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Balancing Business Success with Health and Wellness: A Talk with Luke DePron

Balancing Business Success with Health and Wellness: A Talk with Luke DePron

Have you built an amazing business at the cost of running your physical and mental health into the ground? And do you feel that you just don’t have the time to make real changes in your lifestyle? In this episode, our guest is Luke DePron, an online weight loss coach for busy entrepreneurs and businessmen, as well as the host of the Live Great Lifestyle podcast. Both from his training and from strategies learned from exceptional sportsmen and elite performers, Luke has transformed everyday men into Olympic-level athletes. Today, he helps high-achieving entrepreneurs lose 20 pounds or more of body fat through the Lean Body Method™ so their physiques, energy, and confidence match the success they have in business and in life.

In our conversation, Luke navigates how to establish your way to fitness, avoid work that is unhealthy for you, and lead a successful business. He digs into how to achieve wellness, make it stick, and set up realistic goals. He remarks on the importance of creating a business culture where employees’ health is prioritized and they feel you care about them as well as their wellness. Read more

On Culture….& Personal Breaking News

Ptex recently received quite a compliment. As of July, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work® business.

To receive this prestigious accolade, GPW asked our employees to participate in their anonymous survey on their feelings regarding the workplace environment, culture, management, etc. and how it affected – positively or negatively – their job performance. I myself was not allowed to take part in this.

The unanimously positive results of the survey was quite touching.

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Kill the Manager!

Now before everyone gets up in arms, I’m certainly not advocating violence in any shape or form. But I do want to bring attention to a fundamental issue that, unfortunately, tends to get skated over a bit.

It’s no secret that company culture is a critical element to success in any business. It’s a huge reason for the success of companies such as Google, Zappos, and Southwest Airlines. Quality employees and valuable clients alike are attracted to a place with a vibrant, positive culture.

Great culture starts at the top. Those in executive and managerial positions have the power to set the tone for the workplace environment. It’s an enormous, far-reaching responsibility, because the environment they create will ultimately determine the quality of the employees and the business they attract. Guess that’s why they’re paid the big bucks.

There is a common denominator that all companies with great culture tend to share: they understand that there is a difference between managing and leading.

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So Tell Me, What’s New?

I just came across a fascinating article on CNET that I wanted to share with you.

Formally known as The CNET 100 Leaderboard, this eye-opening commentary chronicles the 100 hottest hi-tech products sold this month. A quick look at some of these items – ranging from the HP OfficeJet 8600 printer to the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone to the Nikon D5300 digital camera – really got me thinking.

Why are these objects selling so quickly? Don’t people already own printers and phones and cameras? What’s with the remarkably high demand for so many clone-like products already owned by nearly every human on the planet?

The answer, of course, lies within ourselves.