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Monday Morning Motivation – Attunement

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day. Today we discuss "Attunement".

Hopefully, the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week. Please feel free to forward the newsletter along to others who you think would benefit from the content.


Our friend Mr. Webster defines “attunement” as “to bring into harmony.” Given my total lack of musical talent, perhaps that is why I find this word particularly intriguing!

When someone is attuned to us, we have a sense that they “get us.” Surrounding ourselves with others that are attuned to us creates a wonderful environment that allows us to feel safe and thrive. I don’t know of anyone who does NOT enjoy such an environment.

Confession time, I am NOT good at always behaving in a manner that creates this sense of attunement. All too often I am focused on MY needs and wants versus the needs and wants of those around me. The result is anything but harmonious!

Attunement comes when we focus on others and not ourselves. We all know that we should do more of this. But I suspect that many reading this struggle with the concept, just as I do. That’s OK. Our friends and families normally are big on grace and willing to give us a second chance.

That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Are you improving the attunement between you and your family?


Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning.

Have a great week!


About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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Curt Stowers

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Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.