Five Lever Friday | Vol. 26

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.


Are you unsure about how to plan for healthy aging for yourself or a loved one?

Tune in to my latest podcast episode of ‘Wealth Beyond Riches’ as I discuss proactive strategies for healthy aging with Sam Van Kalkeren, Director of Aging Services at O’Connor Professional Group.

Apple Podcasts (30 mins) → Click here

Spotify (30 mins)→ Click here

If you listen, please consider liking, reviewing and subscribing Wealth Beyond Riches.


I am very excited to be attending a workshop in a few weeks with The Conscious Leadership Group. One of their key concepts is “A Whole Body Yes” which is helpful when making decisions, especially about how to allocate your most precious resource: time.

Have you ever agreed to do something even though your body was saying “no”? How often does that lead to unhappiness and resentment? The key is to honor your gut feeling and learn how to say “no” gracefully.

Explore The Conscious Leadership Group’s resources to become more discerning about a “Whole Body Yes,” understand the value of honoring both your “yes” and “no,” and gain tools to set effective boundaries.

Learn more here.


Ever wondered why some people can effortlessly strike up a conversation with anyone, while others struggle? It turns out that being a great conversationalist is a skill that can be learned, practiced, and perfected, and it’s all about asking deep questions.

As Charles Duhigg mentioned on The Kevin Rose Show podcast, “The way to think about deep questions is I want to ask you not about the facts of your life but about how you feel about your life.”

He also shares a great tip for gracefully leaving a conversation at a networking event or party. He suggests saying, “I need to leave you, but before I go, I have just one more question…” This provides a way to exit the conversation while making the other person feel heard and valued.

Charles’ book, Super Communicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection ( is going to make an appearance in the Fall 2024 Abaris Five Lever Book Club reading list!

And if you want to listen to his episode on The Kevin Rose Show, click here (70 minutes): link

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


Artificial Intelligence is going to change almost every aspect of our lives. Read here for an interesting article about a study where an AI algorithm predicted Alzheimer’s up to seven years in advance with 72% accuracy.


Scientists are beginning to rethink the recommendation that you limit your screen time before bed… it appears that the link between sleep and blue-light may be more nuanced than previously thought.

Read more in the WSJ here: link


Just a quick note about resources – I am passing along interesting things that I have found or tried myself. Please take what works for you, leave what does not, and do your own due diligence on the sources/resources.  

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