KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money.
An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.
Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action.
Before you can be sure of your ability to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent, you will require SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE of the service, merchandise, or profession which you intend to offer in return for the fortune.
“The most life-destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.” He said, “The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, and the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most.” These people will often say things like, “I’ll start investing tomorrow” or “I’ll start reading tomorrow”. Rich dad said the word tomorrow is the word that destroys more lives than any other single word. He said, “The problem with the word tomorrow is that I have never seen a tomorrow. Tomorrows do not exist. Tomorrows only exist in the mind of dreamers and losers. People who put off till tomorrow find that the sins and bad habits of their past eventually catch up with them.” He finished his comment by saying. “I have never seen a tomorrow. All I have are todays. Today is the word for winners. Tomorrow is the word for losers.”
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Most leaders tend to view teamwork as a social engineering problem: take x group, add y motivational technique and get z result. But working with the Bulls I’ve learned that the most effective way to forge a winning team is to call on the players’ need to connect with something larger than themselves. Even for those who don’t consider themselves “spiritual” in a conventional sense, creating a successful team – whether it’s an NBA champion of a record-setting sales force – is essentially a spiritual act. It requires the individuals involved to surrender their self-interest for the greater good so that the whole adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
Yet even in this highly competitive world, I’ve discovered that when you free players to use all their resources – mental, physical, and spiritual – an interesting shifts in awareness occurs. When players practice what is knows as mindfulness – simply paying attention to what’s actually happening – not only do they play better and win more, they also become more attuned with each other.
Most people need only to learn and master one more skill and their income would jump exponentially.
When it comes to money, the only skill most people know is to work hard.
I recommend to young people to seek work for what they will learn, more than what they will earn. Look down the road at what skills they want to acquire before choosing a specific profession and before getting trapped in the Rat Race.
Education is more valuable than money, in the long run.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
To be successful, you need to learn to overcome your fear of being rejected and to stop worrying about what other people say and think about you.
To be successful you must learn to lead people. The ability to get along with and inspire people is a priceless skill, a skill that can be learned.
Have a strong mentor program. You want to learn from leaders, not advisors. You want to learn from people who are already leaders, who are on the right side, and who want you to succeed.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. it is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.
In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power.
We were surprised, shocked really, to discover the type of leadership required for turning a good company into a great one. Compared to high-profile leaders with big personalities who make headlines and become celebrities, the good-to-great leaders seem to have come from Mars. Self-effacing, quiet, reserved, even shy – these leaders are a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will. They are more like Lincoln and Socrates than Patton or Caesar.
We expected that good-to-great leaders would begin by setting a new vision and strategy. We found instead that they first got the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats – and then they figured out where to drive it.
Preparation is the mark of the professional – in every field. The highest paid salespeople review every detail of an account before every sales call. They read the literature and information they have gathered on the prospect. And their prospects can sense it almost immediately.
Invest 3 percent of your income back into yourself. Invest 3 percent of however much you earn back into becoming even better at what you did to earn the money in first place.
For every dollar you invest back into yourself to improve your ability to earn even more, you will get a return of ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred, and even one thousand times your investment.
The mistake in becoming what you study is that too many people forget to mind their own business. They spend their lives minding someone else’s business and making that person rich.
To become financially secure, a person needs to mind their own business. Your business revolves around your asset column, not your income column.
Start minding your own business. Keep your daytime job, but start buying real assets.
Keep expenses low, reduce liabilities, and diligently build a base of solid assets.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Almost daily, people come to me with business plans with the hope of raising money for their idea or their project.
Most of the time I turn them down for one main reason: the people raising the money don’t know the difference between a product and a system.
For a business to survive and thrive, 100 percent of all systems must be functioning and accountable. For example, an airplane is a system of systems. It it takes off and, let’s say, the fuel system fails, there often is a crash. The human body is also a system of systems. Most of us have had a loved one die because one of the body systems failed. The same thing happens in business.
- The Interesting Systems of the Human Body (ID) (basketballfootball.wordpress.com)
- Business Plan Basics: How to Make a Business Plan (staples.com)
- 7 Proven Ways to Grow Your Small Business (hiscoxusa.com)
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business (entrepreneur.com)