Copyright 2006 John Perry
In this article, which is the last of a three-part series, we will explore the financial aspect of fitness.
About 80-90% of my adult clients know that exercise is beneficial to the body, but do not want to spend their time fooling with it. They feel their day will be more productive and they will be much happier if less time is devoted to exercise. Why spend an hour of my day doing something I hate? they ask.
What I spend the next several weeks showing them is just how exercising will result in more productivity by giving them more energy. I show them how exercise will make them healthier, happier and yes, improve their finances and in less than 30 minutes a day.
My program is based on a full-body routine that uses the butt to stimulate the brain for improved energy, body mechanics, weight loss and productivity. Clients demonstrate and report a new vigor for life.
Because the program is movement efficient, it can be done in a small space and in a short amount of time with little to no equipment.
Combination movements such as lunge with press, squat to row and single leg hip rotations combine strength, flexibility and balance while including a cardio component for improved circulation and endorphin release. These routines can be done in less than 10 minutes depending on your pace and on resistance used.
The routines are ideal for busy entrepreneurs, busy parents and/or stay-at-home parents. Basically, this routine is for anyone who feels overwhelmed and does not have time to exercise.
So, you can see the benefits to your health and how convenient the routine can be so, how will it help someone financially?
First, this exercise will help you gain confidence because of how you feel, perceive yourself, and ultimately how you look. This, in turn, can help you approach your current occupation differently, i.e. new ideas and changes in daily performance can lead to increased output. This can all mean raises and/or promotions.
Harv Ecker in his book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (www.millionairemind.com) discusses creating your own circumstances at work. He recommends speaking to your superior and developing a situation in which you can be paid based on your results.
Energy and productivity improvements can help someone in this situation to achieve better results. As you continue to produce good results, then your chances to make more money will obviously improve.
How about if you work for yourself? Then you can appreciate the need for being efficient and productive on a daily basis.
The benefits of creativity and thinking more clearly due to exercise could have profound effects on your bottom line or bottom dollar (pun intended).
Internet marketers are always looking for new and creative ideas and ways to get information across to potential or current clients. Actually, they are usually the first to report lack of time and issues with a big internet butt. Taking 7-10 minutes once or twice a day could have a huge impact on their internet relationships and sales.
If you are more excited and energetic about your work, then wouldnt you want to learn more about your area of expertise, so you could be that much better? Personally, I tend to want to gather as much information as possible when I am excited about a topic or area of interest.
Learning more information and thus, becoming more of an expert on a particular topic can only improve the possibility of being more successful in that given area.
Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen in their book One Minute Millionaire, (www.oneminutemillionaire.com) talk about doing something you love or are passionate about and by doing so you will figure out ways to make money doing it.
Alex Mandossian, (www.teleseminarsecrets.com) continually instructs his students to ask themselves and those around them What am I good at? In other words, do what you are good at and passionate about.
Exercise can help you become more passionate and excited about learning by improving that energy and productivity.
I am always stressing to clients how they need to change their script when it comes to fitness and exercise. I tell them if they change beliefs they can change their appearance. Harv Ecker would call it changing their roots to get better fruit.
Exercise is improving this inner you way before it changes the outer you. The biggest benefit to my exercise program is changing the way you feel both mentally and physically. This can have a dramatic effect on whatever results you are looking for in life mentally, physically and/or financially.
How many times have we seen the changes in a co-worker who has become more fit? He/she gets comments, attention, and more than likely a raise or promotion. Why?
The first answer would be because that individual has come out of his/her shell, looks and feels better, and now the boss has seen the change and decides to reward it.
If we are honest about it though, we will see that this achiever changed his/her inner self. That person now has more energy, confidence, creativity, gets more done each day and ultimately, deserves to be rewarded.
Reward yourself mentally, physically and financially.
Begin an exercise program. It may be as simple as 7-10 full-body exercises once to twice a day, a 15-minute walk during your low energy point of the day or a routine you do every day that gives you the confidence you deserve.
Start today! Your mind, body and bank account will thank you.
If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own. -Stephen Covey