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Monday Morning Motivation – Work

(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.


The recent series at the church I attend has been entitled “Thank God It’s Monday”.
No doubt more than a few people that read that will scoff a little bit at the “absurdity” of the series.

But when you think about it, it’s really a sentiment that we should all strive for in our lives.  Like it or not, we all spend a huge amount of time at work – whether work is the traditional paid job, a stay at home job, a homemaker, or a retiree.  Each and every one of us spends a huge portion of our life involved in the 8-5 “grind”.  The question is whether or not you are “grinding” at something you enjoy.  If not, perhaps you need to either (i) make a change in what you are doing or (ii) make a change in how you think about things.

We each have gifts that we use in our jobs AND provide gifts in how we do our jobs.  Keeping these things at the forefront of our minds, can make a huge difference in how we view our chosen professions.  Further, I would offer that in today’s world, MANY would be grateful for the opportunity to trade with us in the career we are pursuing – whether it’s those in a less fortunate part of the world OR those that are unable to find a paying position.

Is work always fun?  Absolutely not.  However, is there dignity, satisfaction, pride, and value in giving our all to our work?  Absolutely.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you grateful for your work?

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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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.