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Monday Morning Motivation – Silence

(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.




We are closing in on the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.  For the next six weeks, I am going to steal shamelessly from Hal Elrod’s “The Miracle Morning”.  In the book, Elrod suggests six things that you should do to start each day.  He suggests that you will be massively more productive AND happier as an individual if you take on his challenge and perform these six things at the start of each day.

I have incorporated all six into my routine – although one of them I shift to later in the day AND one of them I don’t do as regularly as I should.  And, NO, I am not going to tell you which ones these are.

Hopefully you can take away an idea or two over the next few weeks that will help you to end 2017 strong and start 2018 even stronger. Have an awesome week!



First up is silence, or what I like to think of as meditation.

Our lives are crazy these days.  And, as a result, our minds are constantly racing.  This racing takes away any time we have to let our minds quiet and recover.  The result is heightened levels of stress and lowered capacity to concentrate/think clearly.

The solution is to purposefully set aside time at the start of each day to sit in silence.  To let the mind rest and recover.   Ironically, I’m guessing that just about everyone reading this is thinking “that’s a great idea”; and, yet, hardly anyone will adopt the habit of starting each day with a bit of silence.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • How healthy is it to deprive your mind of a daily time for silence?

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.)

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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.