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Wealth Notes: Inspire

Wealth Notes is a regular digest provided to you: our valued clients and friends. Our goal with each issue of WealthNotes is to provide you with two perspectives on wealth: one that aims to inspire and the other that aims to inform.

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  • 9 Ways to a More Satisfying Life

    July 26, 2019

    To Inspire: We came across this post on  Written by Roberta Messner, it offers 9 tips for living a satisfying life.  We’ve reprinted the post below – enjoy! Source:   Health. Happiness. Success. It’s what we all seek in life, what we’ve been told leads to a satisfying life. Too often, however, these […]

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  • Building Better Habits

    July 19, 2019

    To Inspire: We continue our study of building better habits as shared in James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. Let’s continue our discussion of the two-minute rule.  Clear calls these small habits gateway habits because they lead to the important habit that moves us towards the best version of ourselves. Recall Clear’s example of Twyla Tharp […]

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  • The Two-Minute Rule

    July 12, 2019

    To Inspire: We continue our discussion on habits that move us closer to our own personal version of a great life.  In today’s WealthNotes, we discuss the “2-minute rule,” as shared by James Clear in his book, Atomic Habits. The premise is that it is tempting to pursue a new habit by starting too big. […]

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  • Building A Story Brand

    June 28, 2019

    To Inspire: I (Matt) am reading a fascinating book, Building A Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller. Source:   The overall strategy he shares is powerful and can be applied broadly, including, even, our personal lives.  To illustrate, let me share the principles he uses – principles that […]

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  • Becoming People for Others

    June 21, 2019

    To Inspire: Source:   Mark and I attended a reception last night in celebration of the 100th anniversary of OSU’s College of Social Work, founded in 1919.  Our father, Joe Palmer, was an alum of the College and a member of their Hall of Fame.  The event was held in a large hangar at […]

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  • The History of Father’s Day

    June 14, 2019

    To Inspire: As our nation celebrates Father’s Day this Sunday, we thought you might enjoy learning a bit of its history. Scholars claim that it can be traced back 4000 years to Babylon when a young boy’s Father’s Day message in clay wishing his father good health and long life was discovered recently. Our modern […]

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  • Every Man A Hero

    June 6, 2019

    To Inspire: “Greater love hath no man but that he lay down his life for his friends.” These words, spoken by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, rang with poignant truth 75 years ago when on June 6, 1944, 150,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on the shores of northern France to help liberate that […]

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  • A Yellow Bus Utopia

    May 30, 2019

    To Inspire: Perhaps last Sunday you saw the CBS Sunday Morning feature on Curtis Jenkins, a bus driver for Lake Highlands Elementary School in Dallas, TX. Curtis Jenkins (Source:   At first blush, one might be tempted to see his job as relatively unimportant.  But Curtis sees it otherwise – he has made himself […]

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  • Life Lessons from Frank Beamer

    May 22, 2019

    To Inspire: Tis the graduation season and I (Matt) always look forward to commencement addresses.  This year did not disappoint as Lisa and I drove over to Blacksburg, VA for the graduation of our niece from Virginia Tech.  The commencement address was given by Frank Beamer, the former longtime head football coach and a man […]

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  • Success from Struggle

    May 10, 2019

    To Inspire: Source:   A recent article from the April issue of Guideposts Magazine caught my (Matt) attention.  The author, Kevin Curry, shared how he had used his own struggle with depression to build an entirely new career that helps others.  I thought that sharing his story in this issue of Wealth Notes might […]

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