This isn’t my brand new idea either…
Studies consistently suggest that folks who are overweight will earn less in life. The impacts of being overweight go beyond just your health. It’s got a clear impact on your wealth, too.
Overweight guys are viewed as lazier
They’re seen as undisciplined, weak-willed, and unsuccessful by others in the workplace.
That means lower job security, less successful contracts, and just all-around discrimination. In a competitive world like business, why give yourself a disadvantage like that? It’s an uphill battle.
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You’ll play the game longer
My accountant died of a heart attack last week.
Was it because of his lifestyle? I don’t know. But someone else will be getting my money now.
The longer you can play the game, the better.
Obese Guys take significantly more short AND long term sick leave.
That means more days away from the office.
I don’t know about you, but when I work more, I earn more.
Stigma towards overweight guys can work it’s way into their own beliefs of themselves.
Lower confidence and belief in your ability to produce high quality work…
Sounds like 2 nails in the coffin for a business owner. Fewer good-quality risks get taken. Every decision you make has a hair less confidence behind it.
As shitty as these stigmas are, they’re powerful enough to influence how you feel.
There are two primary terms used to describe the productivity losses due to obesity.
And neither of them sound very fun at all.
Ready for it?
Excessive daytime sleepiness
I’m hoping that neither of those sound familiar.
If we want to throw all that science shit out the window…
Consider that getting in shape is a great way to hone the traits that foster success.
Patience, discipline, focus, and consistency.
It’s just like how squatting can make you run faster… or how being great at business could help you get in shape!
think about owning a business as an amplification of yourself…
All the losses that you incur are that much bigger.
And all the benefits that you leave on the table are an even greater setback. It’s just a quality feedback loop. Garbage goes in, garbage comes out.
Between absenteeism and early mortality…
Economists estimate that obesity causes losses between $3.8 billion to $15.7 billion per year in USA alone.
Will some of those losses be yours?
So, what can you do about it?
Well, reading through my other articles here is a good start.
But the newsletter is where the real magic is.