What’s a lot of money?

Value according to a 4-Year Old..

July 9, 2018– Meet Tabitha my youngest daughter above. We must not forget that we can teach our children many valuable lessons in life and believe it or not they can teach you as a parent.

My daughter has her moments and often times won’t leave my bed and go into her room. I immediately had a conversation with my daughter.

Dad— How much money will it take for you to go into your room? A quarter?

Mom— I’ll give you a dollar.

My daughter: No. (Shakes her head.)

Dad— How much money do you want?

My Daughter: A lot.

Dad— How much is a lot?

My Daughter: 10 Dollars

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val·ue
noun
the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
“your support is of great value”
synonyms: worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, avail; More

Our definition of value and what’s a lot of money to someone will vary among your friends. I want you to simply ask five people — “How much is a lot of money.” That’s a very direct and simple question.

Why so many different answers? It’s just a number you might think. We as people are branded in our minds a varied answer based on:

1. Our occupation / Income

2. How we manage money

3. Children Vs Adults (difference of opinion) not knowing all the facts of life/income.

The Twenty Dollar Bill Test- The Value of money and human beings….

1. Take a 20 dollar Bill and hold it up in front of the audience. Ask them by a show of hands; how many of you want this bill?

2. Next take the bill and crumple it up in your hand. Throw it against the wall and step on it. Pick it up and open it back up. Ask the same question. Ask them by a show of hands; how many of you want this bill?

Remind the audience that no matter what you do — everyone still wants the bill and it holds the same value. This should remain true in life. Often times we are stepped on and thrown into walls but our value as a person should never change.

When your value is degraded remind yourself of this excercise. You matter as a person.

— McGee Leadership

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Over 16 years' experience in the IT industry for leading corporate, financial and educational organizations. I have held various positions as Technical Trainer, IT Analyst, Website Developer, Manager and Desktop Support Technician. Joseph McGee was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He has been involved in the technical industry since the year 2000. He has been involved in speaking topics such as "Building Team Dynamics" and "Leadership Lessons Inspired by a 6 year old", which has been expanded into the topics in this book. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Amanda and three children (Ursula, Nathan, and Tabitha.)

Joseph McGee is a Manager for Konica Minolta and also the President of the CT HDI Chapter (http://cthdi.org). Joseph is also Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.

Joseph McGee can be contacted via email at jmcgee@mcgeeleadership.com.