Cashflow QuadrantGroup: Better Networker Book Club!!
When Mike Dillard invited Robert Kiyosaki for an interview last month, I was reminded of the profound impact this author had on my thinking when I first read his work a few years back.
Robert Kiyosaki is probably best known for Rich Dad Poor Dad, which appears on virtually every self-made business owner’s must read list.
But Rich Dad Poor Dad was just an introduction to his key principles that were fully developed in his highly readable Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom.
Published back in April 2000, the book's message holds true today as it did back then.
Cashflow Quadrant starts with a simple test describing economic types. Are you an Employee? Self-employed? A Business Owner or Investor?
If you're not satisfied with your current economic pigeonhole, Kiyosaki paints a path of easy-to-understand directions on how to get to where you want to be.
The chief lessons to be gained from this book are:
1. Uncovering your core beliefs that explain why you are where you are today.
Core beliefs, often ones we don't even realize we have, lie at the base of failed relationships, low self-esteem, and missed opportunities. They also explain why seemingly ordinary fellows date models, speak with conviction, and go into business.
2. He explodes the myths that control you and points you toward the direction you want to go.
3. He breaks down the business and investment process so that everyone can understand them.
If you have gotten off-track with your present business, the Cashflow Quadrant is worth your time to read it. In fact, you might consider the audio version to listen to more than once while you're stuck in rush hour traffic. It might give you the encouragement you need to overcome your insecurities!