Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki
You’re going to have to deal with money for the rest of your life, even if you’re really rich. After all, you want to keep it if you got it and get it if you don’t! So, don’t wait, just read this book now. After looking at it for too long, I finally, finally pulled Rich Dad, Poor Dad off the shelf. That’s what I mean about inspiration plugging up one’s nostrils sometimes. It was sitting on the shelf I look at every morning, at exactly eye level, and I just “didn’t have time” to read it. I am getting very clear on the fact that the stuff I don’t want to deal with is precisely the stuff I ought to deal with. And, the things that challenge me, scare me, or threaten me the most are the hardest things to even see. It’s like they’re wearing next gen. camouflage. If money is a challenge to you this book is a must read. I stayed up way past my bedtime, caught up in reading it. It’s inpirational. It is a fast, fun, really interesting read. He rambles and repeats himself a lot, but it works because it makes you feel like he’s talking to you, right out of the pages. I actually felt like he cares. I believe he’s sincerely trying to help people out of what he calls the “Rat Race.”
The things he repeats are important concepts, too. There are a lot of things he talks about in this book that you “already know.” However, by putting this particular group of things you “already know” in this particular arrangement and by including a few things you might not have known Robert Kyosaki really hands you some powerful ammunition for the game of life. The younger you are the happier you’ll be to know this stuff now, if you apply it. “I don’t work for money!” Rich Dad says quite often, “Money works for me!” He also takes issue with a lot of the “conventional wisdom” about assets and liabilities saying that, as traditionally figured, people’s “net worth” is often “worth less” than they think. Is your home really an asset?
As a final note, when I talked with my friend Paul, who read Rich Dad, Poor Dad about six months before I did. He said, “It really works! When I read it my financial life was a mess. But, these days I’m putting money away, I know where I stand, money is showing up unexpectedly.” It reprogrammed his subconscious. “It’s not like it makes you a millionaire overnight, but it gets you ready, which makes all the difference.” I can say now, years after having read this book that it has had a major, beneficial impact on my finances, as well.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is one of my recommended Life Matters books. It’s someday morning. Here’s a round tuit. The sooner you read it the happier you’ll be.