30 May 2024, Thursday





” The main idea in life is not to be the richest man in the cemetery.”




Hi, I’m Coach Rob Opie, and the subject of this week’s COACHING NEWSLETTER is

No Health. No Wealth.

A fine line exists between human greatness and human implosion.

Often the loss of one’s health – and sometimes one’s life – is the price that is paid when one pushes the human limits too far.

In this week’s coaching newsletter, we have a look at why it’s vital to strive for balance in your life – live a balanced professional and personal life.

I will be sharing with you some of the most powerful universal principles of life and health – the principles which govern our daily lives.


In 2011, one of the world’s true genius’s , succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old at the time, with an estimated net worth of 56 billion dollars.

My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs 

As a workaholic, Steve Jobs never got that chance to share more time with family and friends.

He got it humanly wrong, when it comes to the universal principles of life and health – which pertain to life balance.

There are many potent life lessons that can be learnt from his fascinating, yet tragic life story…………

Here’s one of the invaluable insights on HUMAN WELLNESS, which I garnered from one of the most unlikely of sources.

It did not come from the medical fraternity.

It came from a sporting legend – one of Great Britain’s greatest ever middle distance athletes:

We all have a finite amount of energy. Whether you use physical or mental energy it all comes from the same source. Wherever you focus your energy you’re either filling or depleting the same  ”well”  Sir Sebastian Coe

In health and life no one can perform optimally when they are running on empty – when the human energy well is on reserve.

Our job is therefore to keep the HUMAN ENERGY WELL topped up to the brim – by living a life of balance.

Here are some insights on how to do that.

The human energy well – our wellness – has three vital buckets which we use to either fill or drain the well.

Each one is of equal importance – namely the physical, chemical and emotional buckets.

Physical is what we put into our bodies.

Chemical is what we put in our mouths.

Emotional is what we put in our heads.

By far the most powerful universal law of life and health is:

Too much or too little of anything for too long – creates a state of imbalance.

When we as human beings either unwittingly or habitually fail to maintain balance in our lives , we are effectively creating fertile ground for the onset of dis-ease – from minor cases such as a headache or backache – to life threatening ones such as cancer.


Here’s how it works :

In health and life, the human body is designed to operate in a state of balance – and functions optimally as a harmonious, synchronised unit.

When the mind, body and spirit are all in sync, there is an optimal state of life balance.

Life is good. Health is good.

We are tasked with creating and maintaining this ongoing state of balance, so that the human body can do its job.

Thankfully the genius of science has made us all pretty adept on how to fill our human energy well from the physical and chemical buckets.

We know how much sleep and rest we need.

We know how much exercise we need.

We know which foods agree with us, and which foods do not.

Our bodies have wonderful feedback mechanisms to help keep us balanced in the physical and chemical realms of life and health.

We mostly know what to take in here, and what not to take in.

For example in the physical realm, we know when we have had too much sun (it turns toxic on us in the form of sunburn).

In the chemical realm, we know when we have had too much alcohol, albeit only the next morning (it turns toxic on us in the form of a hangover).

But, it’s never that simple in the emotional realm.

When it comes to the potent emotional bucket – our understanding of the universal principles of health and life are actually limited:

Surprisingly very few people grasp the potent role that emotions play in maintaining or destroying our health and wealth  

As human emotional beings, we live mostly hectic, fast-paced lives and many emotional stressors are often responsible for disturbing and disrupting this optimum state of balance.

Often it is from the emotional realm where human implosion happens.

Unwittingly or habitually, we continue to drain the human energy well from the emotional bucket, creating an on-going state of imbalance.

If this continues unabated for a lengthy time period, a tipping point is reached and breached.

The human energy well dries up.

The body has effectively moved from its balanced state of ease – to an unbalanced state of dis-ease (it turns toxic on us in the form of one or other chronic disease)

Here are some invaluable insights to help you to positively leverage the emotional bucket.

To fill up the human energy well using the emotional bucket – one should fill up one’s life with the  ‘Big Five’ positive emotions.

Here they are:

Gratitude,Unconditional Love, Acceptance, Forgiveness and Joy

They’re life’s greatest energizers. They’re life’s greatest healers.

And be very sure to steer well clear of life’s ”Big Five” negative emotions.

Here they are:

Resentment, Hate, Criticism, Guilt and Futility

They are life’s greatest drainers.

And if held long term, they turn toxic and become life’s greatest killers.


Our research at THE GAME PLAN reveals the following triggering causes of states of chronic dis-ease.

Are you seated ?

Long term held RESENTMENT (bitter indignation) can trigger CANCER.

 Resentment festers in the human body and has the power to send the human cell formation process into total disarray.

 Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies – Nelson Mandela


Long term held HATE can trigger a HEART ATTACK.

 Hate has the power to cut off the flow of blood, the  flow of joy, in the human body.

Long term held GUILT can trigger Motor Neuron Dis-ease.

 Guilt has the power to systematically close down your motor neurons.


 Criticism, especially self criticism, has the power to clog up the human body.

Long term held FUTILITY can trigger ADDICTION.

 Futility, a form of  self pity and victimhood, has the power to block you from living a fulfilled , happy and healthy life.


Even today, with the genius advancements in modern medical science, most medical doctors will tell you that they do not know the cause of many of the so called  ”chronic diseases”.

That’s because most doctors still do not believe that unbalanced emotions can trigger disease.

Their primary approach is to treat the symptom rather than the cause – via powerful symptomatic drugs.

SPECIAL NOTE : For further insights on how to prevent  and /or conquer chronic dis-ease, visit my non – profit cancer resource site:   WWW.CANCERCHAMPIONS.CO

Key Insight

The most powerful drug on the market is one called LIFE BALANCE……and it comes free to YOU.

Some  more inspiration 

Many moons back at a university commencement speech, Brian Dyson, the CEO of Coca Cola at the time,  shared the following wisdom on how to live a balanced life.

” Imagine your life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. 

You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you are keeping all of these in the air. 

You’ll soon discover that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it – it will bounce back. 

But, the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked , nicked, damaged or even shattered .They will never be the same. 

You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

Here’s how: 

Don’t undermine yourself by comparing yourself with others .It is because we are different that each of us is special. 

Don’t set goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. 

Don’t take for granted the things closet to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life for without them, life is meaningless. 

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. 

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. 

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. 

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave. 

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give, the fastest way to lose love is to hold and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. 

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.

Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. 

Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. 

Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. 

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way. 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is gift. 

That is why they call it ‘THE PRESENT “



If you need any help, please email me any of your coaching questions  – and I will get back to you by email.

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Until next week, when we take an inside look at : GAME CHANGER NUMBER ELEVEN : Live the Journey   –   where we explore how the GREAT CHAMPIONS –

Live, Learn, Laugh, Leverage and Love.

A special thank you to Jose and Doug at Team Cell C for their continued support of our ”GROWING  SOUTH AFRICANS GREAT” initiative at THE GAME PLAN


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Achieve your own greatest potential in life

The Game Changers presents that everyone can find the key to real achievement in life. Finding real purpose need not be random. It’s an awesome proposal and one that must be investigated by anyone who fears being ordinary – John Robbie.

aaa JR


Rob Opie , Brand Strategist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author and Performance Coach.

He helps teams and individuals to achieve their greatest potential in life.



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