On the Deal Makers show today I talked about the book written decades ago. The title is The Richest Man in Babylon. I’ve been reading it again and it has bitten me. The book gives us permission to keep some of the money we earn. Permission. Many people need permission. Including me. I can remember having huge (to me) sums of cash in the bank. My friend and board member Jim suggested that I give him a chunk of the cash and let him invest it for me. Alas I told Jim I’d hang on to it and invest it in my own business.
Jim is now a very wealthy man. I’m not even close to being as wealthy as Jim is. My business is great and I truly enjoy what I do. I wouldn’t have it any other way actually. But it would have been nice to be able to leave a legacy for my family. Maybe a hospital diagnostic wing for finding cures to horrible deseases.