Herald-Whig

Your Turn/Michael Libmann

Michael Libmann
Posted: Jul. 28, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 28, 2019 12:33 am

With MICHAEL LIBMANN

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher.

What would you rather be doing right now? Cruising anywhere.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I was very shy as a child. (My friends say I was never shy.)

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Finding my passion in the financial services business.

It really stinks when ... people make promises and don't keep them.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Sincere.

I always laugh when ... I hear a great story or joke.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My father, Dr. Walter Libmann. Warren Buffett. Robert Benmosche, who has passed away and was CEO of MetLife.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... work out at the Kroc Center, relax and have a nice meal with friends.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a cool guy, but I didn't think so.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... talking to Sen. Bob Dole at the World War II Memorial in D.C. with an Honor Flight in 2011.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go to a Cardinal game.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... spend it or live any different.

America should be more concerned about ... raising our kids to be responsible so they will become productive adults.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... blue golf shirts.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... business and sports sites.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Only worry about issues you can fix and not about those you can't. It was given to me by a mentor.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... Blend on Sirius.

I always get sentimental ... with the loss of a friend or client.

The older I get, the more I realize ... my parents were very smart.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have studied harder in high school and college.

My favorite item of clothing is ... a blue pullover. I've had it for years, and my kids get really mad when I wear it.

If I've learned anything at all ... it's to put family and friends ahead of everything.

 

Michael J. Libmann, 70, is a financial professional with 36 years with MetLife and Prudential. Libmann was born and raised in Quincy. He has three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and time with family and friends.