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Monday Morning Motivation – Teachable

(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.


Man, there are some words that make me cringe.  Teachable is at the top of this list.

I consider myself to be an outstanding student.  I’m always studying things, looking at how to improve, looking at how to help others, looking at how to move from success to significance.

But, unfortunately, I’m often not very teachable!

Being teachable requires a few things:
  • A desire to learn
  • An open mind
  • A sense of humility

I do pretty well on the first two.  BUT, I struggle with the third – that probably comes from my Mom who definitely taught me that it’s a good thing to “always be right”!  I love my Mom and we have shared a number of laughs about this shortcoming that we both possess.  We’re both working – with varying degrees of success – on becoming more teachable in this particular area.

I share the above as ways of showing that even though some may see us as possessing a characteristic (most would say I AM teachable), we all have internal blocks that make it difficult to achieve our full potential.  And becoming more teachable is a great way to overcome these blind spots.

That brings us to today’s question:

  • Would you be better off if you focused on being a bit more teachable?

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.