Turns out that even sharks have something to fear (and it’s not Ian Ziering wielding a chainsaw).
On the hit TV show Shark Tank, investor Daymond John is known for tackling business issues straight on, and not mincing words.
In the wake of a thyroid cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery, he is now tackling personal health the same way. John made the rounds on numerous media outlets sharing his story – as in the video above.
And at the recent Capitalism Conference in Austin, TX, he used the closing portion of his time as a keynote speaker to deliver a personal plea to all in attendance about making their health their #1 priority.
“I couldn’t care less about anything we’ve talked about with success; none of that matters if you don’t have your health.”
– Daymond John
Stout had a chance meet John at the conference, and we came away with these #Stout Takeaways from the man known as The People’s Shark.
▪ Wealth without health is meaningless.
John cites the proverbial connection between wealth and health: you can’t take it with you. Make sure that you are around to enjoy your success by putting your health at the top of your to-do list.
▪ Don’t put it off.
As John points out, early detection very possibly saved his life, and he encourages everyone to proactively seek checkups. You would definitely monitor the financial health of a company you were invested in. So why wouldn’t you monitor the health of your biggest investment – yourself?
▪ Don’t kid yourself thinking you’re invincible.
You have to put in the work – don’t think you can slide by and catch up later. Diet & exercise – make it happen before it becomes a problem.
Now is the perfect time to set new priorities. For more making a Fresh Start for 2018, check out these Stout suggestions on taking charge of your health, embracing a clean slate and living a consciously designed life.