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Monday Morning Motivation – Granted

(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.


There are two things that come to mine when I thing of granted:

  • He takes me for granted
  • He granted me access to…

Granted has to do with the amount of respect that we provide to others.  When we GRANT others respect, we normally find they reciprocate and our relationship grows.  Conversely, when we do NOT grant respect, things can turn ugly in a hurry.

The key with granted is that we are in control of what we grant to others.  Ultimately, no one forces us to grant anything.  We choose.

Which, circling back to where we started (takes for granted / granted access) is why what you grant to others is so important.  In both of these cases what one person grants to the other has the ability to make a huge difference in the other’s life.

Which brings us to this week’s question:

  • What have you granted lately?

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.