Many of us are at least somewhat familiar with the story of Pavlov’s Dog.

If you are not, here are the nuts and bolts.


Our dude, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, researched his dog’s slobber before being fed. The idea was that when the food was put in front of them, slobber time. Pavlov observed that “slobber falls” started much sooner when the dogs would hear the UberEats carriage pull up to the house; I mean the assistant walk down the hall.


As it turns out, this was deemed an important scientific discovery. I am unsure why Dr. Slobber was shocked by this finding, and they proceeded to name the newly discovered drool pool Pavlovian Conditioning.


We are all “Pavlovians” in some respect, conditioned to repeat things that work.


With so much of our lives ultimately out of our control, you must admit it is nice to have a process.


Yet we fail to tell anyone else our mode of operation. Why?


Have you ever left your child(ren) with a babysitter in the evening and come home around 10 pm to complete chaos? I know I have.


If we, as parents, explained our night-time routine better, I might not be reading “Thomas and the Jet Engine” at 10:30 on a Friday night.


Simply put, this is the Vest portion of our SustainAbility process. Routine is a hallmark of SustainAbility, and Ability Wealth Group is here to help you memorialize what you do as parents to better plan for the future.


If you read the back of a shampoo bottle, it says “wash, rinse, and repeat”; that is all proof this guy needs. Suave tells you how to do it. Maybe we should do the same.