Phew, I had a busy day today. I was in Seattle attending two CEO Roundtables. One dealt with “Work Life Balance” (or rather, the myth) and the other discussion centered on “Avoiding Burnout as an Entrepreneur. Both were interesting and insightful. The main take away is an obvious one but something I need frequent reminders on.
Remember on the plane, when the flight attendant reminds you that, in case of an emergency, to strap on your oxygen mask before those of small children around you?
It’s that way with business as well. If the leader of the team doesn’t take care of themselves, it’s impossible for them to take care of others and shepherd the company to a sustainable future.
“Taking Care” can be defined in many ways — everything from working out, meditation time, meeting up with friends, vacations, and not working the weekends — the point of the roundtables turned out to be that it’s important to find something that makes you feel fulfilled and then be relentlessly systematic about actually doing it on a regular basis.
Afterwards, I checked my list of “Energy Expanders” and promptly went out for a jog: