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Monday Morning Motivation – Rest

(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.


For the past few months I’ve been drawing on Zig Ziglar for inspiration.  And next week, he’ll be back in the spotlight.  However this week the topic of sleep seems to be particularly appropriate to me!

I am 100% convinced that the most valuable thing that we possess is our health.  Most of us think immediately of diet and exercise when it comes to our health.  And these two areas are absolutely critical to our health.

But rest is probably even MORE critical.  We need our rest.  Without it, we cannot function at our highest level.  Sleep is one of the best ways to rest and recover.  We have all heard the studies that advise us to get eight hours of rest.

Those of the Christian faith are no doubt aware of the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy / to take time to rest.  This direction is wise guidance framed as an explicit directive for our own good!

And yet many, many of us (myself at the top of the list!) ignore the guidance, push on, and suffer as a result.

We think we are supermen or superwomen and the guidance to get more sleep, to take time to rest, to realize that there is more to life than work, falls on deaf ears.

And the results are often very ugly – as those that have seen me without my beauty rest can attest!

Folks, getting more rest is one of the easiest – and one of the hardest – things that we can do to live a better, more productive, more fulfilling lives.  We all KNOW that.

That brings me to this week’s question:

Are you getting enough rest?

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.