Eddie Hamid started his career in the financial sector straight out of college. Years in finance exposed him to the unique struggles of small companies looking for financing, especially those that are usually overlooked by bigger, conventional lenders. This is one of the reasons why he founded iAdvance Now, a financing company that focuses on helping small firms and startups get the funding they need. Based in New York, iAdvance Now is more than just a corporate lender. The company offers a complete package that supports small business, from lines of credit to cash and credit advances, invoice factoring, among other services.
Aside from being a busy entrepreneur, Eddie Hamid is also a leader who knows the value of health in and out of the workplace. Here he sits down with us to share a few insights on iAdvance Now and how he makes health a priority despite his busy lifestyle.
Do you actively encourage a healthy lifestyle among your employees?
I do. Health is the foundation on which everything else in your life rest, from your work to your social life and relationships. I encourage healthy living, moderation when it comes to work, and I make sure that we have programs that help employees cope with the stresses of the job.
What do you do to decompress and unwind?
I read. I’m an avid reader and I find that reading allows me to slow down and just be in the moment. Taking time to read is also a great way to clear my head and de-stress so I can tackle problems with fresh eyes an hour or two later.
What’s your take on taking work home?
I personally don’t encourage it. I leave work at the office as much as I can because I want my home life to be about my family. Sometimes, it is best to compartmentalize things like work and home life because you want to be fully present in either situation.
What’s a typical morning like for you?
I meditate after waking up, then go for a short run. After that, I might fix breakfast for the family before preparing for work. On busy days I usually move my workouts after office hours. I try to stay active during the day. Even on busy days, I try to sneak in a short run or a half-hour at the gym.
What’s your take on wellness programs at the office?
I think companies that value employee wellness benefit a lot from increased productivity and worker satisfaction. Whether it’s having a room for yoga or a small gym where employees can go for a quick workout, I think these are wise investments that will pay for themselves sooner rather than later. Healthy employees are happy employees, I’m a firm believer of that.
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