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Monday Morning Motivation – Gentle

(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.


At the risk of being stereotypical, I’m going to direct today’s post at the men in the audience.  You know, the big tough guys that muscle through things?  The one’s that see being gentle as a sign of weakness.  The ones that don’t get it!

In general, we reward individuals in society for a “get it done” / “take no prisoners” attitude.  It’s all about the results.  Even if that means a few hurt feelings.  Unfortunately, hurt feelings are WAY more painful than the bruises that come from physical confrontations.

Think about it for a minute….

Once an event has passed, where does it live?  The answer is in your mind.  And while a bruise on your arm will go away with time, often a bruise in your psyche will linger on for an indefinite period.

I am not advocating the “we’re all buddies” mentality.  Life causes us to make tough decisions and these decisions always have consequences.  However, as you pursue your goals, you might be well served to ask if you are doing so in a manner that is too harsh.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you being gentle enough?

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.