Entrepreneurs: Work Out More Than Your Business Plan

When it comes to your business plan, you are constantly looking for ways to get it in better shape—tightening your financials or finding new markets to target —but have you ever considered how your health can affect your business?

Exercising can improve your health while improving your business. Check out these three tips for how being healthy makes you a better entrepreneur.

Clear the Hurdles

Treat your business as if you are training for a marathon. Set clear goals for yourself and have the determination to cross the finish line. Having a vision for what you want to do and how you want to do it will make your business more successful. But, it’s hard to finish a marathon if you don’t build up your endurance. Build your business endurance by setting key milestones along the way.

Chamber tip: Build your physical endurance at the Colorado Classic Bike Race and Velorama Music Festival on Aug. 11 -13 to get into that mindset for your business.

Flex Your Creative Muscles

Exercise is one way to improve creativity. It gets your creative juices flowing and can make you more productive at work. Exercising increases the blood flow to your brain, which can enhance your mood, sharpen your focus and increases your energy—all which make you and your employees more productive.

Chamber tip: Make exercise a part of you workday. Check out Be Well at Work in 5 Steps to learn how the Chamber is being healthier, and don’t forget to take the stairs when you visit the Chamber to be a part of the Healthy Climb Challenge sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Find Your Spotting Partner

Build your network through your exercise routine. Take your meetings outside of the office. Instead of holding client meetings over lunch or in a conference room, choose a fitness activity to talk about business. Whether it’s on the golf course, over a game of tennis or at a spin class, getting out of the office can provide you with a new way to connect and grow your business relationships.

Chamber tip: Team building is an important investment for your company culture. Be inventive and fun when it comes to work outings!

Make it a goal to incorporate exercise into your workday whether that’s taking a stroll outside, standing at your desk or biking to work. Get healthy to be successful in your business.

Laura James is the marketing and communications coordinator for the Denver Metro Chamber.