I have never been particularly impressed with people who achieve meteoric results in business if other areas of their lives are going in exactly the opposite direction or are stagnant. What good is it to satisfy shareholders if your kids see you rarely or they see you but you are not present with them? Or you achieve business goals but skip your thirties with exercise because you feel that you can’t afford to take the time.
We are designed as human beings to work in manual labor. Up until 100 or so years ago most humans had to work extremely hard manually to survive. What we actually do has changed of course and the most marked difference has been that now we do mostly cognitive work, mental work versus manual work.