Five Lever Friday | Vol. 13

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.


Did you know that there is a weekly market commentary posted to our website? Click here for this week’s post.


Do you love giving to others? There’s a reason for that! Generosity has been shown to increase serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin and activate the “reward system” of the brain. There is also a link between generosity and happiness.

To read more about generosity, click here.


Not all conflicts within a partnership can be resolved. The success of the relationship depends on how you manage the conflict. The Gottman Institute offers five rules to have a constructive conflict conversation.

  • Be On The Same Team
  • Stop If You Are Flooded
  • Postpone Persuasion
  • Express Your Needs
  • Believe Both Views Are Valid

Read about these rules in more detail here.


10,000 steps a day has become a popular metric due to the increasing popularity of wearable fitness technology such as Fitbit and the Apple Watch. And while taking more steps is and staying mobile are important to your health, you may be surprised to hear that the 10,000 step recommendation evolved from a marketing campaign. According to a 2019 study, your target steps depends on your age – 8,000 to 10,000 steps if you are under 60 and 6,000 to 8,000 if you are over 60.

Read more about the myth of 10,000 steps here.


Just a quick quote to ponder…
“We all know our money isn’t infinite, yet we end up treating our time and energy and attention as if they are.” – Shane Parrish

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