Five Lever Friday | Vol. 12

Bringing you inspiration, ideas, and tools to help you achieve Authentic Wealth

Authentic Wealth is bigger than just financial accumulation – it recognizes the interconnectedness of all aspects of life. It is created when your resources (the 5 levers – Finances, Mindset, Relationships, Health and Time) are aligned with your values, your vision and are ultimately used to achieve the impact you want to have on yourself, your family, your community and the world.


This month the Abaris 5 Lever Book Club is reading The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. There are so many great lessons in this book and there is still time to join us for our discussion of the book on January 24th @ 4:30pm ET on Zoom. Email me for the Zoom link (and we are happy to send you a copy of the book!)

One quote from Morgan that I will leave you with today is “For most people, the desire to impress others is their biggest financial liability.”
And you might want to check out his appearance on the Tim Ferriss Podcast here.

Learn more about the Abaris 5 Lever Book Club here.


I love Carol Dweck’s work on a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. If you are not familiar with her work, here is a blog with a nice summary on Farnam Street.
Also, check out this Ted Talk on the power of “yet” and how it applies to raising kids…


January is often a time for reflection on the previous year. My annual New Year’s Day review includes the “highlights” which are often personal and professional “wins”. I will admit that it rarely includes an in-depth review of my personal relationships – and it probably should! I came across an interesting article in Psychology Today about doing a “Past Year Relationship Review”. I am particularly interested in the section that discusses finding the most high-leverage activities in your relationship and using them with intention.

Here’s the article.


Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Recently I have been experimenting with yoga nidra. For a long time, I had mistakenly assumed that yoga nidra was like a restorative yoga practice – with restorative poses and props. However, I find it to be more like a guided meditation that I listen to with headphones before I want to fall asleep and/or if I wake up in the middle of the night. It is definitely improving my sleep – at least according to the data from my Whoop.

There are a lot of resources you can find on yoga nidra…

For an article from the Cleveland Clinic describing yoga nidra, click here.

For a Huberman Lab podcast on yoga nidra, click here.


Does your list of New Year’s resolutions or 2024 goals include doing less? Perhaps it should. Elizabeth Grace Saunders, a time management coach, proposes these resolutions in her articles for Fast Company:

  • Resolve to reduce activities that are ok uses of my time but squeeze out the best uses of my time.
  • Resolve to be less aware of “interesting” things so I can be interested in and present for the people around me.

She lists three more resolutions in her article here.

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