As 2021 is about to begin, many people would love to make a healthy part of their lifestyle. For example help your team and leadership. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk losses to make money”. This is why entrepreneurs should lead by example and consider their teams and invest in them by considering their health.
As an entrepreneur, he shows them how to be healthy and take the risk of adding money to their lives, which is more than just having wealth. Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as saying, “It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.” If you have health, no one can stop you from getting gold or silver or whatever you have. “The unhealthy body weakens the mind.” Lead your team by living an example of being healthy and allow your team to handle what adjustments they need to live a healthy life.
As an entrepreneur, you have the ability to make room for your team to not only benefit from earning money, but to improve your overall lifestyle. COVID did many work from home without using any exercise facilities, which would aid in their plans for a healthy life.
What are your plans going forward, as remote work indicates it will be for a while? Help them stay on course while engaging deeply with their team and walking on the path to staying healthy? Try to schedule a short Monday meeting to emphasize a plan goal to walk a certain number of steps and eat two healthy meals per day, then on Friday to complete overall success without completing those initial efforts Do the assessment. If you have ever been to a CrossFit gym, they are big on a team mentality and appreciate all efforts no matter how small. Encourage your team by showing them what you are doing and how to engage others, open the discussion.
Adjusting the schedules of some of your employees may be more difficult and may require your intervention with HR to allow them time and financial support. Many start the year on a resolve to stay healthy, then fall before spring begins because their environment does not allow them to continue the plan.
Working at home can cause your employees to get out and walk more than they were in an office setting. Are you setting up your system to allow them to do this? If your employees have to come to do their work, are you providing them with healthy food options at no cost from any additional profits being made from the firm? What are you sacrificing as the leadership of your team so that your employees can live a healthy life?
Exercise enhances creativity, and several research reports show how it can benefit the brain in this area. You can never get any monetary rewards for helping people on your team to move towards a healthy lifestyle. But as a leader, you will do a much bigger job and provide a path to wealth by allowing your team to live healthily. In some cases you can end up with a team with creativity by staying healthy and exercising. As an entrepreneur with such a team, the path to greater overall success will be better suited for the long haul.
The economic situation is limiting access to healthy food at a cost to those on low incomes or those without income, and in these times your leadership can be valuable. Some of your employees may already be adapted based on the choices being forced by COVID, and now would be a good time to consider making a plan to help them live a healthy life. You know your business and what your team likes best.
They will not be sad to ask what their challenges are to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working at your firm and how you, as a leader, can help. If you are not living this lifestyle, try to be committed to them, and hold each other accountable. Many home workouts can give benefits to your employees that do not require equipment, such as Tabata style workouts.
Be a healthy entrepreneur, lead by example, show your team what your goal is and how you are getting there. You may want to lose 20 pounds in the first 7 months of 2021 and know that sweets are troublesome for you. Share it with your team. Let them see their struggles and achievements while getting feedback from them. As a leader, you can set a company-wide goal for a set number of pounds to be lost and for each employee to eat at least one healthy meal per day by the end of the year. You can achieve a strong, cohesive unit in the process, when your team knows that you are providing a way to take care of their health as well as earn an income.