“Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. True compounding will only happen if you stay in the game long enough, and how you manage your health & fitness will play a key role in determining this longevity.”
We had some great perspectives & insights from Mukesh Bansal at #HackingHealth – an initiative by Kalaari Capital & Cure Fit to discuss the importance of personal health and wellness for founders.
We live in a world where there is a new fad diet, superfood, supplement, or nutrition theory every month. Wellness has also become a part of the mainstream discourse and there is an overwhelming amount of information for anyone to process. Mukesh shared learnings about health and wellness from his personal journey as an entrepreneur of 15+ years. We had some interesting conversations on how founders can incorporate sustainable habits on how to live a healthy life.
Some key takeaways from Mukesh’s session:
- Building a business is a 10-year journey, and you need to have energy and focus at all times. After continuing to work diligently, one loses attentiveness. Jogging in the morning always sets the tone for a fruitful day, both personally & professionally.
- Leverage advances in healthcare technology such as tools to measure things like stress levels and sleep quality.
- Working out in a group or with a buddy can prove to be helpful in forming long-term habits. Also, beginning with tiny tasks like putting out exercise equipment or a yoga mat, for instance, will ultimately motivate one enough to begin.
- Small changes in your lifestyle such as scheduling walking meetings as often as possible can play a big role in the long term.