Found this one at the local thrift and remembered how popular it was when it came out. As an entrepreneur and life coach, I NEED to keep educated on money matters.
I Loooooved about 97 pages of this book, then, for me it got dull. In the beginning, Kiyosaki introduced me to a new way of looking at cash flow — with words instead of numbers. Wow that was helpful! And the lesson to “buy only assets, not liabilities” was an eye opener. He explains how lots of us, especially those who don’t quite strike it rich –buy liabilities like cars and houses. I have neither (by choice), so I figure I’m on the road to millions.
When the book was good, I learned a lot, and that is important. If this book was written today (not in 1997), it may have included some info about how our thoughts create our world. After all, he does say that it is our view of money and its power that creates our relationship with it. It’s all about attitude, isn’t it? He hints at this throughout.
He then spends lots of time teaching about what we can invest in and how to know if it’s right for you. Investments like stocks, bonds and real estate seem to be big for him personally. But, he says you gotta love what you invest in.
It’s kinda funny to me, because I actually think its a whole lot easier to get rich than what he explains. I think old systems are changing because they no longer work, and the door is open for a new kind of bazillionaire.
That said — there are still plenty of peeps making it work by owning huge corporations like McDonalds, who are using their money to literally kill their people and their planet with GMO foods, toxic chemicals and such — but, the very foundation that these systems are built on is shaking. Maybe in 1997 it was still honorable to be the owner of McDonalds, and own a monopoly on the world’s supply of potatoes apples and beef. I don’t know. I was in High School then and sharing a 2 cheeseburger meal with my friends after school with the money I made working.
Sales are huge. These people can sell anybody on anything. But, you too can sell your ideas.
If we take that mental leap, and say “I am rich” that does wonders! I believe in making my money work for me, and even if I only have $100, you best believe that that $100 will be making me $200 or more. The rich dad attitude would agree with that too.
Today, there are tons of people who are just waking up out of an unconscious state of being and have inherited debt and poor money management from that time in their lives. (Um. like me).
So how do you catch up, get rich and change your relationsship with money?
here are my simple rules:
- Think rich with an attitude of gratitude (not only is it already yours, but you are grateful for it)
- Scrap every liability you can (for my hubby and me — this even meant cell phones)
- Create a spiritual connection with money: money is simply energy and you need it to fulfill your purpose, right? Know that the universe knows this, and you will be taken care of. (this will happen most successfully when you are in alignment with the youest you)
- Make your money work for you (are u an entrepreneur? can you use your home for an office? Can you teach classes about your profession at home)
- Take the risk of unlearning what you used to think about money… get coaching or team up with people who know what they are doing and succeeding in today’s world
There’s so much ore to write on this subject. Our Blissed Life program goes deeper into how to achieve financial freedom. And, we will be sharing more advice here too. Until then… think ” Thank goodness that I am rich and my money works for me,” and see where that gets you today!