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You can neither lead people nor run your business well when you are out of balance.

Being balanced and healthy are two of the most powerful traits of extraordinary leaders.

If you tune in, you may begin to notice that your body is sending you subtle yet important “taps on the shoulder” in the form of minor pain, rashes, headaches, tiredness, weight gain, stiffness and indigestion, just to name a few.  This is the body’s way of telling you something is out of balance and to slow down. What makes you feel more in balance? A massage? A long walk on the beach? Think you can’t afford the monetary cost or loss of time? Think again, you must pay attention to these gentle taps. If you choose to be too busy and ignore them, the body’s messages to you will get stronger.  Your minor pain will escalate into difficulty moving.  Your headaches will become debilitating, your tiredness will turn to exhaustion, your indigestion will escalate to acid reflux and stomach ulcers. Finally, you’ll take your stubborn self to the doctor and get a pharmaceutical to soothe the symptoms but your work-life choices will remain the same. Big mistake! Eventually, the body’s message to you is a figurative sucker-punch that literally translates into a disease. Listen to the wisdom of your body.

The lifestyle choices you make today determine who you will be tomorrow.

Sara Harvey

Founder & President, innertelligence

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