Five Lever Friday | Vol. 21

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.


Do you have younger people in your life? You are teaching them about money whether you are doing it intentionally or not. Check out the latest episode of our Wealth Beyond Riches podcast to learn more about Kids & Money.

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One of my philosophies is to “follow the breadcrumbs”. If something keeps showing up on my radar then I tend to explore it even if I don’t know the value initially. Some of the best things have happened to me that way including my journey in becoming a coach.

I came across a similar philosophy in the book The Liontracker’s Guide to Life by Boyd Varty. Boyd is an animal tracker in South Africa at his family’s Londolozi Game Reserve in addition to being a coach and a wildlife activist   In his book he talks about finding “the next right step” as a tracker instead of knowing exactly where you are trying to go. He also reminds us that “losing the track” is part of tracking and it doesn’t mean you won’t ultimately reach your goal.

If you want to learn more about Boyd, you can listen to his podcast with Tim Ferriss here.


I love this quote from John Gottman: “Conflict really has a purpose and the purpose is mutual understanding.” I find this to be an inspiring way to reframe conflict in relationships and it speaks to the importance of managing conflict well.

In an effort to improve our conflict resolution skills, the Abaris 5 Lever Book Club just finished Fight Right by John and Julie Gottman. The book is centered around couples but I believe that a lot of their advice applies to resolving conflict in any close relationships whether that be between you and your family members, your friends or business partners.

You can check out their work in a lot of current podcasts as they are currently on a book tour if you don’t want to read the book.

Here’s a link to an NPR Article: that outlines three types of fights and how to approach them.

Learn more about the Abaris 5 Lever Book Club and let us know if you want to join in!


A new study shows that knitting is good for your mental health: link here.


How to free your calendar from busy? Use these three steps…

1)   Define your non-negotiables and schedule them

2)   Find your “shoulds” and eliminate them

3)   Automate where possible

Check out this quick blog 

PS: This is the brand of planner that I am using at the moment and I really like it.

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