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Listen To Your Body: 15,500 Steps

I had this whole blog post all written up earlier this week about my walk. However, after I had it written and read it for the next day, I changed my mind. It was about walking through history and how much we have changed from the past. Some times we see that, but other times we don't. We don't see how much things have changed at all. Instead, I decided to write about how we need to listen to our bodies. When it comes to our health, our bodies often give us clues and cues about how we are feeling. For example, I always know if I am getting sick because I get unusually tired a few days beforehand. My glands in my neck will get swollen. If my body is really fighting off something, I sleep a lot more than usual. Even people who haven't seen me for years will say, "You slept until 9:00 am? Are you okay? That's not like you." And, since I know my body's cues that I am getting sick pretty well by now, I listen. It's the same with exercising. When I am

Setting Stretch Goals: 14,400 Steps

In my prior positions, I evaluated monthly and quarterly growth targets ( and would assess how they compared to the prior two to three years. Based on those calculations, I would create what is known as a pro forma statement and determine what the growth targets would be for the next year. Of course, this matters because it sets a baseline for the number of patients or patient days the organization needs for the next year to maintain its current offerings as well as its revenue (or in the case of nonprofits -- operating margin). However, if the organization was being aggressive and wanting to increase its market share or grow a program, I would calculate what is known as a growth target, or stretch goal. What I decided to do was to use some of the tools that I use to create growth and improvement in business to create growth and improvement in myself and my own business. Time and again, those business tools work for multi billion corporations, but we don't apply them to our