It really doesn't matter how successful we are in business or life, if we don't have our health, we don’t have anything at all. This is brought home to me every day as I watch my aging work force deal with the challenges in their immediate environments.
Read on…and I’d love to hear from you your five most important things…
2. The first cuddle of the day at 5am with my white boxer dog, Paris... I love the way she smells
3. My iPhone. It stores my life in abbreviated form. It holds all my ‘to do’ lists, contacts and all my dreams and screams in planning form.
4. My 5am coffee. Thankfully it’s a real one although my coffee skills are a little rough at that time of the morning.
5. A daily supply of almonds and dried paw paw to stave of the hunger pains I get during the day.
2. Exercise (either a gym workout or a fast walk)
3. My vitamins and supplements (morning and night)
4. Singing or listening to music
5. My laptop and iPhone... impossible to get through the day without these things. Whatever happened to the good old days?
2. Daily run (for stress release)
3. Cheesy music (favourites include Eye of the Tiger)
4. Daily dose of Facebook and news sites (a prerequisite)
5. Indestructible suitcase of ministerial reading (and occasionally something lighter)
2. Two spoons of Vital Greens – nutrient rich for the time poor
3. Exercise outside
4. Learn something new and interesting and fresh
2. Time and space to reflect and recharge
3. Good music
1. Reading the hard copy of the NZ Herald
2. Doing my Pilates
3. My raw nuts in a jar on my desk
4. My mobile phone
5. Email access
1. Contact with my wife
2. My iPhone
3. Email access
4. My credit cards
1. Skype: When you have a business spread across 3 countries and staff across 5 countries you need to be in communication. I will never be the “undercover boss” who goes into discover they know nothing about the people in their business.
2. Exercise: Need to get at least 20 minutes in each day to get to my peak performance. It is amazing how much more productive you are when you get the blood pumping.
3. Talking to the Kids: I travel a lot but regardless of where I am in the world there will not be a day that goes by without a SKYPE or phone call to Amy and the Kids. JUCY is my baby but my family is my life.
4. Checking the bookings: I am addicted to seeing how the businesses are going and will look at the previous days booking for the Rentals, Hotels and Cruize each day.
5. A drink: There is nothing like a glass of Pinot or a Beer at the end of a day (provided I have earned it). If I do the other 4 things shown above I can then have a drink (or 2).