No matter what’s happening Keep moving!
May is an anniversary month for me. Back in 2012, a business partnership between me and my former mentor/business partner failed. Miserably.
It was a pretty rough time for me personally. I started with that company in 1991. Worked hard! Was a top salesman…a sales manager…and after a while, my boss let me buy a stake in the company! Then in 2005 he retired, and my wife and I began making payments…with dreams of 100% ownership.
Then 2007 hit. One of the works crashes and economies in our country’s history. We coped though. Did the right things. Trimmed, cut, ran lean…got creative. We did everything we could to survive. But around 2011, after asking our partner to renegotiate the terms of our agreement…we realized he was not going to budge, and things were just not going to work out. May 2012, we turned the keys back over to him. I felt like a failure. Most things in my industry had always come easily to me…and any that did not were conquered by my determination and hard work ethic.
What got me through? Well, apart from my INCREDIBLE wife, it was fitness. Boot camps to be exact. I love boot camp, high intensity fitness.
Working out regularly got me through some really, really tough financial and emotional times. In fact, if I was not into boot camps (or any form of regular activity) I am pretty sure I would not have come out of my funk that cleanly.
Fast forward to 2019. My current company is over 6 years old and thriving. Owning your own business is tough. It’s fun, but supremely hard work. What keeps me powered up and going strong? Activity. Fitness. Yep, still doing boot camps and loving it. I also love walking my 2 dogs as much as I can…and playing tennis with my wife.
No matter what you do…MOVE!
If you are not a gym rat, a cross fitter, a boot camper or a runner…simply go for a walk. Every day. Most days of the week. Bike, hike, swim, or buy a dog so you can walk it. Just Move!
People who are active, or exercise regularly sleep better and have more energy. They have more positive attitudes, clearer minds and feel more positively about themselves. I guarantee you, that every time you take a walk or a quick/simple work out…you will be rewarded with feeling better the rest of the day. It will also help you crush your challenges and clear your hurdles.
When you move, you generate the release of powerful neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine) that are mood enhancers, confidence builders, and anti-fatigue powerhouses. When you feel emotionally well, you are able to control your state of mind…and cope better with all the craziness life throws at you.
If you are a salesperson, or a manager, or a business owner, or an anything…you need every edge, every angle, every advantage you can get.
The very best thing you can do for yourself (physically & mentally) is move. Be active. 5+ days per week. Make time for it! Your mind…your body…your soul will thank you in powerful ways.
- Be Great! Just Being Good, Kills Greatness!
- Make It Easy for People to Do, and Keep Doing Business with You!
- Look Up…and Surprise Someone!
Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter. Contact 971-732-4745.