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Wealth Notes: Inspire

  • You Think YOU Have Problems!

    June 3, 2021

    To Inspire: Try this quick exercise: Sit quietly with a pen and paper. Set a timer for five minutes. List all the challenges, obstacles, or problems you are currently dealing with. How many did you come up with? Was five minutes long enough for you to list them all? Norman Vincent Peale said, “Problems are […]

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  • Essentialism: Less But Better

    May 28, 2021

    To Inspire: As we emerge from some of the limitations COVID has imposed on our society, it may be tempting to jump back into lots of pursuits. After all, many of us have been cooped up and feeling somewhat on the shelf – we’re ready to get back in the game of life! All good, […]

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  • The New Retirement

    May 21, 2021

    To Inspire: As regular readers of WealthNotes know, we think there is nothing more important for each of us in living a satisfying life than discovering our unique purpose for being. We are all wired in a way where our innate desire to make a difference in the world results in a longing for where […]

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  • A Source of Kindness, Compassion, and a Kidney!

    May 14, 2021

    To Inspire: For nearly 50 years, I (Matt) have been a reader of Guideposts Magazine. An unabashed fan of Norman Vincent Peale (who founded Guideposts with his wife, Ruth), Guideposts has inspired me month after month with stories of ordinary people overcoming great challenges and living lives of purpose. For this issue of WealthNotes, we […]

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  • Coincidence, or Something More?

    May 7, 2021

    To Inspire: We’ve all had it happen – you talk about a song you haven’t heard in a long time and the next day you hear it – “We were just talking about this!” Or you are vacationing thousands of miles away from home, and totally unexpectedly run into someone from your hometown! Coincidences often […]

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  • Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a terrible battle.

    April 21, 2021

    To Inspire: Philo of Alexandria said, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a terrible battle.” Or, if they’re not now, they likely have in the past…or they will be in the future. Everyone. I had my second meeting with Bob yesterday. Our first meeting was a month ago. That conversation was just of the […]

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  • Keys for a More Fulfilling Life – Part 2

    April 15, 2021

    To Inspire: Continuing from last week’s Wealth Notes, we share excerpts from last five of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Eleven Keys For a More Successful Life, from her book, You Learn By Living (if you missed the first six keys, you can read them here). Enjoy! The Right to be an Individual – We are facing a great […]

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  • Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

    April 8, 2021

    To Inspire: One of the most beloved figures of the 20th century, Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for many for a life well lived. At the age of 76 she penned a simple guide to living a fuller life, “You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life.” In this issue of […]

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  • Finding Spirituality in the Garden

    April 1, 2021

    To Inspire: I started some seeds – peppers, tomatoes, some herbs – in late February, and the tiny seedlings are currently taking up space in my laundry room. I’ve never been a fan of Ohio winters, and looking forward to time in my garden helps get me through the late winter days. Author Miriam Diaz-Gilbert […]

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  • Let Gratitude and Optimism Move You Forward

    March 26, 2021

    To Inspire: Chris Lowney, in his book “Heroic Living” shares the importance of gratitude and optimism in catapulting us forward in life. Here, Matt Palmer shares an excerpt from the chapter entitled, “Let Gratitude and Optimism Move You Forward.” “Nikki Giovanni reminds us in a poem of hers that “we are better than we think […]

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