Business & Fitness
Hirini Reedy discusses the importance of keep fit while
on the job, especially if you're an entrepreneur working
long hours at the computer. Learn what can be done to stay
fit while you sit.
Get Business Fit One Minute At A Time
Too many online entrepreneurs spend long hours working online
to think about their health and fitness. Your online success is
related to your energy levels. How fit are you? Have you looked
at your hips or butt lately? We all know that we need to balance
building a million dollar online business with keeping the mind
and body fit and sharp.
You need to train your mind and body for
success. But I can hear you saying, “I’d love to exercise
but I don’t have the time” or “I’d love to expand my knowledge
but I don’t have the time”.
You must find time to exercise your mind and body. You must train
your mind and body for business like a soldier trains to be mentally
and physically fit for combat. How? By training your mind and
body one minute at a time. Here some ways for the online entrepreneur
to stay physically and mentally fit using the one-minute principle.
Exercise For One Minute.
No matter where your computer is located in the world,
you can still exercise for one minute. Forget about the
past 60 minutes or the next 59 minutes. Focus on the next
one minute. Perhaps do a deep breathing exercise. One minute
of push-ups. One minute of sit-ups. Do one minute of something.
Start to get yourself in better shape one minute at a time.
After a while you may do two minutes then three minutes.
Wow, you have just made a 200% improvement. If you think
one minute of exercise is easy, then try this. Take in a
big breath. Hold this breath and pull in your navel. Now
put both arms in front of you. Imagine pulling and pushing
a heavy train. Do this for one minute while holding your
breath. You will be sucking and gasping for air by the end
of one minute or sooner. Easy minute, yeah right.
Yet this simple one-minute exercise strengthens your chest,
shoulder and arm muscles using sustained contractions. It
increases your chi energy fields by heating and compressing
the air in your lungs. It also teaches you to focus your
mind for one minute. So take a minute’s break from surfing
the net, do a minute of exercise instead.
Train Your Mind For One Minute.
Your mind is like a muscle. It grows stronger when you
exercise and use it’s full potential. For example, the image-nation
is a wonderful place to visit. I am at a beautiful tropical
beach. The sun is warm on my skin. I smell the sea breeze
and hear the gulls circling above me. I am floating on a
raft a short distance from shore. I am floating upwards
into the clear blue sky, circling, spiralling upwards on
warm currents of air. It feels blissful. Yet I am still
sitting at my desk.
An online entrepreneur needs to regularly unplug and disconnect
from the web, mobile phones, laptops and PDAs. Some people
do not know how to unwind. The brain becomes hyperactive
and wired. After a while it needs a clean up and a defrag
so that it can delete rubbish thoughts and expired programmes.
Your mind is a world, a theatre, a paradise that you can
easily visit within one minute. You can go there to relax
and clear your mind whenever you choose. In a hotel lobby,
a plane, a taxi or at your desk. You can then rejoin this
world feeling a lot calmer and cleaner.
Change Your References For One Minute.
Your references are those internal processes, patterns
and memories you use to make sense and meaning of the world
around you. For example, do you speak two or more languages?
You then have more references to interpret and decode the
world around you. This is so important in setting up an
online business that will have global customers. Is English
the preferred language of your customers? For example China
is predicted to be the new economic power over the next
decade. So it may be beneficial to think from a Chinese
frame of reference.
We can open up our world-view by changing our frames of
references for one minute. Go outside your normal self for
one minute. Act the opposite of who you are for one minute.
Think outside your normal thinking. Think in a different
language. Think like a different person. Perhaps think like
a powerful creature. Do this for one minute then put your
normal head back on your shoulders.
Think of a business problem you have. Now choose a different
frame of reference to look at your problem. Look at it through
the eyes of someone you admire. How does the problem feel
now? Or think with the head of an Albert Einstein. How do
you perceive this problem now?
Use this change of references to solve problems, explore
creative insights and expand the limits of your business
Fit One Hour Into One Minute.
Ask yourself, how can you fit one hour into one minute?
Start by examining your time wastage and inefficiencies.
Start at the end with your desired outcome and then reverse
engineer your solutions such that what took one hour now
takes one minute. Keep asking yourself the question, how
can I do things better? Start by chopping off one minute
at a time. Use a military acronym, AIMO (Adapt, Improvise,
Modify, Overcome). Apply this type of thinking to your online
marketing and business operations.
So start to apply the power of one minute to your online
business and marketing efforts. You will be surprised at
the incredible focus you can achieve when concentrate for
Copyright 2005 Hirini Reedy
About The Author
Hirini Reedy is a native Maori author, civil engineer,
retired military officer, martial arts black belt, NLP master
practitioner and internet entrepreneur. He creates accelerated
mind-body fitness solutions for modern life. Check http://www.instantfitnessplans.com.
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