Financial Blueprint

I LOVE money!”,

said the solidly-built man in his late 50s sitting next to me on my flight to Los Angeles. This was years ago in the late 90s, shortly after I moved to the US from Russia, which at the time was still recovering from Communism. We were talking about America, the Land of Opportunity, and the ability to make money freely.

When I heard him say that I remember thinking,

Wow! This guy’s got no issues with publicly announcing his love of money. What if somebody hears him?! They’ll think he is greedy! This is so inappropriate…

It took me years to realize that it was my then money blueprint talking…

24 hrs No Complaints

Yesterday I saw this image posted on Facebook…

And I immediately said to myself: “I’ve got to do this! This experiment couldn’t be more apropos given that it’s the Thanksgiving holiday week. Let’s do this!

So I made it official and posted on my wall. I even had a couple of friends who said that they would try to do it too. And lots of people cheered me on. Thanks guys!

A few days ago at a networking event I was asked to share one thing that most people wouldn’t know about me. That somewhat caught me off guard. So I quickly run through a mental list of interesting or unusual things about me, trying to pick the best one:   “Should I share about my