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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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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Joe McGee to interview Linda Campanella on Sept 30, 2017

September 7, 2017- Joe McGee will be sitting down with Linda Campanella on September 30th as part of his September Podcast with focus on meeting local authors. Linda is the author of, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go.” This book can be seen here on Linda’s website – Click Here. This podcast will be filmed from West Hartford, Connecticut.

More About Linda 

Linda Campanella is a management consultant, mother, and wife who lives in West Hartford, CT. She also is a daughter whose grief following her terminally ill mother’s death flowed from her broken heart through her fingers and onto the blank pages of what became a memoir about her family’s determination to enjoy life even while anticipating death. Linda considers herself an accidental author; her book, she says, essentially wrote itself.

Published in August 2011, When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go is a personal memoir and loving tribute to the author’s mother. The book takes readers on an intimate and emotional journey from day of diagnosis through moment of death and into the few months of Linda’s being a motherless daughter. It has received many honors and awards, including being named a 2012 Nautilus Silver Medalist, a 2012 Living Now Book Awards gold medal winner, and a 2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist.

Since her mother’s death and her book’s publication, Linda has been interviewed and invited to give keynote speeches about terminal illness, joyful and purposeful living, dignified and peaceful dying, and the journey through grief to gratitude. She has become a very vocal and passionate advocate for compassionate end-of-life care, largely out of gratitude for her family’s experience with hospice. Linda has been interviewed and invited to give keynote speeches about terminal illness, joyful and purposeful living, dignified and peaceful dying, and moving through grief to gratitude. She has written op-eds and other published articles, testified before the Connecticut legislature, and given presentations at conferences focused on hospice and palliative care. She currently serves on the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award Review Committee.

Before starting her own consulting company in 2001, Linda served as chief operating officer at Trinity College in Hartford. Previously she was a senior executive at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, and prior to that she was an aerospace trade negotiator in the executive branch of the federal government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German from Amherst College and a master’s in international business from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, and they have three grown sons.

More information about Linda’s book and advocacy can be found at www.campanellabooks.com, on Facebook (Linda Campanella, Author), and on Twitter (@campanellalinda).

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