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Monday Morning Motivation – Punctual

(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.


Sometimes it is the little things in life that mean a lot.  Like showing up.  Like showing up on time.  Like being punctual

Even though we live in a world today that is easier, “cushier”, and where we have fewer concerns about the basics in life; we are all under more time pressure than ever before in the history of mankind.  And, for many, that means that we are always running from place to place.  And that we are often showing up late.

That’s why being punctual has become even MORE of a valued trait these days.  Being punctual says several things:

  • It says you keep your word
  • It says you keep your schedule
  • It says you value time
  • And, most importantly, it says that you value OTHER’S time

It’s this last one that has become so rare.  We have morphed into a society where we are too much about “number one” and too little about others.  When you show up on time, as promised, people notice.  People appreciate it.  People recognize you care

And what is more important in life than caring about others?

That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Could you do a better job of being more punctual?

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)

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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.