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June 30th, 2015 by Ron Nakamoto

Your Greatest Influence: the Person You Are

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The woman in the photo below died of cancer a week ago. I didn't know her; I never met her.

Yet, through a series of circumstances, I unexpectedly attended her funeral. I was struck by the overwhelmingly positive stories I heard about this woman. To a person the attendees described her as full of life, giving, caring, positive, happy, fun-loving, inspiring…she touched everyone and made their lives better.

And it's clear to me that her memory, her legacy, and her influence will live on; she will continue to influence and inspire those closest to her to live life fully and help others. And what a privilege it was to witness her impact…And what a lesson it was.

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June 29th, 2015 by Ron Nakamoto

Resources and Assets

Recently, one of our Empowered Wealth collaborators Dr. Jeff Gladden said to me, "Money is really a resource…Health is truly an asset". That got me thinking about the differences between "resources" and "assets".

I first did the modern thing; I Googled it. This action didn't yield much useful information. I got a number of programming-related answers (apparently, programming for Android involves separating resources and assets but that's not what I was looking for). I also got a number of semantics forums which attempted to distinguish among small differences in definitions.

The dictionary was slightly more useful. Merriam Webster defines a "resource" as: "a supply of something (such as money) that someone has and can use when it is needed; a place or thing that provides something useful."

An asset, according to Merriam Webster, is; "a valuable person or thing, something that is owned by a person, company, etc."

So maybe a resource is something that you use (like money) to accomplish or obtain something whereas an asset is something whereas an asset is something you can possess or own.

I considered the Brower Quadrant. What if money is a resource because we use it to acquire, protect, enhance, and grow assets like health, family, faith, and experiences? What if our ability to make a contribution to the well-being of others is our greatest resource when it comes to achieving happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in life?

Could it be that Core and Experience "Assets" are supported and acquired by Financial and Contribution Resources?

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June 27th, 2015 by Ron Nakamoto

Your Greatest Influence: the Person You Are

The woman in the photo below died of cancer a week ago. I didn't know her; I never met her.

Yet, through a series of circumstances, I unexpectedly attended her funeral. I was struck by the overwhelmingly positive stories I heard about this woman. To a person the attendees described her as full of life, giving, caring, positive, happy, fun-loving, inspiring…she touched everyone and made their lives better.

And it's clear to me that her memory, her legacy, and her influence will live on; she will continue to influence and inspire those closest to her to live life fully and help others. And what a privilege it was to witness her impact…And what a lesson it was.

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June 20th, 2015 by Addie K Martin

What I Discovered Through Empowering Questions

For most of my adult years, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I held several jobs in my first career (hospitality management) only to move out of that field completely after five short years. In my second career (advertising), I found little more satisfaction. I left that to try my hand at blogging. It sounded interesting, and I can cook, so I thought being a food blogger would be easy, fun, and fulfilling. Sadly, I was wrong again.

Addie-K-Martin-June-Blog-EWOnce I realized early last year that food blogging wasn’t for me, I knew I was long overdue in figuring out what I actually wanted to do with my life. I’d finally grown dissatisfied with not having a larger vision for my life and my career. I was ready to figure it all out but I needed a plan to succeed. Read more »