Kiyosaki Educates Americans ~ A Teacher After All

Posted on March 26, 2010. Filed under: Law of Attraction, Manifesting | Tags: , , , , , , |

Earlier on this blog I wrote about Robert Kiyosaki’s book “Conspiracy of the Rich,The 8 New Rules of Money.”

Actually, Kiyosaki is educating around the world. He is particularly teaching Americans the history of financial education-or should I say the lack of financial education- in our school system since the turn of the century in the early nineteen hundreds. I am so grateful that I have personally made a commitment to educating myself and changing my financial situation for the better this year in 2010.  I have a tendency to love scholarly life. My passions are spiritual life, financial knowledge, and natural, holistic, health.  Do you have any idea how much time you can spend on spiritual life? The path of wholeness and health alone is a mammoth field of study, and finance …whoa…one could easily spend a lifetime. Financial education is where many of us need to focus right now because what used to work is not working anymore and we need to know why.  We need to know what to do now that stocks, mutual funds, 401k’s have gone to hell in a hand basket!

By the way, I cannot possibly be emphatic enough in my endorsement of Conspiracy of the Rich.  The book is an education, oh yes, AND it is also a very enjoyable read.  Where were you twenty years ago Robert Kiyosaki?

How many of you, like me, have been business majors, stockbrokers, mortgage originators, loan closers, publishers, and real estate professionals?  Well, I can assure you that nowhere in that mix was I ever given the kind of information that Conspiracy of the Rich is spilling over with.What is wrong with this picture? Nowhere in my college education was I offered anything even remotely like this nor in my preparation for my Series 7 exam. How can this be? Folks, there is something rotten in River City!

It is absolutely time for change and I do not mean a new “Health Care” plan either.

Several years back I read Kiyosaki’s Cash Flow Quadrant and several others of his books.  Did I implement them? Well…I tried. I bit off more than I could chew and ended up in renovation hell.  It happens.  Did I get ticked off, fed up, upside down, and over my head? Yep. I sure did.  And then I quit.  I did. I quit. I tucked in my tail and ran back to the security of the mortgage J-O-B.  Then that went away and guess what? Here I sit.  Right back to square one.  Except for one thing.  I am much smarter. Much wiser, and I am back to learning what to do and what not to do – again. More info please...I am ready now because there is no other way.  We have to know more or we will die broke. That is not going to happen.

Yes, I know, we cannot take it with us. I don’t want to take it with me either; I just want to live well and give my daughter a start, a chance to launch herself with something to get her going.  It’s harder now. It is much harder now. I want to help her. I love her and I know how long it has taken me, a boomer, to gather myself to be at this place in my life.  Maybe you can relate to how I feel.  Well, I am working on it. I am not on fire with it like last time, no, it is more like a slow burn. I am just quietly determined to change my life, to improve it for the better. There is so much I want to do in the second half of my life and most of it requires more money than I have right now. That is why I am reading, studying and enjoying what Robert Kiyosaki has to say to us.  I am appreciating the time he has taken to care that we don’t know, and if he doesn’t tell us no one will.  You can’t even dig if you don’t know what you are digging for. It is no accident that people immigrate to this country with a dream; The American Dream!

My grandfather came to this country from Greece at the turn of the century and he made himself a very wealthy man. He had his stocks and bonds, his own airplanes, a couple of hotels… and then the Great Depression set in. Before he knew what hit him, it was all gone. Did he lay down and give up?  Hell no!  He came back. The original come-back kid, he came back and built it all up again. He lived to be 107 and he never lost his joy and appreciation of the opportunity inherent in America.  I know because he went home to his roots in Greece every year but he always came back to America, to Florida. What does that tell you?

There is another Kiyosaki book I would like to recommend only I have not yet read it. I will read it next. It is Increase Your Financial I Q,Get Smarter with Your Money. I invite you to join me. I am on a mission.  They don’t teach this stuff. They don’t teach it to financial planners, accountants, brokers, or bankers.  They just don’t teach it and don’t you ask yourself “why not”?  I know I do. I have been asking this since I was a mortgage account representative and realized that people don’t understand what they are doing to their credit when they pile up student loans and credit card debt and new car loans, then can’t get a job and don’t qualify for a house!

I actually tried to do something about it in 2000 when I created a course called Getting a Grip on Your Credit and no one came to the free – yes free, class I offered at Marywood University in Scranton. In the midst of my mortgage career, I realized that people needed help.  Of course, I could not have helped them or myself the way Kiyosaki is helping us by the millions with his books, but my intentions were headed in the right direction. I knew something was wrong, I just did not know what. I had landed on the tip of the iceberg but it was much bigger than anything I had imagined. It was and is deep.

I urge you to stop and think and resist the urge to parrot all the garbage you hear about the financial state of the union.It is a waste of energy. Decide instead to do your part to make a change for the better in your life. Start quietly and steadily to educate yourself and make changes that are meaningful. You can do a lot in a year or two if you take your time and plan your strategy with financial intelligence on your side. Real financial intelligence that makes you feel in-powered – powered from the inside not from the outside. Your financial confidence will soar.

To my women friends, I would like to add that Kim Kiyosaki, Founder of Rich Women, is a financial powerhouse in her own right. Why? Because she shared all the the painful experiences and exhilarating wins with her husband on their way to the top. She did her share of the work. It has been a long haul for the Kiyosaki’s. They are like the overnight success stories that take twenty five or thirty years percolating before they are ready to cause an explosion and then everyone thinks they are miracle workers.  Well, you got the workers part right because work is what it has been since the 80’s. So God Bless Us that they are willing to share and teach us what they learned along the way. The conspiracy is being revealed.

Bless the Rich Dad and the Poor Dad. We learned from both. If you do not have your Cash Flow Game then please, what are you waiting for? It is not going to fall on your head and say “play me.”  There is no time like the present. Do it now while you are thinking about it. Another way you can give your children a financial education is with Cash Flow for Kids. Teach your just married daughter and son in law, your high school seniors who are going off to college. Teach your children. Teach your employees. Learn, teach, share. We all benefit. Remember this phrase: We teach best that which we most need to learn. Every time you play and teach, you will be reinforcing what you have learned while learning more and remembering more. Start a weekly Cash Flow Game at your house and create a tradition that your kids will remember for life. Their friends will never forget you. Take it to school and church fund-raising meetings. Get a Love Donation from those who want to play and learn then donate it to your church or buy another game so more people can play. Get creative and have some fun while boosting forever the financial knowledge of your friends and neighbors. This is something you CAN do. These kinds of things are the one step at a time times thousands that create real change all across America.

The Kiyosaki’s have given us the tools, now we have to choose to use them. (You can lead a horse to water…..)

The rich get richer when the cash flows to their pockets. Now you can learn how to stop the leaks and call the cash flow to your pockets. All we have to do is turn this cash flow train around!

The Cash Flow Game is a powerful tool for activating the law of attraction.  It is a perfect example of how to manifest while feeling good, helping others, having fun, educating your family and friends, and making a difference right there where you live. It is time to get out of the rat race!


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