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One of the most important things to keep control of in a business is the ability to optimize your assets. As a business leader, what would you consider your main asset? Your banking reserve? Your overall inventory? The equipment you use, the relationships you have fostered, or the reputation you have earned? Or, could it be more simple than that? Well, what is the fundamental aspect of all of these benefits your firm now enjoys?
Could it be yourself?
You are the most important asset for your business. It’s you who executes the good ideas, you who enjoys a wide array of practical risk-taking and lessons learned, you who takes that next step to potentially win big in the market. For this reason, it’s important to know how to proceed well, and more importantly protect the integrity of your mind.
There are secrets of the highly functioning business mind, and they require that you pay attention to them. The best part? They are relatively simple in their secrecy. Here are a few tips:
We are mostly physically comprised of what we have eaten. In order to sustain ourselves, you better believe that our diets need to be excellent. Someone is much more easily swayed by the difficulties of stress when eating incorrectly or unhealthily. Also, cognitive function is greatly impacted by positive food sources. This might mean following a ketogenic diet, cutting out over caffeine stimulation, or simply ensuring that your vitamins are correctly calibrated.
If you look at the edible habits of the top 500 CEOs, you can be sure that none partake in fast food (if rarely for sustenance.) Of course this is because they can afford good food and choose to eat it often, but eating healthily really shouldn’t be too expensive. If you have time on a sunday, meal prep can see you right throughout the week and truly deliver you added performance and resiliency in all you encounter through the week.
The fundamental resource of mental functioning is belief. After all, to get up in the morning, you have to believe you can have a good day. It’s no accident depressed people often lay in bed. Good might be defined as meaningful, and that’s a good place to start.
In order to start your belief, you must push forwards to define what purpose you have. You might have all of this laid out with realistic and attainable goals, but could really benefit from simply allowing yourself autonomy in your actions. It’s scary to think you are enough, because then that makes you responsible and morally requires you to carry out your best action. It’s absolutely critical to know why your leadership skills are important, as this can help you gain power in your direction, and strength in your decision making.
Believe you can make this business. Ignore statistics about failed projects, and know in your core that this will work out. Become the person who strides the line between delirious self-belief and autonomy and someone who has an open mind, ready to conform to anything that works well and keeps the moral compass of your vision intact.
These two tips combine into sustenance for both body in mind. Physical sustenance with great food and discipline, and then backing that up with a spiritual element of self-belief. The two combine to create something truly special, and you’ll know when you experience that. Good luck!