Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

American Businessman, Investor, Financial Literacy Activist, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" books

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This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.

To turn coal into a diamond requires heat and pressure.

True capitalists are generous because a B [Business] quadrant capitalist knows you must give more to receive more.

We learn by making mistakes, yet in our school system we punish people for making too many of them.

When America stopped importing from China, China stopped importing from the rest of the world. This affects Asian countries as well as Australia, Brazil, and other suppliers of raw materials.

When President George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security, that proposal was more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war. People love their entitlements.

Whenever you feel ?short? or in ?need? of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.

Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won't quit.

You know your financial intelligence is increasing if as you get older your money is buying you more freedom, happiness, health and choices in life.

Your financial statement is your report card after you leave school. It measures how smart you are financially.

There is no security anymore. You can?t rely on Social Security or company pensions for retirement. We need new answers.

This box is an Income Statement, often called a Profit and Loss statement. It measures income and expenses. Money in and money out.

To wake up in the middle of the night terrified about paying bills is a horrible way to live.

Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. For example you cannot have two cars in a one-car garage. The same is true with thoughts and ideas.

We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don't be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You can't have success without failure.

When do you need a coach? When I know I need to be pushed, held accountable, challenged to go beyond my resistance, my laziness, my limitations, I hire a coach ? if what I want is important to me.

When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses.

Whenever you feel that you lack something, you need something first and it will give you back tenfold. This applies to both the money and the smiles, love, friendship.

Working hard to earn more money and then giving it away in higher taxes isn't financially intelligent, even if you do put some of it into a retirement account.

You make more money if you're generous.

Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.

There is no such thing as a safe investment. There are only smart investors.

This doesn?t mean you have to go to military school or be on active duty to grow a business. I?m only pointing out the different focuses of two very different educational institutions and saying that if you want to grow your business, it may take more than just business skills

Today I meet people who get frustrated with me because they want me to tell them how they can make more money today.

Unfortunately, in a recession, the people who suffer the most aren't the rich, but the wanna-be rich and the poor.

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American Businessman, Investor, Financial Literacy Activist, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" books