Rich Dad, Poor Dad
"If you're tired of what you're doing, or you're not making enough, it's simply a case of changing the formula via which you make money."
March's Finance read, Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad builds on the ideas of Napoleon Hill and the work ethic of Darren Hardy's The Compound Effect and brings them together in a mindset to build wealth. What I appreciated most about this book were the simple reminders to stop being a cynic and take ownership and action now. It's easy to be passive about the whole thing and yet if we want to look to the future and build wealth we need to learn about opportunities and take action.
Robert's use of story and simple ideas make this one a worthwhile read.
Robert reminds us that we have the choices to make. "The choice of what we do with our time, our money, and what we put in our heads." After reading this one, I realized that I need to be more proactive about what I'm reading and reach out beyond what I currently know.
The hunt for more passive income opportunities begins! Robert's ideas of acquiring assets, and not liabilities, seem simple and yet we can easily get caught up in the rat race and forced to work to maintain our lifestyles. It may not be for everyone but I find myself thinking more and more about it. What do the next 10, 20, and 30 years look like?
Robert believes in working to learn and not working to earn money. Acquiring skills and education along the way; not necessarily at school but by finding opportunities to grow and learning about areas we might fear.
"The situation you fear most is the skill that you need to learn and conquer. And you may have to force yourself to do it!"
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