Today I am feeling a little reflective. In this reflective spirit, I have been thinking about purpose and productivity. Have you ever noticed that the less you do, the less you want to do? The same goes for productivity, the more active you are, the more likely you are to take on different challenges.
As a young business person, I have found it increasingly important to think about giving back to my community and the world around me. While I believe it is important to start at home, before trying to help people in other countries, it is important to gain a global perspective on the landscape around us; how systems are interacting on a global platform to impact our everyday lives and decision-making processes. About a year and a half ago I worked for a Philanthropreneur who opened my eyes to the world of philanthropy, and the idea of Microfinance, Microloans, etc. From there, he shared with me the concepts of MacroFinance, and Macroloans. This world helped me to delve into the contemporary definition of philanthropy (and how we may come to see it tomorrow – the Philanthropreneur I worked for is ahead of his time).
Fear is one of the strongest motivators in our lives. It grips us at the very core of who we are, and holds us back from reaching our potential. It is ironic to say that fear is a “motivator” (isn’t it a de-motivator?), but it is. It encourages us to run from situations in our lives that we perceive as “threatening” or “scary”. In life and business, I have come to recognize the importance of overcoming fear and pushing forward.
Ladies, take care of yourselves! My problem is I put work before eating (and thus, my health). If you don’t take care of your body, it won’t take care of you as you age.
To be at the top of your career, you need your health (hard lesson for me too).
Here’s to being at the top of your game in every aspect of your life!
*reblogged from GetFitwithKevin!
We all wish we had more time. More time with a loved one before they passed away, more time to study for that final exam – or write that essay, more time to prepare for that big meeting, or more time to enjoy that popsicle before the sun melted it away. We all wish that we had more time – more life to live, but the reality is, we have only a certain amount of time on this earth – so make it count.
Today was a day full of meetings. After sitting stationary for so long, lunchtime rolled around and I went out for sushi; then I was back to my desk again. While sushi is definitely a tasty, and most times healthy choice, when you get busy it seems that everything else – including physical activity falls to the back burner.