We were brought up not to talk about money or politics. Yet so many of us are chasing the dollar to have a good life.
I certainly was and thought I had it all. I had the husband and family (still amazing so very happy there), the house (a few actually- yeah me!), the car (a convertible- midlife crisis anyone?) and the job. I am a professor of nutrition and dietetics and love teaching the next generation of nutrition leaders. My research has guided the care of hundreds (??thousands) of health professionals and improved the care of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. I'm very proud of what I've accomplished and the amazing people that I've worked with.
However, the more senior I got, the more roles and responsibilities I took on. While my team does reasonably well in research support, the national scheme is now a lottery (5-10% success rate anyone) and the expectations of doing more with less keep increasing. Finally after being stretched very thin, not spending time with my family and doing a lot of late night international calls, I evaluated my life. Why the hell am I doing this? My family want more time with me, the pleasant me, not the "I've got another 5 things to do before I go to bed", me. I'm managed to realign my life so I'm using my expertise and experience to help others, I'm happier and healthier (and still get to work part time as a university professor doing what I love). So I ask you the same question I asked myself a year ago. Why are you doing this???
SO ARE YOU WEALTHY? 😁
Or are you working yourself to death?
Do you prioritise yourself? Do you practice self care, take time out, have life goals as well as work goals and follow an effective mindset, nutrition and enjoyable movement plan? 🥰
If not, isn't it time you prioritise yourself? Health is wealth!
If you have the $ and the job but aren't enjoying it and are not experiencing full health then you are not wealthy.
Please feel free to message me if you would like to explore how we can work together to ensure you are living a life that is just as successful as your career and one that you truly LOVE. Health is WEALTH!! x Prof Liz