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Monday Morning Motivation – Extra-Miler

(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.


“Going the extra mile” is a phrase that has incredibly positive connotations.

When we speak about an “extra-miler”, we speak about someone that does more than is expected.  Someone that puts forth the extra effort.  Someone that cares.

And it is that caring that makes all the difference in the world.

While some go the extra mile for personal gain, most “extra-milers” do so for the benefit of others.  And that ties back to the message I have shared previously about making the move from success to significance:

  • Moving from success to significance occurs when your focus changes from impacting your own life to impacting the life of others

Going the extra mile can be in terms of providing the extra dollar, spending the extra hour, or giving the extra word of encouragement.  The key is that you extend yourself beyond your comfort zone for the benefit of others.

And when you do so, you make an impact that is often beyond what you can imagine.

That brings me to this week’s question:


  • What is keeping you from being an extra-miler?

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.

Some other posts that you might like:

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.