I have this new obsession. It called a WHOOP strap
Ever heard of it?
It’s this strap that goes on your wrist and connects into an app on on your phone and also an account online. It measures a TON of stuff going on in your body each day, including:
How many calories you burn,
How much stress (or strain they call it) you place on your body,
Your average heart rate and spikes during they day.
How much your body recovers each day.
And, how you sleep….this sleep part is the one in which I got WHOOPED.
I’ve always had issues sleeping. I think it’s genetic. I’m restless and toss and turn and wake up more than once at night. But I generally wake up feeling somewhat rested…or so I thought.
They say you should have 7-8 hours of sleep each night so I go to bed and get up 8 hours later “thinking” I got about 7-8 hours of sleep.
After almost a week I got my sleep WHOOP slap in regards to sleeping.
You see, this app measures the exact time I go to bed, how long I’m awake during the night, how long I’m in light sleep, REM sleep and deep sleep.
Of the 8 hours in bed each night I’m averaging less than 5 hours of sleep each night! In fact, one night I sleep only 2 1/2 hours!
This was mind blowing to me! It also indicates my body was recovering at a rate of only about 30% each day.
Ever feel run down sometimes? That’s your recovery at night and I found out I wasn’t doing much of that. What I thought I was getting in regards to sleeping was NOT what was actually happening.
This was the slap I needed. I sat down this morning and immediately put a plan together to get this sleep and recovery thing right once and for all.
This is important…..
You might not have issues sleeping but let me ask you this, is there a place in your business in which you THINK you’re actually accomplishing more than you are?
For instance, if you market yourself online are you actually doing that or just spending time looking at posts?
Are you marketing yourself on LinkedIn with content of just making connections?
If you have an employee issues at your company are you addressing the root cause or just pointing fingers and blaming?
If you have a financial or cashflow problems are you working with someone to help correct those problems or just looking at your bank account?
Today I want to challenge you to look at your business and ask yourself whether you’re spending time doing the activity (sleeping) or just acting like you are (lying in bed awake).
As I’ve found out, there is a big difference……
If you’re a business owner that is looking to get more leads, conversions, and transactions at higher prices and profits, we should talk. Click on the link below and select a time.