EntrepreneurshipHealthcare5 Tips to Save Time and Be a Healthy Entrepreneur

Without your Health, you cannot acquire and enjoy more Wealth, you cannot Love yourself entirely, and you will never be Happy and fulfilled with yourself.

The past 7 years we have been to many conferences, seminars, and retreats all around the world and its mind blowing how many entrepreneurs put their health on the back burner to acquire more wealth and do not make it a priority in their lives.

We are not expecting to see people being jacked or look like body builders.

We don’t even look like that and we have been fitness consultants for the past decade.

What we have witnessed is poor body structures due to being sedentary and on the computer all day, no muscle mass what so ever, more body fat than there needs to be, lack of confidence in appearance, lack of activity, horrible eating, and drinking habits.

The great Gary Vaynerchuck says, “Play the long game in Business. It’s not a sprint it’s a marathon.”

While we agree heavily with what Gary says, why not take this same concept and apply it to your health and fitness goals?

What good does it do to acquire all this wealth and quote on quote “crush it” if you are not healthy and unhappy?

Money can never buy back your time, happiness, and overall health.

Don’t be that person battling health issues in your 30’s.

To all our millennials out there, take control of your health and fitness now.

We all have one life, one legacy, and one body to maximize.

There is absolutely no excuse as an entrepreneur to not put health and fitness at the forefront.

It’s time to make it a priority in your life and be the leader you are.

As entrepreneurs we should all be striving to look better, feel better, and perform better.

We have come up with 5 Tips to Save Time and Be the Healthy Entrepreneur so please take action on these immediately.

1. Knowing what your “WHY” and “PURPOSE” are within Your Fitness Journey

Just like in business, we all should know our why, purpose, and have a clear vision on what we are trying to accomplish the next 6 months, year, 3 years, and even longer.

You must use this same concept within your health and fitness journey.

Take the time to ask yourself, “why do I want to lose x number of pounds?”

“Why do I want to look great for this event or vacation?”

“Why do I want to wear a bikini or fit into that wedding dress?”

The list goes on and once you identify your WHY and Purpose in your health and fitness journey, you then can start building out that vision.

Once you have the vision, set goals, and timelines to make you work harder, build habits and be patient with them.

Think of building a foundation for a house, start at the bottom, then level up once you gain more experience, momentum, and knowledge.

Most importantly turn this health and fitness journey into a lifestyle you can see yourself doing for days, weeks, months, and years on end. This is something we go more in depth with in our book “The New Era of Fitness.”

2. Seek more Self-Love and Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Tomorrow we want you to wake up and tell yourself “I love who I am, I love my body, and I am enough.”

You might be wondering, wait, why do you want me to say that to myself if I don’t mean it?

The reason is, if you are always bashing your body each time you look in the mirror, your mindset, confidence, and self-worth will be damaged each day and that is not the carry over you want each day as an entrepreneur, especially for your business.

We want you to tell yourself this each morning but still have the intention of wanting to do better with your overall health and body image.

Again, this is a marathon, not a sprint and if you are putting in the work each day you will look better, feel better, and perform better.

Programming your mindset to be positive and give yourself more self-love will make you work harder instead of shaming yourself and body image. We have worked with many entrepreneurs around the world and have had tons of success stories due to our clients acquiring this mindset.

When it comes to comparing yourself with others, this simple, just stop doing it.

We know social media plays a huge role in comparing body image, business, and lifestyle to others. Make sure your fitness goals are realistic and attainable, worry about yourself only.

Stop following people that you constantly compare yourself with, it’s extremely toxic in all areas.

3. Use REF with Exercise and Nutrition

Please make sure to screenshot or write this acronym down our mentor Eric helms taught us.

REF stands for (Realistic, Enjoyable, and Flexible)

We cannot emphasize how important this is when it comes to your health and fitness journey.

We have mastered this with ourselves and used it with working with over 1,000 clients around the world.

Let’s breakdown REF some more shall we:

Realistic: There is no one size fits all diet or exercise program for everyone, do what you can see yourself adhering to for days, weeks, months, and years on end.

Find a nutrition and exercise program that is realistic for your needs, schedule, and lifestyle.

Not everyone can spend x amount of time in the gym, not everyone likes doing just weights, not everyone can follow a certain diet.

