What are you going to have for lunch today? Did you bring a classic sack lunch with PBJ, juicebox, and an apple? Perhaps you’re carrying your retro Star Wars metal lunchbox with a baloney sandwich, cheese crackers, and an applesauce cup. Or perhaps you’re more of a bento box person with all your veggies and tofu separated into neat little compartments. No matter what you brought to lunch, your forgot the most impactful and beneficial part of an ideal lunch…
Lunch Learners are Leaders and Earners
The highest percentage of people work through their lunch time. They think they are too busy to take a break for something as mundane as refueling their bodies and minds (lunch is for the weak!), a middling percentage might bring something they can heat-up in the breakroom microwave or a protein bar they can unwrap and wolf-down at their desks, and a smaller percentage will actually leave the office for lunch but that time is usually spent running errands or going to personal appointments and hitting a fast food drive-thru as they rush back to the office.
The smartest people, the most successful people, and the people preparing themselves for growth pack something very important in their lunchboxes — they pack learning.
Learn something useful at lunch
Bring a business or personal development book, or download the audiobook version to listen to on your phone. Consume just a chapter or two at a time while your consuming your lunch.
- Listen to podcasts or read blogs and business magazine articles.
- Download a free eBook or industry whitepaper.
- Review the Press Release pages of your biggest customers and prospects to find out what they’ve preparing to lunch and which business divisions are poised for growth (or being eliminated).
The point is, you can skip lunch and waste away.
You can scarf down burgers and fries and be miserable.
Or you can plan a balanced and fortified lunch containing food for your brain.