by Anne Laing and Tim Bean

Good health/poor health

The body influences the mind. It manifests in how you carry yourself and how you think, act and feel. When you’re trying to influence someone, negotiate or make a presentation, a large part of your ‘zing’ comes from your physiology. Your words are only part of the influencing process.

Effects of poor health on job performance

Low motivation, low-grade chronic ill health, musculoskeletal problems, depression, alcoholism and stress are all symptoms of an overworked and undernourished body. If this state of being is the norm in your workplace, then you will also be experiencing

  • Low energy
  • High absenteeism
  • Unmet sales targets
  • Poor morale
  • High levels of resignations from talented individuals in search of more inspiring workplaces.

Good health powers peak performance

A business is like a sports team. It’s a high-pressure environment, and whether your business wins or loses depends on the resilience, energy, and functional health of all its players.


Your talent, your skill and your longevity are totally reliant on a well-trained body. Without it, you have nothing.

In today’s business climate, you’re under intense pressure to over-perform for days on end, and are expected to continue this extraordinary output over a career of four decades!

Good health IS good business.

Paul Drechsler, Chairman/CEO, Wates Group Limited

To be a top performer, you need lots of energy, and that only happens when you have an optimally performing body. When you walk tall and energetically, it raises your self-esteem; inner dynamics then take care of themselves.

You need to take responsibility for being full of energy for business at all times. The cruel fact of life is that nobody else cares about what’s preventing you from performing at your highest level.

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel, and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins


Ruling out an accident, lifestyle has everything to do with longevity and shape over time. Don’t fall into the trap of believing your long-term health is determined by your genes. DNA is a loaded gun, but it’s the decisions you make within your environment that pull that trigger.

How you treat your body now will return a profit or loss when you are 70 to 90 years old.

Most degenerative diseases start when our bodies are between 25 and 35 years old, when we still consider ourselves invincible. From that point on, we rush headlong into obesity, infertility and mental collapse. Start thinking about preventative strategies now!

You choose: early retirement from ill health, or continued ability to participate in work and life?