We all know this. But until or unless something happens to you or someone close to you, we all tend to put on blinders and move on our way.  Given it is a holiday week, traffic is light and a good amount of people are out doing something more fun than sitting in their offices, I thought I would veer off of my normal topics this week.

As some of you know, I hurt my knee back in March.  I unfortunately had to have surgery three weeks ago today, which is why you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks.  While this obviously affects me, it also affects my wife and kids, and the people I work with, both at my office and clients.  From being out of the office, working remotely or having to leave during business hours to go to physical therapy, getting hurt has required others to accommodate my physical issues and schedule.  I don’t know about you, but I personally do not like to put people out because of my issues.

It also has prevented me from conducting the normal marketing and networking activities I do regularly, which cannot have a positive effect on my business.  I know I will work through this, but it sure reminded me that I take it for granted that I will be in my office everyday other than when on vacation.

So the whole point is that, as we head into summer, it is as good a time as any to think about your health and what you can do to maintain it or improve it.  Don’t only think about this when coming up with New Year’s resolutions!  Whether changing your diet, exercising a bit more or starting for the first time by taking short walks around your neighborhood, do something.  Invest in yourself.

It will be worth it because then, even if something happens like what happened to me, it makes your recovery shorter and easier.  At least that is what my physical therapist tells me…