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Lead Story

The hope and hype ushered in by big data

News

Industry Update

Target hack underscores importance of breach reporting

Will showrooming spark retail innovation?

Bitcoin's influence grows

Colorado pot legalization highlights payments quandary

Features

Watch your BYOD

ISOMetrics:
Breaches across America – 2013

Views

Scrutinizing the Fed's payments data

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Back to the future, MLS style

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Rejection: The self-fulfilling prophecy

Benjamin Abel
Bank Associated Merchant Services

Both optimism and pessimism present challenges

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC.

Company Profile

transmodus Corp.

RT Lawrence Corp.

New Products

A fast, accurate, real-time reporting tool

LiveView
Electronic Payments

Inspiration

Making resolutions more 'sticky'

Departments

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 27, 2014  •  Issue 14:01:02

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Inspiration

Making resolutions more 'sticky'

New Year's resolutions typically focus on getting physically healthy. It could be cutting down on processed foods and increasing fresh veggies in the diet, or perhaps ditching that cigarette habit for good. But these resolutions have a way of being quickly forgotten, oh, right about now in the calendar year.

Personal health, business health

So here's an approach that might make resolutions more "sticky": link personal resolutions to the health of your business. How many people make that connection? But the fact is that one's physical health is related to the state of one's business.

For example, if your office environment is a mess, with boxes of files lying around, is that not a symptom of disorder in the collective mind of management? Doesn't that disorder contribute increased stress in the office, which takes a toll on the body?

If the wellness of a business and the health of its owners and workers are interrelated, it follows that becoming physically healthier will have a positive effect on the business, as well. It also makes sense that if, for example, a business owner's new exercise regimen results in improved processes at work, then seeing those improvements will help motivate the owner to continue exercising.

Symbiosis in action

Here are a few other examples of how physical well - being can translate into improved business health:

So take a page from your business plan and integrate resolutions into your bottom line.

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