Five Lever Friday | Vol. 14

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 we have a new podcast called Wealth Beyond Riches?! In the most recent episode, I chat with Jessica Golson, Senior Vice President of Investments & Trading at Carson Group about values-based investing.

Listen Here!


“Comfort and growth are like oil and water: They don’t go together.” I love this quote.  I have had the most personal growth when I was uncomfortable – when I had pushed myself to do things that were a little scary.

Read about “The Powerful Benefits of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone


Another one of my favorite resources for relationships is the Hendricks Institute.  They have a series on their website describing their “Biggest Relationship Wows”. One that I found particularly interesting is…

“If you were to make just one move to ignite passion and starve complaint, it’s to commit to creating and putting creativity first in your own life. Partners who focus on creativity notice that complaints fade away—they often can’t remember what they were complaining about. The act of creating, of noticing and engaging in what you love to do such that time disappears and energy increases, becomes a fountain at the center of your life and your relating. We’ve found that just ten minutes a day, preferably before charging into business, of focusing on creating gives you a new gyroscope that generates juicy connection first with you, then with others. And it’s completely renewable by your choice to value your ongoing and lifelong creativity. Whether it’s a new recipe, opening a journal and doodling, or sketching a new design on whiteboard, all creativity nudges complaint off the bench. Creative flow or complaining crunch—your choice.”


Continuing on the theme of creativity, according to a study at Drexel University, creating art reduces stress-related hormones in the body. And thankfully you do not have to be artistically talented to reap the benefits!

Link to Drexel blog here.

And as a sneak peek, Abaris will be holding a Spring event based on the book Your Brain on Art.

Watch a related PBS News Hour here.


Another quote to ponder…

“Be ruthless about what you ignore. Time, energy, and resources are so precious. You have to be ferocious about cutting your priorities—more than you realize and certainly more than is comfortable.

You can only deeply commit to a few things. One or two? Maybe three?

Every pretty good, sorta nice, kinda fun thing you abandon is like shedding a weighted vest that lets you move at top speed. You were so busy focusing on how much you could carry, you never realized you could run this fast.”

-James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

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