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To All Those Who Walked The Talk: Thank You!

When I recently presented the idea of starting a new $10,000 public portfolio on the condition that those who make money from mimicking my trades, donate a percentage of their profits to non-profits on the DonorNation platform, many of my readers pledged their support for my idea...

Then, as a test, and a challenge, when I asked all those who over the past 16 months made money through my blog to donate a percentage of their winnings to-date, only a handful actually walked the talk and donated more than $25,000! However, what is most striking and disappointing is that those who made the most, and many I know personally, did not donate a dime...That's right, not a dime! And amusingly, these same folks, in their public comments here, grandly professed their commitment to support the blog's efforts...but when it came time to write the proverbial check, they either went AWOL, or gave me a song and a dance as to why they have not shared their good fortune with any of the many amazing non-profits on the DonorNation platform... And a few, have gone so far as to avoid me like the plague (LOL). To all those who benefited from my blog, but decided to hoard and pay taxes, rather than share your wealth with the world and earn valuable credits with the IRS, I say, congratulations on your good fortune, but unfortunately, going forward, you will not be a part of my small band of committed Givers...

C'est la vie...

As of this morning, those who "walked the talk," have donated more than $25,000. APPLAUSE! Thank you for your generosity. By sharing your profits, you have proven your commitment to try and make our world a better place for everyone...Thank you! I have no doubt that, going forward, your decision to give will enrich your lives in many, many ways...And for all of you Givers, I want to share this very applicable quote from Adam Grant one more time:

Success should not define one's level of generosity; rather, generosity will define one's level of success; and make it grow exponentially.

Now some bad news..

We won't be ready to launch our social experiment today, Monday, May 5th...Even though I have finalized the list of folks who will join me on this journey of giving and sharing, due to various issues, mostly technical, I will not be able to initiate my new $10,000 public portfolio tomorrow as originally planned...I know many of you will be disappointed that there has been yet another delay, but the good news is that we are just about ready and I do plan to make my first move(s) in the new O2W public portfolio in the next few days (really!)...

Please continue to stay tuned...

:-)

kp