People can work themselves to the bone for the sake of survival, but this takes its toll on our health and happiness. Jeff Schneider, CEO of a private company in Austin TX, knows this and seeks to help his employees maintain and sometimes even restore their personal wellness.
Jeff knows that healthy employees are more likely to work at peak efficiency, so he has made wellness programs easily accessible and widely available within his office and adamantly encourages healthy lifestyles outside of work. Also seen as an investment for a company and their employees, a wellness program allows employers to openly support health and fitness activities for their team. A workplace wellness program can encompass sponsored workshops, regular yoga classes during lunchtime, or even paying for a full-service gym on company grounds. By committing to habitual exercise and a healthy diet, an individual can support their immune system while energizing the mind which contributes to increased productivity. Even though Jeff understands wellness programs cannot solve all employee productivity hiccups, he asserts the benefits of wellness programs can substantially reduce downtime and improve the well being of his employees.
Guiding his peers towards personal development and health is important to Jeff Schneider. He is not only emotionally but also physically dedicated to his health and the health of others. Because he values health, he habitually volunteers for nonprofit work as a means of personal development and fulfillment. He also enjoys running community marathons and participating in other charity fitness events. As a bighearted giver, Jeffry Schneider observes that it is not enough to donate funds to a charitable organization; it is just as important to take part in its main activities. So that’s exactly what Jeff is doing: focusing his time and energy on charitable participation.
Jeff Schneider works hard, but at the end of the day, he understands the value of work-life balance. He doesn’t want to look up from his desk one day and realize he’s compromised his personal health for business accolades and success. To him, the quote from the following Dalai Lama rings true. When asked what surprised him most about the world, the Dalai Lama replied, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”