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Monday Morning Motivation – Absence

(Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially)

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

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


Mr. Webster offers three definitions for absence:

  • The state of being away from a place or person
  • The non-existence or lack of
  • Inattention to present surroundings or occurrences

In all of the above cases, the key message is that following:

  • Absence involves missing something

It’s a bit ironic in today’s world where we are so blessed with an easy life style and a preponderance of material possessions, the sense of absence is more common than ever.   Perhaps it’s the case that all of the things in life are not really that important.  Perhaps there is something more important that is missing.

With the above in mind, my question for you this week is the following:

  • What is absent in your life?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.



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At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

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.