’ve faced more than my fair share of running injuries and challenges. While in some respects injury is inevitable, many common ailments that endurance runners and marathoners face can be avoided with the right know-how. While all sorts of issues can plague runners, from hip problems to calve pains, none are more common than foot injuries.
One of the most potentially powerful things for the success of any career is an effective mentorship. For most of us, however, we struggle to know where to find a mentor, what a good mentorship looks like, how to model mentorship, and what we should be getting out of the experience.