The Joseph Group

Wealth Notes: Inspire

  • Poppies for Remembrance

    May 26, 2023

    To Inspire: It’s Memorial Day Weekend. While many welcome this weekend as the kickoff of summer, Memorial Day is meant to be a day to honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. Earlier this week I saw a picture of a man wearing a red poppy – something I associate with […]

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  • Creating Holy Moments

    May 19, 2023

    To Inspire:   I just read the story below in one of Matthew Kelly’s books, Holy Moments. His premise is that each of us have the ability to take each moment, each encounter with someone, and make it a special graced moment. We do this by what we say or do in that moment. Matt […]

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  • Compassion & Empathy

    May 12, 2023

    To Inspire:   This year we’re sharing insights from some of the books we find inspirational and informative. Matt Palmer has been talking about “From Strength to Strength” by Arthur Brooks (If you missed his latest article, read it here.) This week, I (Michelle) am continuing to share from “Atlas of the Heart” by Brene […]

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  • Growth Through Intention

    May 5, 2023

    To Inspire: Two of my colleagues (Angie Eversole and Michelle O’Brien) and I were talking about the growth in new clients that we are experiencing right now. Our team is very excited; we love helping people live a great life – whatever that means to each client we serve. And to be impacting more and […]

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  • Mind the Gap

    April 28, 2023

    To Inspire: Mind the Gap. If you’re lucky enough to have traveled to London and rode the Tube (London’s underground subway system), you certainly heard those words. And while in most Tube stations today that safety warning comes from a digitized voice, one station retains a 50-year-old version by actor Oswald Laurence. If you’re not […]

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  • Whose Shoulders Do You Stand On?

    April 21, 2023

    To Inspire: We hosted an open house last night for our new office and were so touched that nearly 300 guests (clients, friends, etc.) were able to come. I led a couple of formal tours during the open house and shared a bit of our company’s history. I shared the impact that Mark’s and my […]

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  • Granting Wishes

    April 14, 2023

    To Inspire:   John Cena, professional wrestler, actor, and world record wish-granter. Last Fall, Cena was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for granting the most wishes through the Make-A-Wish foundation. John Cena has granted more than 650 wishes. I’m not a fan of professional wrestling, but John Cena has a level of […]

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  • Live a Bigger Life

    April 6, 2023

    To Inspire:   Easter is the high point of the Christian year in which Christians enter into the mystery of God’s love, shown in the death and rising of Christ. That resurrection is new life, eternal life, into which Christians are baptized and through faith, live out. How appropriate that Easter happens in the spring […]

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  • Growing

    March 31, 2023

    To Inspire: Officially, it is Spring, my second favorite season. Almost exactly two year ago, on April 1, 2021 I wrote a WealthNotes article about spirituality and gardening. In that post I talked a little about my love of gardening, and the seeds I started that year to get a jump on the growing season […]

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  • Investing or Speculating?

    March 24, 2023

    To Inform: Earlier this week, Travis and I had the pleasure of meeting with a fund manager we’ve known a long time who manages a global fund held in many of our client portfolios. The visit seemed particularly well-timed, as market participants obsess over Federal Reserve policy, bank stress, and other topics of the day. […]

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