Discover your inner oil

by Aug 19, 2019Articles, Leadership

Do you know that there is greatness inside of you?  I call it your inner “oil”.

Discovering your inner oil is one of the greatest investments you can ever make in your life.  To unleash your greatness, it is imperative that you get to know yourself – your thoughts, strengths and weaknesses, motives, fears, and desires.

Research done by Gallup concluded that you are 6 x more likely to be engaged on the job and 30% less likely to suffer from stress and anxiety if you use your strengths daily.  This study shows the benefit of knowing yourself and employing your strengths to boost your emotional well-being and increase your productivity and engagement in the workplace.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle

Knowing your inner oil gives you the wisdom to make the best choices for your life instead of following the trend and/or people’s expectations.  You will effectively navigate your life in the direction you want for your own benefit and hopefully for the benefit of others.  When the consequences of your choices are not desirable you are able to take responsibility instead of shifting the blame to others.  People who know their inner oil are able to learn from their mistakes and are better equipped to triumph over failure.

Good communication is the key to success.   When you know your inner oil, your communication becomes clearer and more authentic thus making it easier for you to build lasting relationships with others.


How do you discover your inner oil?

You have been uniquely EQUIPPED for greatness.  The areas to reflect upon in order to get to know yourself better are:

E  – Experiences

Q – Qualifications

U – Unique strengths and talents

I – Interests and passions

P – Personality

P – People

E – Emotional Well-being

D  – Driver (Purpose and Mindset)


Some questions to reflect on?

  1. What positive and negative life experiences have shaped you?
  2. What qualifications are you most proud of having achieved?
  3. What are your strengths and talents?
  4. What are your weaknesses?
  5. What are you passionate about?
  6. What kind of personality are you?
  7. Who are your role models?
  8. Who do you enjoying spending time with and why?
  9. What is your life purpose?
  10. What habits have gotten you to where you are today?
  11. What habits may be holding you back from reaching your goals?
  12. What would you like to achieve in your lifetime?

Discover your inner oil to unleash your greatness.  Be willing to change any behaviour that does not serve you and you will be rewarded with good self-esteem and you will be empowered to lead your life authentically with ease, confidence, and power.

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Nomvuyo Bengane

The Oil Lady

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