25 February 2008

Nurture the mind, the body and the soul.

At conferences and seminars I often get asked by people what is the one single best thing they can do to build their business and to make it more successful? My advice is very simple – have a holiday. In fact I give this advice so often I am thinking about opening up a travel agency! From my experience and my observation, to have a truly successful business, you need to work more on yourself and less on the business.

If you are stressed out, exhausted, unwell, worried and totally out of control, how can you possibly build a successful and dynamic business and if by some chance you do, what price will you have paid for it?

I did a major turn around in my life. I got active, I lost 50kgs, I took better care of myself by eating better, doing yoga, working sensible hours and generally put my health and wellbeing ahead of my business. The end results? I became a much happier person, my business became much more successful and I started to get a lot more enjoyment out of life. All I needed was the right motivation to make the necessary changes.


7 thoughts on “Nurture the mind, the body and the soul.”

  1. Oh! I think you wrote this one for me Andrew. I have been so tired the last few days and saying…I need a mini break. I’m doing it this weekend – at home. No computer, no telephone – just me, him, scrabble, cards and good old fashioned talking. I cannot give to others when I cannot even give to myself. This weekend my fuel stop will refill my mental health bucket.

  2. Absolutely Megan. The old emergency on a plane and oxygen scenario. If you don’t look after yourself first you won’t be able to help anyone else! So put those weary feet up and celebrate your successes. There is still a lot of work for you to do!

    Take care,


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