Take your dog for a walk

I moved to the Kootenays to enjoy the splendour of the mountains. 

Did I succeed?

Frankly, I have seen them more from the air travelling on business trips than I have living in Kaslo.

But my schedule is winding down and as difficult as it might seem to change a busy routine, the smallest changes can make a big difference. 

In the past, I have always rationalized that I am too busy to take my dog on a decent walk daily. But in reality, there are bad habits that I have on a daily basis that burn more time than walking the dog.

For example, if you spend an hour a day on social media (or any other bad habit), it adds up considerably over a 40-year career.

That would total 14,600 hours or the equivalent of 365 work weeks or in other words, 7.3 years of your working life productively working inside your Facebook profile.

For the past two weeks, I have been enjoying taking my dog for a walk three times a day and frankly if I can say that I walked for 7.3 years of my working life, I would not be embarrassed and probably a lot healthier. 

Thank goodness for dogs that need walking.

They are a great distraction and now I get to enjoy the mountains.


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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

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