-And Why These Young Ones Keep Making Bank.
As younger execs flood the corporate scene, the competition is fiercer than ever. Recent tests of problem-solving, long-term memory and attention span show that careerists with regular fitness regimens are more likely to be known for their effective leadership.
Previous generations of leadership have been considerably older and exercise has never been specifically labeled the elixir of effectiveness. But do we doubt it? Definitely not especially since our current lifestyle is a far cry from the norm 30 years ago. Today’s leader is a lot busier talking on the phone, attending back to back meetings, brainstorming at the drop of a hat, getting on more planes and chasing more deals but with far less real physical activity than ever before.
You have a 5-year plan, you wake up every day dreaming of scoring that promotion and crushing it at work. Why wait until you’re an “executive” when you could be gaining the leg up from your leadership skills right now and drawing the right attention? Here’s how to make fitness a part of your daily life to build your dream career.
You’ll love having the support until they irritate you enough to put on your running shoes on those mornings when it’s the last thing you want to do. You’ll thank them later. A fitness partner doesn’t even have to live in your neighborhood. Walking apps like… make it easy to gush over your stats at days end.
You’ll find yourself falling off the wagon if you don’t make it a priority. Be determined to keep it up even when you’re traveling for work or on vacation. Make hotel bookings with fitness facilities in mind and take vacations with friends who take fitness seriously. Running shoes, electronic wristbands, and resistance cords always make great purchases.
Track your Progress.
This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Wristbands and apps that track workouts, time spent and goals met help keep you focused but it can also be discouraging when it feels like you’re still far away from your goal. Stay focused and yes the less you obsess the smoother it will go.
Max the Media
Make the most of Instagram’s humongous fitness story collection. Short clips of targeted workouts by their thousands. Get inspired by amazing Before & Afters that stoke dying embers. Social media reviews of fitness products and Instagrammers will cheer you on from the moment you post your first story, inspire your entrepreneurial/marketing spirit and expand your network. There’s nothing like a ton of likes to keep you working.
Celebrate your Victories
The key is to stop being too hard on yourself. The best of us have fallen a few times but the trick is to get back up ASAP and stay determined to get the best results. So you missed a few workouts or you spent three days at a conference with friends who can’t tell fitness from a French fry. So what?
Get back up. We’ll be cheering for you everytime you use the hashtag #eatprayoverachieve
Speaking of celebrating victories, tell us/show us how you do yours and you could end up on our Instagram page for laughs.