Scott O’Neil has earned a reputation as a leader of leaders and is one of the most connected, dynamic and driven executives in the NBA, NHL and NFL industry today, he’s made some mistakes over the years but now has worked out and created a formula for mental health which he lives by:
You do something for your mind, something for your body and something for your soul, every day. You get the right amount of sleep. You practice gratitude and you be where your feet are (meaning you put your phone down and get your head up).
He then goes into more depth on each:
- Now, something for your mind, you gotta have an interest outside of work. You have to have a passion. You have to be learning. Doesn’t have to be complicated. It could be a Ted talk, but you’ve gotta be learning and stretching your mind in different ways.
- Your body, you have to take care of yourself. Get the heart rate up a little bit.
- You have to feed your soul. You need to find stillness, could be yoga, or listening to the birds etc.
- Sleep is the most understood superpower you could ever have. Sleep lets the mind, body and soul heal. You need 6.5-8.5 hours depending on your DNA, makeup and lifestyle.
- Tell the people you love why you love them and appreciate them. 60 seconds a day send a note or
- Be where your feet are – No phones in the bedrooms or kitchens, regulation on the amount of time on social media.
Buy Scott’s book here or listen to him chatting with Jay Shetty below (skip to 22:47 for the bit about Mental Health).
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