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September 16th, 2016 by Ron Nakamoto

Lee Brower’s Life Coaching Lesson: Suffering and Choices

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”

– Viktor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning”

Lee Brower often shares two simple, related axioms:

The Event does not equal the Outcome but rather the Event plus our Response equals the Outcome.

We all face challenging, often gut-wrenching experiences in our lives. Yet, we can all choose to respond in life-enhancing ways rather than in destructive ways. In the video below, Lee shares insights on suffering in a quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Lee briefly touches on the “Lindbergh kidnapping“, the abduction and murder of their young son, as an example of extreme suffering and the courage it takes to live a meaningful life in the wake of tragedies and suffering. Not surprisingly, Lee Brower is an advocate for learning in even the most difficult circumstances.

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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”

– Joseph Campbell

Lee Brower is a guru and mentor to many entrepreneurs. One of them, Kyle Brownlee, is featured in this video which captures a unique expression of gratitude:

Three of Lee Brower’s and Empowered Wealth’s principles are reflected in this video:

  1. Expressing gratitude is the simplest, most readily available way to make a difference in the world
  2. Traditions are a vital part of the culture of businesses and especially families
  3. Having a cause bigger than ourselves inspires us to make the world a better place by serving others

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“To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act”!

– Alfred A. Montapert

As a life coach and guru to enterpreneurs, Lee Brower uses his model “The Brower Quadrant” to help entrepreneurs visualize and plan a bigger future.  This model defines “True Wealth” in terms of four quadrants or categories:  core, experience, contribution, and financial.  In this video, Lee describes how he simplifies these ideas for younger audiences.  He explains that “core” is how we live (i.e., how we express our values); “experience” is how we learn; “contribution” is how we give or share; and “financial” is how we earn and add value.  He then challenges us to visualize achievements in these four areas over the next 90 days.  With some subtle variations, this technique has become a staple of Lee Brower’s life coaching practice.

For more on the concept of True Wealth and The Brower Quadrant go to https://youtu.be/5DHBiPZP1CE

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“There’s the pain of doing the right thing and there’s the pain of regret”

– Anonymous

In this video, Lee Brower describes how he unintentionally acted as a life coach and guru to a woman who had both suffered greatly because of her attitude and experienced a miraculous gift for herself and her family. Her story “The Watch” demonstrates the power of naming and the value of stories in building and sustaining family culture. It’s the values reflected in the stories and traditions that shape the inter-generational culture of a family. More than estate plans, investment programs, tax schemes , legal documents, or any other strategy or technique, a rich, high-minded family culture is the essence of Empowered Wealth’s approach to sustainable True Wealth.

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