If you are a CEO of a company and a business leader people that work for you will observe everything you do. And most of the time they will follow your examples. There is saying lead by example in terms of how professional you are, how you speak to people, how you dress and also how fit you are. We are visual creatures and most of us are motivated by what we see and being in shape or being fit rubs off on people you work with or around with all the time.
As a business leader by making fitness a priority in your life it will impact so many things: It will increase your stamina and endurance, it will improve your mental clarity, it will improve your energy levels, it will improve your discipline and commitment to things. Sometimes you can execute a workout that can be so difficult you want to quit. Because maybe you are tired or you don’t have the strength to finish that last set or rep or exercise.
When you are working out and occasionally you are on the brink of quitting that set, rep or exercise you can take that aspect of your workout and apply that to anything in your life especially any business environment. If things get difficult and you quit in your workout because it’s too hard you will probably do the same thing if you encounter something difficult in your business.
So pushing through those mental blocks where you want to quit while exercising will give you the confidence and motivation that you can do the same thing when you are in a tough situation in business. Because the difference between quitting and not quitting on anything is more mental than physical. And having a strong mind is more important than anything because you can push through things that the average person can’t because you have been in those type of grueling and stressful scenarios and situations.
That’s why fitness is such a beautiful thing because there are so many similar parallels from that to being successful in business as a leader of an organization. Such as: discipline, hard work, mental strength, high energy, endurance, consistency, commitment, reliability, concentration, focus, pride, excellence, dependence, motivation. And the desire to want to be the very best version of yourself and not ever accepting mediocrity for yourself.
If you are a leader of an organization and you have bad health it will affect how you run your business. It will affect how much energy you have to do the daily tasks of what you have to do for your business. It will affect your concentration and your ability to focus because you don’t have the right nutrients in your body to functional properly mentally. It will affect your moods on how you treat your employees and customers in your organization.
Without good health you can’t do anything in life. As much as you need to invest in your business for it to be successful when it comes to money, time and energy. You have to have the same output and possibly even more in your health. Because if you go down for the count because you have heart issues, or a bad back or some major health related illness who do you have to replicate you.
You have nobody to replicate yourself if you can’t work because of any major health or illness issue. Remember when you exercise and eat the right foods that will strengthen your immune system. And it will minimize your chances of getting sick or having to go to the doctor for something health related. It may sound like an old cliché and adage and it probably is but your health is your wealth. If more people in business and in life invested in their health we would as a country and society have a longer lifespan and longevity. If make our health as #1 priority then you will be able to long enough to be there for your wife, husband, kids, grandkids, friends and as well as business and organization.
Obi Obadike is the CEO of Perfect Anatomy Fitness, a Three-Time Telly Award Winning TV Host, #1 best-selling author of a diet and exercise book called TheCut that he co-authored with Celebrity Client Morris Chestnut. He Holds a Masters of Science from University Of Phoenix and he also holds a nutrition specialist and fitness trainer certification with ISSA. He currently sits on the fitness certification board for ISSA that certifies 250,000 trainers globally. He is a Celebrity fitness and nutrition Expert who has trained celebrities such as Steve Harvey, Stephen A Smith, Morris Chestnut, Charlie Ebersol and many others.
In 2014 he was metrically recognized as the 6th most influential fitness expert on the web by Dr Oz’s sharecare.com site. And September of 2019 he was recognized as one of the most influential fitness and health experts by Industry Wired magazine.
He has co-hosted a national syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine since 2014 and the show airs on the Hope Channel and NRB every week on Directv nationally. He has interviewed some of the biggest celebrities and entertainers on that show.
He has written hundreds of fitness and nutrition articles for various different top fitness magazines and popular fitness sites. And he has graced more than 50 fitness magazine covers making him one of the most published fitness and health experts over the last decade.
He had one of the most popular columns in bb.com history from 2011 to 2014 called Ask The Ripped dude. And he was named 2012 bodybuilding.com writer of the year. He co-hosted a fitness reality competition TV show called Sweat Inc. And it aired in 2015 for one season for Spike TV along with co-hosts Jillian Michaels and CEO and Founder of TRX Randy Hetrick. In May of 2018 he was awarded the (DEAC- Distance Education Accredited Commission) Famous Alumni Award for ISSA which is the highest honor you can receive as a fitness professional associated with ISSA. That popular fitness column was recently revived January of 2020 and bodybuilding.com, the largest fitness internet site in the world attains over 33 million unique visitors per month.
He also was a featured contributor for 2 months on a weight-loss series called The Summer Shape Series on NBC’s The Today Show. He has been a featured guest on just about every major national daytime talk show in the country such as Dr Oz, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, The Today Show, Steve Harvey Show, etc. He has a virtual online body transformation program called Perfect Anatomy Online Training that can be seen at www.obiobadike.com