As a hard driving entrepreneur and business owner, sleep is just something that gets in the way more productivity, or so I thought. Now don’t get me wrong, as lifelong athlete I know rest is vital for top performance and I try to get as much as possible, but also over the past 15 years I’ve been building a national company and with that comes stress, responsibility and a relentless non-stop drive.
I wanted to share this little nugget I found in my diary from 2005 of a typical day after building my company for just two years. It’s now 13 years later and my company is bigger than ever but it was the daily emotions like this you have to battle.
There may be times in your life where you feel sluggish and things aren’t going your way. You’re stuck in the doldrums of life. It happens to every one but the key is not staying there. So how do you kick it into high gear?
Many might think it's life on the beach? Wrong! With that title though comes immense responsibility. I am speaking from the mindset of a bootstrap entrepreneur who built a company from the ground up with not a penny of outside investment.
So often when it comes to health and fitness, people seek the complex answers instead of the easy ones. Why? Because we want the silver bullet, the secret sauce or the magical potion. It’s more exciting than talking about the “boring” stuff.
One thing I’ve really focused on lately is HRV ( Heart Rate Variability ). It’s an interesting measure to help analyze recovery, stress levels and fitness.
What HRV is, is a measurement of the time interval between heartbeats and the variation of them. In a basic sense, you don’t want a droning beat that is the same every time. Slight variations are key to a healthy heart rhythm.