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Monday Morning Motivation – Priorities

(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.


I’ve got to start out with an apology that is NOT an apology:

  • I didn’t get this week’s “Monday Morning Motivation” mailed out at 7:00 AM CST like I normally do. For that I’m sorry.  Or maybe not…

You see I didn’t get it out on time because the last few days were really busy with a couple of important things:

  • On Friday we took our son to the Marine recruiting station and dropped him off for 10 weeks of training at the Marine Officer Candidate School in their Platoon Leader Course. Assuming he makes it through the training – and I know he will! – he be able to claim a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marines after he finishes his senior year in college
  • On Sunday we had high school graduation for our youngest daughter. It’s a really, really big deal that causes you to do a lot of thinking about things when you have your last child graduating from college

And the reality is with the above two items – along with some other things I have prioritized as important in my life – I didn’t get around to writing this week’s post until later in the day on Monday.

I chose to prioritize some other things as “higher” and this particular item slipped.  Should have I planned better to get it all done?  Yep.  But I didn’t and I made the choice to let one thing slide while prioritizing some others.

We all speak volumes by what we decide to do and where we spend our time.  Unfortunately often we fail to look at what we are saying by how we spend our time.  That’s incredibly dangerous and can lead us down paths that are destructive and hurtful.  That’s why we all need to be intentional about where we place our priorities.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you prioritizing things in a manner that is most appropriate for your family?


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.