There has been a big misconception about him that he was a workaholic and that he was really tough to work with, says Beheshti in CNBC Make It. Yes, in some cases he was. However, in the midst of being a tough boss, Jobs says, who died in 2011, made it a point to prioritize his wellbeing, which gave him the energy and clarity and the vision to build Apple.
After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999, Beheshti worked for Jobs for one year before leaving to work for the tech startup BlueArc and eventually entered a career in sales. In 2012, Jobs left sales to launch her own corporate wellness company Prananaz, which she credits Beheshti for inspiring her to do.
Naz Beheshti is an executive wellness coach, speaker and author who began her career as the first executive assistant to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs.
For example, Beheshti says that not only did Jobs eat really healthy but also meditated daily, he had regular physical activity like exercise several times a week and maintained strong relationships.
Watching Prananaz take what she calls a holistic approach to his well-being is what Beheshti says leads her to Jobs. Prananaz, Beheshti explains, came after she reached a level of burnout in her own career and realized that it was impossible for her to be productive if she did n't stop to take care of herself.
Most people do n't consider the holistic aspect of being well in all areas of your life, says She. It is a total well-being of your mind, body and spirit, rather than just fitness or nutrition. Beheshti admits that when she started working for Jobs she was not health conscious at all. She once says she did yoga, but it was n't a habit she practiced every day.
Jobs taught me by example that you need to really work on all when it comes to health and wellness, rather than just one aspect of your life, says Beheshti.
In her recently published book Pause; Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being, Jobs writes that it was Beheshti who showed her how happiness and well-being are intricately linked to a person's success. He was the first person who showed me, up close and personally, what it meant to be CEO of your well-being as well as chief executive of a company, writes she.
He embodied both for himself and as a being. Check out: Use this calculator to see how much your third coronavirus stimulus check is worth.
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