January 2nd, 2017

Lee Brower’s Life Coaching Lesson: Five to Thrive

By Ron Nakamoto

As a guru and life coach to entrepreneurs and family leaders, Lee Brower teaches a simple technique to evaluate new opportunities and make wise decisions. This method has served him and his followers well.  In this short video, he shares this method, which he calls “Five to Thrive“.

The “Five” questions that Lee asks are:

  1. 1. Is this aligned with my Essentials?
    In Empowered Wealth’s concept of True Wealth, the Essentials are typically what each individual and family determine are their Core assets. Nearly always, these include the Big 3: family, health, and faith.
  2. 2. Will this make me better and help me grow?
    Underlying this question is an Empowered Wealth principle of “lifetime learning: always make your learning greater than the experience”.
  3. 3. Will this benefit Mankind?
    This question is focuses on positive Contribution, big or small, to the well-being of others.
  4. 4. Will it put rice in my bowl?
    This question is about personal, primarily financial, benefit versus a possible loss or especially opportunity cost.
  5. 5. Is this transactional versus transformational?
    A transaction is a one-time event, an exchange of value. In contrast, something that’s transformational is ongoing with potential for compounding or even exponential growth and precessional effects.

Five to Thrive” is a simple but proven method to evaluate new opportunities and make decisions.


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