Ancient Chinese Secrets to Small Business Success

Do you ever see that one person in the office who always seems to be on top of everything? What is worse, they are all full of energy verve and happiness. Well, it isn’t a secret. You can pick your head up off the table, put that luggage away that you carry under your eyes and drink coffee because you want to instead of “you need to.”

It is the JOSH HUDSON GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER WORKOUT. With just moments a day, you can be on top of your game.

Friends, I too used to suffer from a pot-of-Joe-a-day habit. I was exhausted all day only to find I couldn’t get to sleep at night. I was always behind the eight ball and wading through a sea of projects that never stopped piling up.

Then one night, I helped an old man who had been mugged in an alley. His ancient mystic Chinese secrets were imparted to me through a long and involved ritual that involved my credit card, two pounds of General Tsao’s Chicken and a stale fortune cookie. Inside that cookie revealed all the secrets of ancient Asian success. THAT IS WHAT I SHARE WIT YOU NOW!

  1. Get a Good Night’s Sleep. We don’t think clearly when we are tired. If you are getting less than 6 hours of sleep, you are putting your body and emotional wellness at risk. Likewise, getting more than 8.5 hours of sleep is also dangerous. Try to keep your sleeping habits between 7-8 hours a night. Make a ritual of going to sleep at the same time each night. Turn off TVs, radios and MP3 players. If you have a hard time getting to sleep, add in a bath just before bed or meditation to buffer the events of the day from sleep time.
  2. Eat a Balanced Diet. Eating healthfully gives you the nutrients you need. Vitamin B. Deficiency in the B-complex can lead to depression and irritability.  We lose vitamins C and E when we are stressed. Eating a healthy diet puts good fuel in the tank and it affects more than just our body health—it effects our mental health as well. So put down the coke and get some water. Drop the Snickers and get a peach.
  3. Exercise. You don’t have to break a sweat, just create a crease in your jeans. Get out and take a walk every day. Walk up some steps instead of taking the elevator one flight up. According to the Mayo Clinic even a small amount of activity goes a long way for healthy living, and it transmits “feel good” endorphins. Funny, but exercises gives you energy instead of tires you out!!
  4. Eliminate procrastinate. Putting off today what could be done tomorrow sounds like a good idea, until you get more stuff to do tomorrow. Two things happen when you stop procrastinating, you find out that most activities don’t take as much energy and time as you expect, and you find that you have less work to do each day if you tackle the little jobs as they come.
  5. The secret to staying organized is to prioritize. Life’s projects can seem overwhelming when you look at all of them at once. That is why you should pull out the priorities that need to be addressed now, and only look at the small list in front of you. It will make the world manageable.
  6. Write down your goals. We all have goals, but unless we write them down, they are just idle wishes. Writing down goals creates a physical declaration and emotional contract with you. It also allows you to gauge your progress and prioritize.
  7. Keep perspective. This is biggest of all of the secret ancient Chinese secrets. We forget sometimes why we are doing what we are doing. We spend so much time working on our goals and priority list, that we don’t sit back once in awhile and look at WHY we are doing what we do. What is it that makes you happy? What is it you want out of life? If you are working to make a life for your family—did you remember to put time off with your family in the “to do” priority list? If you wanted to make lots of money, did you decide how much was “a lot?” Re-evaluate your life goals on a regular basis and check to see if your progress is keeping you on track. Nothing is more de-motivating than to find out you rowed 100 miles in your boat and ended up 50 miles in the wrong direction.
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