The Correlation Between Good Health and Business Success


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The correlation between good health and business success is evident. Struggles with one’s well-being, mentally or physically, don’t disappear at the doors of your office; they linger like an invisible cloak, slowly draining you of energy, focus, and joy.  

Our team here at DMC Atlanta knows firsthand that prioritizing our health is a conscious choice, and one that has to be made daily. It’s why we’ve incorporated a “Healthy Body, Healthy Business” mantra at work and encourage our teammates, through different incentives and recognition, to take care of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Here’s How

The first step in improving your life and career is to reflect. How often do you schedule exercise into your weekly routine? Are you conscious of what you’re feeding your body and your mind? Do you have a bedtime you try to maintain or do nighttime irregularities plague your sleep cycles? 

The average person needs seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

Not only does a good night’s rest improve your memory, but it also reduces stress, keeps your heart healthy, and makes you more alert.

The effects of a full night’s sleep are felt immediately. You’ll wake up the next morning with more zest, and a brain that has had the opportunity to repair from the previous day’s activities = a more alert business professional. 

Next, your eating habits. What you put into your body affects your energy levels and overall physical health, as well as how efficiently you concentrate and problem-solve. The key to optimizing your brain function is to have a balanced diet. It’s okay to grab fast food once a week as long as it’s balanced later with vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. How often have you gone to lunch and maxed out on a burger and fries only to come back to work with no energy? The key is to know your body and to pay attention to what it needs to thrive!

Now, what about exercise? If you’re working from home or sitting all day, how are you taking care of yourself during this time of social distancing? Even if it’s for 30 minutes a day, get active! At DMC Atlanta, we reimburse our team $50 monthly towards their gym membership if they work out 16x in 30 days or pay fully for their membership if they work out 24x in a month. We often host in-office yoga classes to show our team firsthand how easy it is to highlight their physical health. Our logic is simple; a healthy body yields a healthier mind. In addition, if our employees get sick, we offer telemedicine options to get them the relief they need. Why? Simply because we care.  

If you don’t take time to take care of yourself, there is no way you can take care of your team.” – David Cohen

Now, let’s concentrate on the importance of self-care and mental health. For years, discussing mental health openly was frowned upon. In many parts of the world, it’s outright taboo. At DMC Atlanta, we support organizations, like Movember, who champion for men’s mental health concerns. We know to lead others properly, we have to be open and honest about what depletes us and what fills our cup. For some, all that’s needed to replenish is an hour of yoga a day or thirty minutes of guided meditation. For others, it’s art, dance, or therapy.  No matter what method works, it’s essential to your overall success to put time and energy into acknowledging your feelings without having to act on all of them.           

When you feel healthy, mentally and physically, you are in a proactive headspace, not a reactive one. The keys to success are simple but start internally. By getting a full night’s rest, eating smart, and putting your mental health first, you are setting yourself up for true, lasting long-term success. Add 1 part healthy body + 1 part healthy mind, and you’ve got yourself a healthy business…one sure to withstand the course because it’s fortified from every direction.

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Our TEAM

Austin Owen

Manager

Austin was born and raised in Atlanta. He has traveled the US in search of the perfect protein shake.

Jenna Huss

VP of Development

Jenna is DMC Atlanta's VP of development. She is one of the smartest people we know, but she has no idea how loud she is.

Ganessa Pickens

Assistant Manager

Ganessa is from Riverside, CA, but we are slowly converting her to sweet tea.  She has mastered the non-duckface selfie.


Alethea Burke

Manager

Alethea was born in Alaska, spent most of her childhood in Florida, but claims Atlanta as her home. Occasionally Adam hides in her hair when Jenna is being really loud.

Leon Butts

Account Manager

Leon was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and raised by a single mother with 17 siblings. Leon has always had a competitive spirit and a natural when it came to athletics, especially wrestling.

Michael Cosper

Manager

Michael was raised south of Atlanta. He is a rabid UGA fan who runs our team in Nashville with his wife, Vianca. Go Dawgs!

Adam McNally

Manager

Adam  was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a small town in southern Maryland. He loves this business because it's purely based on performance.

Tia Maiello

Human Resources Recruiter

Tia grew up in a tiny town in Upstate New York and loves being a part of DMC Atlanta's growth. We love it when she says "calendar."  

Rae Stafford

Human Resources Manager

Rae has been a part of the DMC Atlanta team since 2012. She is head of HR and has an unnatural love of queso.

Chris Auwarter

Manager

Chris grew up in a small town in NY and runs an office in Dallas, TX.  He is a proud Cleveland Browns Fan.  Seriously.  He is.

Kenneth Burke

Account Manager

Ken was born and raised in upstate New York, and his true personality is just as colorful and awesome as part of his upbringing, where he worked with traveling carnivals!

Julia Copeland

Human Resources Recruiter

Julia was born in Iowa, but her dad's job moved her family out to the suburbs of north Atlanta. From there, her love for lemonade and the word "Y'all" grew.

Mike Figueroa

Manager

Mike was born in New York, NY but raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the State University of West Georgia.

Adam Dorfman

President & CEO

Adam founded DMC Atlanta in 2003. He is a bourbon and food snob who loves his family and live music. He is also a proud "Headblade" proponent.

Savanah Hart

Human Resources Recruiter

Savanah is an Atlanta native who graduated from Valdosta State.  If you thank her for something, you will immediately know she worked at Chick-Fil-A

Sofin Rajwani

Account Manager

Sofin was born and raised in India, then made his way to the States to further his education. He loves to dance and is often seen busting a move around the office here at DMC Atlanta! 

Andres Campanucci

Manager

"The Nucci" is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you don't like him, it's you, not him.  He's awesome.

Chad Harpole

Manager

Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

Dan Bazuin

Manager

Dan was raised in a northern Michigan, runs an office in Detroit, and has the nickname "Bear Claw." Dan joined our team after a couple of years in the NFL. 

Shilan Parham

Manager

Shilan was born and raised in Iran, moved to China, and lived there for 8 years. She always had a dream to move to the United States, as it is the land of opportunity.