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Monday Morning Motivation – Exercise

(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.


(NOTE – For the next six weeks, I’m going to focus on each of Hal Elrod’s “SAVERS” in sequence.  If you are curious about the background for these topics,take a few minutes to check out the summary of his book “The Mircacle Morning”.  It’s one of the best I have ever read!)

In the previous three weeks we have touched on silence (meditation), affirmations, and visualization.  All of these focus on building a healthy mental outlook towards life.  Spending time each morning focusing on these activities will “exercise” our brain.  However:

  • A healthy body and a healthy mind go hand in hand.

Step four of the SAVERS is “exercise”.  Two questions for you:

  • Do you have any doubt that exercise is important?
  • Do you exercise daily?

I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that most people will respond “NO” to each of the above.  The first “no” is great – you get the importance of exercise!  The second “no” is not so good – you already know why?

Others almost always illustrate points better than I do.  So I’ll call on my favorite quote from Jim Rohn:

  • We must all deal with one of two pains.  The pain of discipline or the pain of regret

Physical exercise is one of the easiest areas to apply and understand this quote!
Do you need to run a marathon or complete a triathalon.  Heck no.  But is there any reason that you cannot take ½ hour each morning to take a nice walk?  Maybe a walk is too easy, great!  Head to the YMCA and take the 5:00 AM spin class.  Or head out for a walk-run combination.

You know that each Monday I end with a question for you.  And you can already guess what this week’s question is:

  • Are you taking time to exercise each day?

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


(NOTE – For those of you that are following along with this series, I’ll spill the beans without making you head to the books summary:

  • S = Silence (meditation)
  • A = Affirmations
  • V = Visualization
  • E = Exercise
  • R = Reading
  • S = Scribing (journaling)
Stay tuned for the rest of the series OR go ahead and check out the book summary now.  You’ll be glad you did!)

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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.