Robert Kiyosaki, author of bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad as well as 25 others financial guide books, has spent his career working as a financial educator, entrepreneur, successful investor, real estate mogul, and motivational speaker, all while running the Rich Dad Company.
If people do not have sound financial education, they cannot tell if a financial advisor is a salesman or a con man, a fool or a genius. Remember, all con men are nice people. If they were not being nice by telling you what you want to hear, you would not listen to them.
Prophets of doom have always taken risks in terms of ridicule and humiliation. If you stand on a street corner holding up a sign that reads "The End Is Near," passersby will laugh and heckle. People will say you're like Chicken Little, running around telling people the sky is falling. Yet after an economic crisis like one we're experiencing now, people ask, "Why didn't someone warn us?" or "What's the government doing to save us?"
In the Information Age, information alone can make you very rich. Conversely, poor or mistaken information is a liability. Poor information creates poor people. One of the reasons so many people are struggling ﬁnancially is simply because they have obsolete, biased, misleading, or erroneous information powering their most powerful asset, their brain. Today it’s clearer than ever, the problem facing millions of people around the world is the lack of financial education being taught in our schools.
Rich dad said, “There are habits that make you rich, and habits that make you poor. Most poor people are poor because they have poor habits. If you want to be rich, all you have to do is train yourself to have rich habits.” If you are serious about becoming rich, you must do the following things over and over again, from now until forever, for the rest of your life.
Success is a process. You can’t just change your life with the flip of a calendar or a turn of a page. It takes hard work over a sustained period of time with a good plan to make a change. Financial independence doesn’t happen overnight. There is no quick fix. Investing is like learning a new language; you don’t become fluent in one day. You must practice, practice, practice.
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