Health is Wealth
“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better” - Jim Rohn
Since the first time I heard Jim Rohn speak those words, I have been on a journey for self-improvement. This journey has lead me from the halls of the University of St. Thomas while acquiring my masters, consumed for countless hours in the pages of a book, even across the ocean to the beaches of Fiji studying under the great Anthony “Tony” Robbins.
It wasn’t until recently that I came across the CORE training, and for once I feel at home. In my short experience with the people I have meet, I am completely looking at my business and life in a whole new way. There are so many lessons I have learned in my short few months with the CORE, but let me tell you about my first coaching call with Rick Ruby, owner and founder of the CORE.
I was so excited for my coaching call with Rick, especially after hearing him speak at the Summit, on stage, on CD’s, and on podcasts … I waited for our private coaching call, knowing that this man was going to change my life. Moments later he appears on the video conference call. After a few pleasantries and a long silence, he looked up from the file he was holding just over his cheaters and said “You’re fat.”
That was a few months back, since then I have reframed what I value and moved “Health” much higher on my priorities. I didn’t wait until the New Year, I started immediately. I joined a gym, hired a trainer for three times a week, hired an expert to prepare my meals, and took an interest in all health related books.
So what changed? My mindset did, perspective is everything. It took Rick, calling me out for what it was. Here is a man - who I sought out for his business coaching - who walks the walk and he leads by example. He coaches the top real estate agents and mortgage lenders across the country. He is fit and healthy. All of these years I have been striving for success in my business, and in doing so I failed to see that success means very little if your health and vitality are taken away. So my belief system has changed - instead of logging in a few more hours at work, those extra hours are now devoted to my health. It was Ghandi who said “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
I owe it not only to myself to take care of me, but to those around me. Therefore, if I don’t take care of myself, how will I be able to contribute to those around me?