In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, WordPress and BlogHer have developed a list of prompts to help bloggers get through the month writing-wise. While I am going to try to stick to business related and creatively-spirited articles, the prompt for Friday, November 1 made me think…. If We Had $1000000 For a Day what would we do?
I think Dave and I could/would say the same things:
Buy Our Dream House – Our dream house will have a bedroom for each of our children, a game room with an arcade wall, enough bathrooms so nobody ever has to wait, a home office and a kitchen with two ovens and an indoor grill. I would also love an exercise room and a library. It has a wrap around porch with a hammock and a hot tub and a big pool in the backyard. My master bathroom has a huge bathtub and heated floors and towel rods.
Prepay for our children to go to college (4-years each) – Our children are all very smart. Even if they don’t know what they want to do, I feel it’s critical in today’s society to get a college degree, even if it’s not used upon graduation. (Let’s face it – So much more is learned in the real world these days, however resumes without college are frowned upon.)
Buy a Delorean for Dave – This has been Dave’s dream car since he was a child. I have tried to arrange for him to drive one, however he has threatened that I will have to get him out of jail after he steals it. I think he can wait until we buy him one rather than paying bail.
Buy a kick-ass 3-row SUV with a big trunk for me – Dave doesn’t want to drive a mini-van. Period.
Pay for our parents’ homes to be upgraded and paid off completely – After all they have done for us, we can at least do that for them.
Plan and book our belated honeymoon – We were in the midst of a hectic life when we were married in 2012 and did not plan a honeymoon. Even though we are in the midst of a hectic life still, I think we owe ourselves a vacation… Without kids…
Buy an RV and plan an extended cross-country trip – I want to see every state capital in the US before I die. It’s on my bucket list. And the best way to do so is driving there. (Of course we’ll fly or take a cruise to Hawaii)
Donate all the rest, starting with the local food pantries, the Ronald McDonald House charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Shriners – We have been blessed in more ways than we can count over the course of our lives, and it’s only right that we give back to our community.
I think I spent the $1000000 before I got to the donation part. If that’s the case, the RV, cross country trip and honeymoon can wait.
Kim Sutton is the Managing Partner and Chief Everything Officer of The Sutton Companies, including Sutton Strategic Solutions and Sutton Creative Studios. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture.
An avid reader and passionate learner, Kim is constantly researching, studying and developing business improvement strategies. When it comes to client work, Kim especially enjoys helping her clients develop innovative marketing strategies and sales funnels, particularly when they are using Infusionsoft to automate all the heavy lifting. To find out how you can further develop your company’s marketing and automation strategies schedule a 1-hour Business Boost Strategy Session by clicking here.
In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and five children. She also enjoys reading, knitting, writing and playing video games.
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