9 Tips to Work Rest and Play

WORK

1. Master the art of a perfect greeting/handshake. Its what people most remember about you. Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama are your perfect examples.

2. Keep learning and attending seminars in your field of expertise. Stay relevant and avoid becoming a dinosaur.

3. Aspire to inspire others, not put them down. Business is a lot easier when you win people over. They will work hard with you and for you if you inspire them about the goals. By all means though avoid people that ‘just don’t get it’. Life is too short…

REST

1. Breath through your stomach not your chest. Do this consciously when you are driving, sitting idle and sleeping. This single exercise can change your life because it unlocks tension and releases your mojo.

2. Turn off all technology when you are driving, eating and sleeping. Technology trains our mind to be in distraction mode, reduces our attention span and teaches us to not live in the moment.

3. Sleep more.

PLAY

1. Don’t do exercise. Play a sport that caters to your competitive nature. e.g. Soccer, tennis, touch footy. Competitive sport is a lot easier on the motivation. You can do 60 minutes of touch footy and the time flies. It also tunes you for competitiveness in business.

2. Get intimate with your partner more often. Play in the bedroom is just as important as sport. Use it or lose it. As a side benefit for men: more intimacy = less risk of prostate cancer.

3. Reserve work for work. I don’t believe that play should occur at the office. Sure you can celebrate your wins at work, but keep it professional and save your silly side for your family. My wife and I often put pop music on for the kids in the family room and we all dance and party like it was 1999.

Life balance is simply a matter of maths. We have 24 hours in the day. If you reserve 8 hours each for rest, work and play you will never get stressed again in your life.