Welcome to the February 2018 Performance Compass! For the Physical element I’ve chosen the Autonomous SmartDesk 2. Mentally, I decided on the Kindle Oasis eReader. Socially, a must-have resource for active married men and women, the Qalo silicone wedding band. Lastly, for Spiritually I went with Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the saying “Sitting is the new smoking.” Well I’m not sure if it’s that bad, but it’s probably a close second. When I designed our coworking space I knew that I didn’t just want a bunch of comfy cozy sofas or uncomfortable office chairs. I wanted something different. Something that fostered movement and not sedentary work. That’s why it was an easy decision for me to invest in the Autonomous SmartDesk 2. Too much Sitting is not good. We know that. But too much standing is not good either. That’s why these desks were the perfect solution. Each desk raises or lowers electronically with the push of a button. Wow, talk about an upgrade! Sit or stand as you please with the Autonomous SmartDesk 2, but not too much of either. And as a bonus feature, this is the most affordable motorized stand-up desk on the market! Highly enjoy using ours on a daily basis and you will too!
First off, let me start by saying that I’m a personal development junkie and I love reading books. I have tons of hardcover and paperback books and I love my collection. However, there comes a time when one must consider convenience, efficiency and affordability. That’s where the Kindle Oasis comes in. I never thought that I would enjoy reading on an eReader. Well times have changed and so has technology and design. The Kindle Oasis in one word (maybe two) is essential (if you love reading) and versatile. It’s convenient because it’s small, lightweight and easy to hold with one hand. It’s efficient because you can store hundreds (probably thousands) of books on it and it comes with a cover charges the device for you. Simply charge the cover’s battery and it keeps your Kindle charged for 1-2 months at a time. Lastly, since eBooks are cheaper than physical books, it’s much more affordable in the long run. Like you may be, I once didn’t believe, but now I can honestly say that I do. For avid readers like myself, this is a must!
I personally took way too long to get one of these. As a trainer I’m always picking up heavy (and typically metal) oddly shaped pieces of equipment. As a newly married man back in 2012 I had a nice brand new wedding band. I mean this thing was nice and not cheap. Well, dummy me forgot to take it off a few times while training clients and it was pretty much all but ruined. I took it in to the jeweler a couple times to get it cleaned and buffed, but it was never the same, plus I would still randomly wear it while training by accident. In 2016 I finally decided to buy a Qalo silicone wedding band and I’m so glad I did. I wear my Qalo band 6 days a week and to be honest, most of the time I don’t even know it’s there. It’s lightweight, sleek, and never bothers me, even during the toughest workouts. Being married and wearing your ring to honor that commitment is important to me. And as long as I’m a trainer I’ll wear Qalo silicone wedding band.
I cannot “stress” (pun intended) how much I love and rely on Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex. As an entrepreneur and Dad to one and three year old girls this is a must for me! This all-natural, non GMO complex helps relax the body & mind and promotes alertness while enhancing the body’s ability to adapt to stress. This blend also helps blunt the cortisol – a fat storing hormone that is produced during stress and lack of sleep. I cannot recommend this one enough!