Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Share the Penny.


What would happen if you saved a penny and it doubled every single day for 30 days?

Let's do the calculations:

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,386.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28
Day 29: $2,684,354.56
Day 30: $5,368,709.12

In other words, if anyone was to start with a penny and double it each day, in 30 days anyone could have over 5 million dollars!

So where am I going with this?

Well, we see examples of this everyday, one being those pyramid money making scams. Where people recruit x number of friends to donate x number of dollars in hopes that it will eventually exponentially grow so that they can eventually get an x huge payout. And guess what, it works if everyone follows the concept and no one f*&^s it up. Although there are those that have reaped the reward from this concept, there are millions that received the short end of the stick! All because somewhere down the line someone was either GREEDY and self absorbed OR had their head so far up their ass they forgot to find the people to keep the dollars flowing.

And this involves $$$

Can you imagine if we did something nice to 2 people and every person that received this nice gesture had to pay it forward...in 30 days 5 million people would have something nice done for them. What a concept. Wait a minute, a movie was made on this concept called PAY IT FORWARD and it still isn't done.

Let's wake up and smell the coffee people. Whether we want our businesses to be better, our friends and family members to succeed further, or our kids to become more than what we are...let's pay it forward to all those that come behind us / beside us / infront of us. We have the ability to pass on valuable information & become intellectual wealthy...all we have to do is

SHARE the penny.

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