If you want to add value to people, you must make yourself more valuable.
Looking at this title, you may be thinking, isn’t that selfish? It’s actually not. A well is not a well if there is no water inside of it. Saying yes to you means saying yes to being the best version of you. That means developing yourself personally and professionally. To drill it down some more, that would include time management, and exercise.
When it comes to time management, this is an essential skill to have. Your life’s true bank account is the sand in the hourglass known as time. Money can replace itself but not time. Managing time involves checklists and avoiding time bandits. What are time bandits you may ask? Time bandits are people (or activities) that absorb your attention for too long. Say yes to you by managing your time. Don’t get so busy, that you become an expert at neglecting yourself (spirit, and overall well being).
No matter how many people you serve, make time to take care of yourself.
Exercise is a powerful way to say yes to you because it yields more productivity and mental capacity. Exercise to expand your life. High performance comes from a fine-tuned machine that receives regular maintenance. A few benefits of exercise include:
- Increased stamina
- Increased ability to handle stress.
- Increased flexibility.
- Increased strength
These are just a few of the many benefits of regular exercise. They are true for me and others too. When I started doing CrossFit back in 2014, I had no idea that I was going to be able to dead-lift over 300 lbs. This comes in handy when shoveling lots of snow.
When you acquire knowledge, learn a new skill, or gain experience, you not only improve yourself but also increase your ability to help others.
When you say yes to you, it means saying yes to your time, energy and sanity. It also means saying yes to more self-development through online courses, books and conferences. Say yes to becoming the best version of you.