Enjoyable: This is probably the most important letter in REF.

Plain and simple if you do not enjoy a nutrition or exercise program you will not adhere to it, work hard at it, and eventually give up.

Same thing with your business, if you hate what you are doing or building, you will not enjoy it and work hard at it.

We really encourage you to experiment with various nutrition and exercise programs to see what you really enjoy, look forward to doing daily, have fun with, and adhere to the most.

Again, play the long game with this, it may take a little while to figure this out and that is perfectly okay.

It took us years to find out what was realistic, enjoyable, and flexible for ourselves so don’t rush it.

Flexible: As entrepreneurs we have the ability to be flexible with our day to day schedules and lifestyle due to being, our own bosses 😉 When it comes to health and fitness you want to acquire a similar concept with flexibility within your nutrition and exercise programs.

For example, maybe one week you have to travel, and stress will be higher, and you won’t have as much time as usual. It’s okay, this is where being flexible comes into play and you have to pivot and adapt some.

Instead of counting your calories or meal prepping, you can have a meal prep company make your meals for you when traveling or you can make safe-healthy choices when eating out.

Maybe you can’t get to the gym every day, no problem, get in there 2-3 times only and just make each of the sessions longer.

Again, it’s about keeping it simple and being flexible.

Not every day, week, or month is going to be glorious.

Do your best with what you have and move on, same thing in business, not every day, week, or month is a milestone in revenue.

It’s about being consistent, not perfect 😊

4. Manage Stress, Sleep, and Activity

We are pretty sure you are aware of how harmful elevated stress, lack of sleep, and lack of activity are for overall health. Let’s break each one down:

Stress: As entrepreneurs we know how stressful days, weeks, and months can be.

Stress has got the best of us many times and will continue to going forward.

Stress comes with the territory and is part of being an entrepreneur.

The key is to manage it as best as you can and not let it control you and your mood.

Try and start your day off with a good morning routine dedicated to you to program your mind right for the day.

During the day take frequent breaks when you feel overwhelmed, go for a walk, meditate, or take a power nap to regroup.

Most importantly after a long day of putting in work and grinding, make sure to implement a wind down routine so you can calm down and get a good night sleep. Some examples of a wind down routine are as follows:

  • Go for a walk
  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Meditate
  • Stretch your body

Sleep: Make sleep a priority, plain and simple here. You cannot perform at an optimal and effective level with insufficient sleep.

We don’t care how hard your grinding, team no sleep, blah blah blah.

Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night, implement a wind down routine, turn your phone off, and get some damn zzzz’s.

Stay Active: This one is so underrated and so important to overall health.

You already know we have stressed the importance of doing a form of exercise each day, but we want to go a bit deeper here, we don’t want to get too scientific here either but one way to burn more calories is to increase your daily non-exercise activity.

Some examples are as follows:

  • get up more frequently
  • take more walks
  • take the stairs
  • park further away
  • use a step counter
  • just move more

We promise by doing this you will see a significant difference in weight loss over the course of time due to burning more overall calories.

5. Reward Yourself

There is no point in doing all this if you don’t reward yourself. Rewards naturally make us work harder as humans, it increases dopamine and it’s an incentive.

After you nail a goal reward yourself with something you enjoy doing or even a material.

On the weekends reward yourself and indulge some but just don’t go over board and regress on your hard work. Some examples of rewards are as follows:

  • Fully body massage
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner out at a nice restaurant
  • Go to a professional sporting event
  • Have some alcoholic beverages
  • Go buy something you want
  • The list goes on

In our book “The New Era of Fitness”, we emphasize the importance if you are not celebrating the small wins you won’t enjoy your health and fitness journey as much.

Same thing in business, celebrate those small victories and keep the momentum high.

Wrapping This Up

We hope you find these 5 tips helpful and most importantly put them into action. If you are a true entrepreneur, we know you will take them seriously and take action.

It’s time to put your health as a priority and live the good life folks.

Don’t be that unhealthy entrepreneur, take a stand now, and make some changes for your family, kids, significant others, and most importantly you.

Without your Health, you cannot acquire and enjoy more Wealth, you cannot Love yourself entirely, and you will never be Happy and fulfilled with yourself.

Play the long game in health just like in your business 😊

By Chris and Eric Martinez

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