Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do You Have the DNA To Be A Money Walker?

Journal entry 4/14/10: Weight = 172.2 lbs; Coinage = $3.47, 97 pennies, 8 nickels, 11 dimes, 4 quarters; Glass bottles retrieved = 6; Ground Scores = 7.

Journal entry 4/15/10: Weight = 171.2 lbs. (Weight loss tip, two evening meals in a row, eat homemade soup rather than regular dinners, delicious and low calorie); Coinage = $1.37, 37 pennies, 7 nickels, 4 dimes, one quarter; Best coinage find = a quarter left in a coin return machine.

Feature Entry: Do You Have the DNA To Be A Money Walker?

Ms. MoneyWalker and I attended a Peter and Tamara Lowe “Get Motivated” Business Seminar. Colin Powell, Laura Bush, Rudy Giuliani, the ubiquitous Zig Ziglar, the Saints Sean Peyton and Drew Brees, along with several financial gurus provided a full day of entertaining and interesting information about how to achieve important life time goals including financial. Perhaps the best speaker was the Co-sponsor Tamara Lowe and her trademarked Motivation DNA topic.

She provided the inspiration for this blog about how to determine if you have the DNA to be a MoneyWalker. According to Wikipedia, DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. I still remember reading about the exciting 1953 discovery by James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick (with others.) Our DNA is highly related to the type of personality that we possess.

We have established that walking is listed as the number one pastime of adults in the U.S. and in most developed countries. But there are all kinds of walkers, but only a few have the DNA to be a MoneyWalker. Take the MoneyWalker DNA Test to see if you have the genes to be a money walker.


1. Yes or No: … “achievement oriented” rather than as a person that is “supportive oriented.”
2. Yes or No: … “externally oriented” rather than as an “intrinsic oriented” person.
3. Yes or No: … “too sure of myself” rather than a person that is “sure of myself.”
4. Yes or No: … “fast paced and intense” rather than as a person that is “unhurried/stable/peaceful.”
5. Yes or No: … a person that “prefers public recognition” rather than one that prefers “private recognition.”
6. Yes or No: … “improvises as problems come up” rather than a person that “prepares for unforeseen problems.”
7. Yes or No: … a person “that takes the lead” rather than preferring someone else “to take the lead.”
8. Yes or No: … “prefers work that leads to financial success” rather than “prefers work that leads to making a positive difference.”
9. Yes or No: … “hard driving” rather than “laid back.”
10. Yes or No: … “impulsive” rather than “disciplined.”

Interpreting the Results

If you answered yes to eight or more questions, you have the DNA to be a successful money walker.

If you answered yes to six or seven questions, it is possible that you have the DNA to begin a money walking habit, but in time you will find it difficulty to continue the practice in favor of other types of walking.

If you answered yes to four or five questions, you will be intrigued by the possibility, but probably do not have the DNA to pursue the idea.

If you answered yes to three or fewer, it is highly unlikely that you have the DNA to be a money walker.

As indicated, many of these ideas came from Tamara Lowe’s Motivation DNA test which is copyrighted. Also, this is a highly unscientific assessment instrument with only experiential validity inferred.


1 comment:

  1. Seven. Hmmm. Interesting, because six years ago physical activity was very low on my priority list. In fact, truthfully, it was not on my list at all. At that time I would have rated myself a three. As my activity levels changed so did the overall intensity of my lifestyle. Now I find that there are never enough hours in a day.

    Also of note: There is only one other person in my family tree that engages in regular exercise for health benefits and that is sporadic.

    I've been moneywalking for five years. There may be something to this DNA thing because my granddaughter will fight me over a penny on the ground and is also an expert at vending machines.