May 10th, 2016

Lee Brower: A Life Coach Lesson “Focusing on the Essential”

By Ron Nakamoto

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

– Steve Jobs

Focusing on what’s essential is a core element of Lee Brower’s coaching. And he’s not just playing guru or giving lip service to the essential; he has decades of experience and a strong sense of what’s essential for most people. It’s been our experience at Empowered Wealth that the “Big 3” – the major core assets – are family and close relationships; health and well-being; and faith or spiritual beliefs. In this video, Lee talks about how many of us lose sight of what’s essential and instead focus on “the very important” at the expense of family, friends, health, and faith.

Lee isn’t alone getting caught up in the quest for success; it happens to many, if not most, of us. To counteract this very human tendency, it’s important to be aware of what matters most, what’s essential, and to intentionally remind ourselves on a regular, perhaps daily, basis of these personally meaningful, genuine priorities. To this point, Lee talks extensively about “capturing and capitalizing” shared family experiences, naming them, and making them part of the culture of a family. His insights and the coaching he does to execute on those insights are a major emphasis of his coaching and the education, training, and consulting work of Empowered Wealth.


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