Successful Business Leaders Create More Than Profit

Other than tonsillitis and a hernia as a small child, a fractured shoulder a decade ago and the occasional cold or flu, I have been blessed with good health. As a teen, I was a cheerleader and played tennis almost daily. In college, I walked practically everywhere I went. But law school and practicing law required a lot of sitting. And leading IBN requires a lot of sitting.

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Over the years, I've stopped sitting long enough to focus on fitness. I've even blogged about it from time to time. But I've never made it a habit. I'm determined to change that now.  This morning, I participated in a 70-minute cardio step workout at the Y. The class was pretty advanced as you can see, but other than the time it took to record this quick video, I was all over my step. When the instructor performed steps I couldn't do, I improvised.

I'm not quite sure why I recorded this video. Surely you won't get much out of watching a fuzzy video of a stranger sweating for 39 seconds. But I will, because I know that over the next several months, as I'm updating my blog, I will see this video. And if I haven't made it a point to move that day, this will remind me that I must make a different choice.

My ThemeWord for 2010 is WISDOM, and I am praying for lots of it this year, especially where my business is concerned. Here's a bit of wisdom that have been revealed to me this year: Successful business leaders create more than profit. They also create energy and opportunities.

I am going to need to increase my fitness level substantially if I am going to create the energy and opportunities I intend to create during my lifetime. I'm excited about what these insights can mean for me, my family, my business and the people I serve.

Question: What do you think? Will you join me?

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.