Twenty-One Keys


My great friend, Randy Bubb, died in 2005 from cancer. Because of Randy’s demise, it seemed like most everyone I knew was talking about the importance of financial life insurance. I thought about this and came to the realization that financial security is just the tip of the iceberg. I had been thinking about keys to teach my kids and making notes since 1998. I came to the conclusion that writing out the lessons I wanted my kids to learn was more important “life insurance” than just have enough money to see to their needs.

Here is the multimedia outline of the 21 Keys:

Ten minute outline of the Twenty One Keys book by Bob Sakalas

In short, Randy’s death convinced me to write letters to my kids for future consumption, when they were old enough to understand. This project, in turn, became my Twenty-One Keys book. Twenty One Keys is the essence of what I believe parents and grandparents should teach their kids, so that they have a great chance of living a wildly successful life. It is what I want my kids to learn, especially if I’m not around to teach it in person and through example.

The Twenty One Keys book is available for Kindle on, or you can click on the image below to read it for free in your browser:

Please let me know what you think of it.

Bob Sakalas a.k.a. Optimism Man