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  • Writer's pictureLacy Starling

#89: Best Advice to My Former Self

*A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to three classes of sales students at the University of Cincinnati, and they had some really great questions. REALLY great questions...and a lot of them. So I thought it would be good to share them, and my answers, with you, gentle reader.*

What's the best advice you'd travel back in time and give to yourself when you started Legion?

This is such a great question, because my answer literally never changes. I would tell 29-year-old Lacy to pay more attention to her health and wellness. When I started Legion, I shoved all of that off to the side and focused entirely on the business. I quit going to the gym, quit taking care of my mental health, and figured it would be fine, that I could get back to it when things calmed down.

Things never calmed down. I gained 70 pounds, had a really unhealthy pregnancy, and eventually, started to develop a drinking problem. Finally, eight years into Legion, I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize myself. It was time for a change. I started going to the gym, eating better and drinking WAY less. I'm still not in the shape I'd like to be in, but I'm way better off than I was at the beginning of 2017.

So, with that in mind, when I started this consulting business, I made my health a priority. I didn't stop going to the gym. I added yoga and meditation to my morning routine. I take two walks a day (it helps that I have a very high-energy dog). I pay attention to my mental state and make adjustments when needed. Because no amount of business success is worth sacrificing your health and well-being.


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