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Monday Morning Motivation – Ripple

(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.


First, a disclaimer, I’m shamelessly stealing today’s topic from Mike Breaux who served as a guest pastor at my church this AM….

Most of you have probably heard about the “butterfly effect”.  That’s where a butterfly on the other side of the ocean, creates a ripple in the air that affects the air flow, that changes the weather, that affects you and I on this side of the world.

But what if we turn our focus away from butterflies and focus on the “ripple effect” that each of us have on others?

Every day we make choices.   Choices on what to do and what not to do.  Choices on what to say and what not to say.  Sometimes we’re afraid to say or do anything for fear of the effect it will have on someone else.  The reality is, one of our greatest gifts is to be able to make an impact on others – assuming of course that the impact is positive!

To take a step deeper, do you really want to get to the end of your life and not be able to see where the ripple you created has had the impact on someone or something else?  Would you prefer that when you step away from this earth that there is no trace of you left behind.  My guess is most folks would like to think that they have made a positive impact that lasts beyond their years.  And to do so requires that you create a few ripples.

With that in mind:

  • When was the last time you created a ripple?

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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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.