How to Prioritize Your Health as a Leader
Two weeks ago, I had a medical scare.
Generally speaking, I’m pretty darn healthy. I eat well. Exercise. Sleep. Drink loads and loads of water etc.
I go to the dentist and do my typical annual physical on schedule without thinking twice.
Yet, I put off a screening.
In December I finally scheduled and went in for my appointment.
The results were abnormal. Nothing unusual or alarming about that, it’s pretty common.
I made my follow-up appointment and had a 3-hour appointment.
Only to be met with the same results, abnormal. “We need a biopsy”
At that point, I was scared and angry.
Angry at myself for putting off the screening.
But ultimately, angry that I did the thing that I preach and preach to my clients.
Put my health as a second priority to work.
For me - I was lucky.
The results of the biopsy were benign. (thank goodness and a heavy sigh of relief)
I see leaders do this ALL THE TIME.
Prioritize their work, team, clients, and organization over their health.
And in doing so they've ended up with:
The simple fact is - none of that matters if you’re not here.
Nobody is going to prioritize you, except for you.
And we need you around.
What have you been putting off?