When I left the military I gained 15 pounds pretty fast.

My recent trip to the doctor’s for the first time outside of the military was highlighted with the lovely comment from the doc, “You know, technically you’re obese.”

I thought for a second about the old big-boned comeback, but then my 2 kids in the room with me bursted into laughter. They’re 6 & 4, and it didn’t take much to put them over the edge into an endless gigglefest.

That was the first time they heard the word obese. The first time I was called it, technically…

You’d be surprised how many new songs kids can come up with on a 15 minute drive home highlighting the word they just learned.

I guess going from being semi-active to just sitting at a desk all day nudged me in this direction. So did the late night eating habit I developed while working late hours after the kids went to bed. I justified it by saying to myself at midnight, “I ate over 5 hours ago!”

So here I am, now in the worst shape of my life and it has started to affect my business.

On the surface you might not think it could. But it does, every part of your business.

From the obvious things like self image, confidence, etc and how that correlates to how well you promote your business (which is you).

To the not so obvious, like not having the energy to wake up a little earlier for a little me time before the day starts or staying up a little later to finish up some things that took longer than I accounted for.

All of this adds up to hurting the bottom line in business, revenue.

And hurt revenue means lower income.

And lower income puts me one baby step closer to my wife forcing me to get a job!

Excuse me while I go do a sit up and eat a leaf of kale…

Chris Galluccio, Founder of ThoughtsWordsActions.com

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