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Monday Morning Motivation – Competent

(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.


One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Rohn:

  • Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.

At the heart of this concept is the idea of competence.  We all have INCREDIBLE potential.  The question is will we realize it?  Potential is realized via becoming more competent in the various areas of life.  For me, these five areas are:

  • Faith
  • Friends and Family (relationships)
  • Fitness
  • Finance

Each of these areas requires intentional, focused efforts to grow and increase in your competence.  Unfortunately, many of us fail to heed Rohn’s advise and forgo focusing on our personal development.  That’s a huge mistake!  Equally unfortunate is that many of us (me at the top of that list!) put too much focus on one particular area and too little on the other areas.  That’s a mistake that can have dire consequences.

Fortunately, we are never too old, and it is never too late to learn from our mistakes and redouble our efforts to become more competent.

That brings us to this  week’s question:

  • What are you doing to become more competent?

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


(Note:  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.  For the next several months I’m going to be drawing from Zig Ziglar’s book “Over the Top”.  It’s a great source of inspiration and wisdom and I would be remiss if I didn’t give him credit up front for the motivation)

Blog posts from this past week:

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.