Five Lever Friday | Vol. 9

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.


Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime partner at Berkshire Hathaway, passed away last week at the age of 99. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

“Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.”

“The best armour of old age is a well spent life perfecting it.”

“I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. I don’t believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. Nobody’s that smart.”

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.”


As we start to head into the new year, many people (including myself) are beginning to take stock of 2023 and make plans for 2024. Tim Ferriss, one of my favorite podcasters, has an interesting idea on how to do this… he believes that you should assess your fears instead of setting goals.

Check out this quick Ted Talk in Tim’s blog.


As much fun as the holidays can be, they can also add quite a bit of stress to relationships. Here is a great blog with 10 tips to get through the holiday season with difficult family members – but I think the tips apply in any group situation at any time of year.

Read blog here.


Will more movement and/or better health be on your New Year’s Resolution list? As you already know the Abaris Five Lever Book Club just finished reading Kelly and Juliet Starrett’s book, Built to Move. They are doing a free 10-Day Challenge at the beginning of January. You can check it out here.

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


I found an old Ted Talk about the psychology of time by Philip Zimbardo. He says that there are six perspectives on time – two for the past, two for the present and two for the future. He says that we can improve our lives by calibrating these perspectives.

Check out the Ted Talk here.

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