One of the reasons I started this blog was to encourage others to pursue avenues by which to live their dreams.
Last month, my brother in law casually mentioned a book he began reading as part of a team building exercise at work. He mentioned that he found the book interesting enough that that he has now included it in his mandatory reading for new team members. I was intrigued so of course I asked for more information. To my surprise, the book is entitled The Millionaire Next Door.
In my mind I thought he would recommend a book on leadership, personal development, or management. Not a book about millionaires. But, I said I would read it and I’d said it in front of witnesses so I immediately purchased the ebook. Then I proceeded to experience surprise number two – assumptions are like first impressions. They can sometimes both be wrong. My assumption about this book was wrong.
The introduction alone made me realize that this was a book that needed sharing. This was a book not only about the habits and discipline it takes to become a millionaire but also a book about assumptions. I sent an evite out to family and friends to join me in my perusal of this book. Then to ensure I didn’t allow distractions to keep me from my reading, I promosed to send out reflection questions.
As I sit at my desk preparing to disseminate the first set of questions, it occurred to me that this book would make a great series for the month of May. Thus May 2014 will be the start of a new series of posts called Millionaire Monday. Each Monday, I will post at least six questions of reflection from our reading. I would love to have you join us in this self study of what it takes to not only understand but to be the Millionaire Next Door.
Until next time,
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha