At the 2015 VIP success party I shared many personal stories and methods for success. One of which was my journey to achieving a better state of health. While I did not outwardly appear unhealthy, I was in fact experiencing low levels of energy, and I was tiring easily…simply playing with my children was taking the wind out of me. I was so focused on my business that I was not giving my health a second thought. This I realized had to change as staying in solid physical shape and maintaining good health is key for developing the mind and increasing energy levels. Staying fit will lead to making better decisions, having the energy to tend to all the needs of a thriving business, and you will honestly just feel better.
One goal as you begin your own tax lien and tax deed investing business should be to stay fit. This is essential as you are likely increasing your working hours, at least in the beginning. You will have to meet more deadlines, learn a new business strategy, nurture new relationships, and possibly travel to live auctions throughout the year. If you used to go to the gym regularly and let that fall to the wayside, then sit down and draw up a plan to get you back in there. Do you need to schedule your gym days? Do you need some sort of incentive or reward program? If you have never been much of a gym goer, or just don’t have the time any more, consider some of the exercise programs below. You don’t need a membership and a building full of equipment to stay healthy.
Bodyweight – Exercises such as pushups, sit-ups, pull-ups and chin-ups are good examples, and you can do these almost anywhere, even next to your desk or in a hotel room.
Walking or Jogging – No matter where you are either of these are feasible. Make sure to keep track of your progress and increase your distance each week.
Stairs – If you don’t have access to stairs, consider doing jumping jacks, high knees, and jump rope. You’re heart rate will jump quickly!
Hotel Gym – If you’re out of town on business, upon check in make sure you ask where the gym is. It’s free, rarely ever crowded, and why not?
I began my own fitness routine by walking. I would increase the distance I walked weekly; sure enough I started to run after a few weeks, now I attend the gym regularly and incorporated a weight lifting routine in addition to cardio. Like I said, you don’t need all the bells and whistles when it comes to fitness in the beginning. The main focus should be starting a routine, and slowly building it to a level you are happy with. Don’t wait until the New Year to make a resolution related to fitness. Start now, so you can save 2017’s resolution for something else.