Running on the Smell of an Oily Rag

Every heard this expression ‘Running on the Smell of an Oily Rag’? It was a saying my old boss used to use when we talked about her doing 70 hour weeks. I’d often wonder “How is it that she is still standing? It can’t be that healthy?”

Unfortunately it’s an easy trap to fall into. It’s very common for business owners and leaders to operate on a near empty tank.

Many are smashed, burnt out and so drained from being all things to everyone else. Looking after clients, customers, business, shareholders, stakeholders and team… yet, the one person they’re not taking enough care off, is themselves. Now in fairness, it’s very understandable.

There are lots of priorities to focus on!

Do you know someone like that?

Is this you?

Is everything else being put first?

Life is busy, there is lots to do and our attentions are being pulled in all directions.

It’s very easy to prioritise everyone else first, particularly when you’re all about achievement, results, action, progress, growth etc.

However at the moment it’s important to value HEALTH.

When you’re taking care of HEALTH, it encapsulates so much:

  • Healthy nutrition
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Healthy relationship
  • Healthy bank balance
  • Healthy home
  • Healthy family
  • Healthy business
  • Healthy team

The list is long…

And right now with COVID and the very real reality of MULTIPLE aspects of our heath being under the microscope, no doubt Health is a FRONT of MIND topic for you.

How are you choosing being healthy, refilling and refuelling the tank?

Oxidative Stress plays a big part in how well our body and mind can function. If you’re feeling depleted, tired, and lethargic and really not sleeping well, and it’s impacting all aspects of you being HEALTHY, then it could be that you have very high levels of Oxidative Stress in your body. We can reduce it by 40% in 30 days and up to 70% across 90 days.

Imagine how much better you could be feeling then.

Ready to recharge and refuel?



P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities:

  1. Download a free copy of The Leadership Maximiser Tool, a detailed Productivity and Performance Experience
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  1. Join the Empowering Leaders in Business Facebook group and connect with like-minded leaders focused on high-performance team success
    It’s our Facebook community where smart leaders get to learn more about creativity, leadership and performance. — Click Here
  1. Join our next Mental Fitness for Leaders Program
    Helping leaders develop their skills for well-being, relationship and conflict management, productivity and peak performance in the workplace. If you’d like to work with me on your business leadership skills to ensure high engagement, accountability and results for and across the team…message PQ to me here and I’ll get you all the details.
  1. Let’s get the whole team together
    Would you like a different perspective and someone else at the front of the room or on zoom/teams to lead regular and consistent team building, accountability and engaging learning experiences, that drive results and outcomes for individuals, teams and the business? If you feel a little challenged with everything going on, maybe sounding like a cracked recorded saying things over and over again, or actually not 100% how to motivate and inspire the team, given the current nature of business, it’s may be useful for us to chat. Message TEAM to me here… and tell me a little about the business, your team and what you’d like to work on together.

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