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Monday Morning Motivation – Maintenance

(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.


It would be absolutely foolish to pass over the regularly scheduled maintenance for your car.  Sure, your car would be OK for six months or maybe even a year.  However, after eighteen months or so things would start to break down with the care and seriously disrupt your life.

And yet when it comes to the key things in our life – our spiritual life, our physical health, our mental health, and our relationships – all too often we look right past the “required maintenance” and just keep driving on our merry way expecting things will “run perfectly” without any tweaking.

Focusing on maintaining the key aspects of our lives is absolutely critical.  Unfortunately all too often we get caught up in work, taking the kids to their next activity, and going through life on autopilot.  And for some period of time that’s just fine.  But long term, things will break down — be it our faith, our physical health, our mental health, or our relationships.

The good news is that as humans we’re incredibly resilient.  So while it may have been a bit too long since you focused on the right maintenance, it’s never too late to refocus on the critical maintenance activities.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What sort of maintenance do you need to focus on to improve your life?

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.