Your New Business’s Success May Depend on You Exercising


When it comes to “getting it done,” entrepreneurs fare better than most at setting ambitious personal goals and achieving them. After all, it takes a lot of self-control and determination to launch a business and see it through to fruition.

After a long day at the office, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to come home, plunk down and fall asleep with their face in a TV dinner or tell themselves that they deserve a moment of rest. Entrepreneurs can also fall victim to an “all or nothing” mindset in which they feel compelled to focus 100 percent of their energy on a particular endeavor, usually sacrificing fitness.

But putting off exercise isn’t just hard on your health. You’re also passing up the opportunity to be more productive, clear-headed and consistent.

Working out also bolsters your consistency — a key driver to startup success. When you get into a routine of exercising regularly, you instill habits of follow-through and commitment that will carry over into your business.

By not working out, you gradually develop a habit of putting things off, which can bleed over into other aspects of your life — including your business. The longer you avoid working out, the harder it is to start.