Today I made my first million.
Of course it was in paper money and I can’t really deposit it at the bank.
All that matters is I felt what it was like to make my first million.
As my high school basketball coach, Coach Kohring, would say, “practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent.”
Back to today.
I made my first million over a cup of coffee at a little french bistro, playing the game CASHFLOW 101.
My friend Rosemary introduced me to the game because of The Promise 365. It definitely affected my head, since the concept of where I invest what is so top of mind.
The game is like Monopoly in concept, but with less emphasis on bankrupting everyone else.
In their own words:
“CASHFLOW® 101 the Board Game teaches you how to get out of the Rat Race and onto the Fast Track, where your money works for you instead of you working hard for your money.”
Let me put it this way:
There is no Get Out of Jail Free card.
Instead there are DooDad cards which represent all the little “things” we can purchase in life.
I drew these DooDad cards:
Buy a Fishing Pole $80 (I need a fishing pole like Pup needs a dress)
Replace Tires on Car $200 (an expense that never feels good)
Ironically I never did draw this little ditty:
What I appreciate about the Cash Flow game is it poses deeper questions like:
What’s your dream?
Is it freedom of time?
Is it unlimited resources to travel the world?
It’s not just about buying up the entire block.
It’s more about being clear about what you want and how to get there.
Twenty years later, I am clear about this: Coach Kohring was right.
Practice does make permanent.
What I do today affects who I am tomorrow.
So …here’s the question:
What did you do today?