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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Thinking is hard work. When you are forced to think, you expand your mental capacity. When you expand your mental capacity, your wealth increases.

To get rich, you need to desire it. Do you have the strong reasons why?

Tomorrows only exist in the minds of dreamers and losers.

We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much the lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence.

What is missing from people?s education is how to spend money ? what to do after you make it, how to keep it, how long you keep it, and how hard that money works for you.

When it comes to wine, many people are faking it? pretending they know something? pretending to be experts. The vineyards make a lot of money catering to that pretense, playing along with the pseudo-sophisticated charade. If we make them feel they are intelligent and sophisticated, they tend to buy more of the expensive wine, even if there is not really much difference from one vintage to the next. The more we cater to their egos, the more wine at higher prices we sell. We know the primary motivation of most amateur wine connoisseurs is not really to become wine experts, but more to impress their friends at their next dinner party.

When you learn from the mistake you enter a whole new world of knowing and understanding. If you deny, lay blame, justify, or fail to be responsible for your learning, the gates of new wisdom do not open to you.

With that example, I understood the point Rich Dad was making. When I was in college in New York, playing college football, our team had the opportunity to practice with a few players from a professional football team, the New York Jets. It was a very humbling experience. It was soon obvious to all of us on the college football team that while we played the same game as the pro players, we were playing it at a completely different level of play.

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You'll either build that business or you'll go back to finding a job-forever.

Thinking is the hardest wish you?ll ever do.

To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not real living.

Too many middle-class people try to keep up with the Joneses. The problem is? the Joneses are broke. They may have the big house, the nice car? but if you study their financial statements, you?ll find that they own nothing, they have no assets, they are in debt.

We can change ourselves by changing the way we think and what we study.

What it takes to be rich: be willing to make mistakes, learn from them, pick yourself up, be perseverant.

When my book 'Rich Dad's Prophecy' was released in 2002, most financial newspapers and magazines trashed it because I discussed a looming stock market crash.

When you think about it, three of our biggest financial decisions in life are made at times of peak emotional excitement: deciding to get married, buying a home, and having kids.

Words are tools for the brain. Words allow the brain to see what the eyes cannot see.

You get one life. Live it in a way that it inspires someone.

Your business revolves around your asset column, as opposed to your income column. The rich focus on their asset columns while the poor and middle class focus on their income columns.

Thinking is the hardest work there is. That is why so few people engage in it.

To spend your life living in fear, never exploring your dreams is cruel. To work hard for money, thinking that it will buy you things that will make you happy is also cruel. To wake up in the middle of the night terrified about paying bills is a horrible way to live. To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life. Thinking that a job makes you secure is lying to yourself. That's cruel, and that's a trap I want you to avoid.

Too many people are too lazy to think. Instead of learning something new, they think the same thought day in day out.

We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them. The rich build assets that they use to purchase other assets.

What you are looking for in network marketing business are people who want to win. Who know that the economy has moved on. You?ll find every gender, age, race, and background in network marketing. But what they really want to do is to win.

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