Your Health is your Retirement Plan

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Remember YOU are an investment! So anytime you spend money on organic food, supplements, gym memberships, or personal trainers you are investing in YOU.

No one can exercise for you or eat healthy for you; it’s you that has to do it. You are the only one that has to live your life. So forget about the past, what’s done is done. Yesterday is gone forever, but you must accept responsibility for where you are now. The day you take complete responsibility for yourself is the day you stop making excuses, that’s the day you start on the road to success.

Now let’s prepare for the future. Cherish your good memories and learn from the challenges.  You have the power to succeed at anything and do things you never thought you could do, but before you start on a path of action . . . what do you think about YOU?

I have a client who is a very successful businessman. He is very astute at financial matters. When I first met him money seemed to be the most important aspect of his life. I noticed he wasn’t working up to his potential. In his training sessions, he was not focused; he went through the motions without really giving it 100%. It was clear to me that his health was not as important to him as money.

So to get my point across, I asked him if he had a superannuation plan. He looked at me like I was stupid and assured me of his financial security. I then told him that it was a shame he would not be around to enjoy it. I was able to convey to him that health was the most important component of his retirement plan, for without his health no amount of money mattered.

As soon as he understood that his health was his greatest investment, he stepped up to the challenge and worked hard to be the fittest and healthiest that he had ever been. The fitter and healthier he got, the more his business flourished. He now realised that exercise and eating well were perfect companions to his work life. They go hand in hand; the exercise was a great stress relief while healthy eating gave him the extra energy he needed to run a successful business. Your health is your best retirement plan.

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