Want to Be Successful at Work? Listen to This Health Advice

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the rise in popularity of TED Talks and networking events like Summit Series, it’s that there’s a lot we can learn and apply into our own lives from business moguls and wellness entrepreneurs — and that they’re surprisingly open about sharing. Lizanne Falsetto, founder of thinkThin products and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year, fits both bills. While hard work goes without saying, Falsetto says that exercise, positivity, and eating the right foods were crucial to her rise to the top. “I truly believe that if there’s one way to get ahead in business, it’s getting ahead with yourself first.” We asked her to elaborate on this point and in turn she gave us six top tips to getting ahead in business by getting healthy.

1. Listen to your body

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Only you have the gut instincts on what agrees with you and what doesn’t. Listen to your body and what it’s trying to tell you – if foods make you feel bloated and sluggish than they’re most likely figuratively and literally weighing you down, it’s time to make a change.

2. Take a walk

Although your diet is super important, regularly exercising, getting enough sleep and how you handle stress are equally as important. Stress makes for poor decision-making; therefore, it’s better to get out of the office for a bit and stretch your legs on a walk. Take time to have a “you” moment and come back to the decision at hand with a fresh perspective.

3. Have a clear head

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Mental clarity is essential in your career. Only you can provide yourself a clear, open mind so pay attention to your daily environment and people whom you surround yourself with.

4. Positive people = positive vibes

Keep positive, uplifting people close. Their energy is contagious and will benefit you more in the long run versus negative energy, which will just weigh you down.

5. Take notes

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This is simple and may seem petty, but writing down positive experiences you’ve had in your day is a way to practice gratitude and remember how blessed you are. It’s a longtime theory that when you routinely practice gratitude, the universe responds with even more positive energy.

6. Set your schedule

Your energy levels will be much better and more consistent if you wake up at the same time every day and go to bed around the same time every night. Your internal clock will be much more in tune with your daily activities—you’d be amazed at how this can affect your mood and productivity.  Routine rest= routine energy!

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