My wife and I have recently been doing a 30 day eating/cleanse program called Whole 30. It’s tough. For 30 days, you eat nothing but whole foods. If you don’t really know what that means, let me give you a little insight into the experience. No grain, no bread, no pasta, no rice, no dairy, no cheese, no beans, no added sugar, no peanut butter, and the list goes on and on. This isn’t a diet. The goal is not to lose weight (although, I can’t possibly imagine how you couldn’t). The end result is supposed to be a better understanding of how foods affect your body. The plan is to work toward restoring good gut health so that your body just feels and functions better. Ideally, there should be some new eating habits established through this process. Did I say it was hard? It’s hard.
Your business or organization probably has its own junk. In the same way that certain foods work against us being healthy, your business probably has areas of dysfunction that work against its ultimate health and success. If we hadn’t done Whole 30, most likely we would not keel over and die next week. But I am confident, that we would never experience the kind of health and vitality that is possible without engaging in this kind of self-discovery. It’s hard, but that’s just part of the deal. Most things that are worth doing are hard. Are you willing to do the hard things to discover how healthy your business or organization could be? Are you willing to dig down into the things that you maybe have always done or that seem to be working just fine? Are there things that are off limits to change for you? I know, when my wife told me that during Whole 30, I could not have cheese, I gave her the look. If you aren’t willing to go there, then your business will never experience true health. You may continue to get by. Things may look good on the surface. I would encourage you to assess your habits. See what is destructive, what is unhealthy, what is working against your hopes and dreams, and then make the decision to get those things out of our life and out of your business. Get healthy.