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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Tea Party My Healthy Boomer Wealthy Attitude

Posted on February 17, 2010. Filed under: Editorial-Speak Out, Money | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tea Party has got me thinking about my Healthy Boomer Wealthy Attitude and what that means.

Most of my readers are accustomed to my blog being spiritually oriented and uplifting.  I tend to stay away from that which is political and critical.  I am a live and let live lady with little resistance to the idea that each individual is here to express and experience their own unique life in freedom and peace. If I do not agree with something I do not participate.

Now I am feeling that it is time to speak up.

There are several things I am particularly passionate about as a boomer and I am a healthy boomer with a wealthy attitude.  I believe in small government smartly run by elected officials who care as much for my wealth, health, success and happiness as their own.  I do vote.  I believe that small business owners to large business owners make America great and wealthy and that when you make it impossible for entrepreneurs to survive by taxing them out of business then America will become a country of factory- like slaves toiling for what is left of a meager paycheck.

My family represents many generations of long living, healthy people who eat lots of greens, little meat,  fresh enzyme rich foods and get lots of physical exercise. There is a long history of  farmers and landowners both before and after they came to America in the 17oo’s.  I don’t like or want a health care bill that looks anything like the one Congress is trying to rapidly foist on us before we know what hits us. (Not to mention that only God knows what else they stuffed in there!)If I need a doctor I will pick my own or work harder to stay healthy by respecting my body and what I put in it. I am quite capable of taking care of myself, thank you, and I am fed up with the strangulation of American’s personal freedoms.  If I want vitamins it is my business and always has been.

Our dear friend, John Mc Cain, is trying to take away our rights to vitamin suppliments. You are insulting our intelligence Mr. McCain and a lot of Americans don’t like what you are representing. Not that you care, but I thought you would like to hear it from one of us who used to think you stood for something.

And Another Thing: I don’t want a sitting Congress with lifelong hangers on who will milk the system forever. Enough of that!

Term limitations for Congress is a must.  Being honored by the people to serve in Congress for a term of no more than two to four years with two terms at the maximum or reinstate the original terms before they were changed in 1787.  Who can resist the temptation to form allies and agendas any longer than that?  Not even a saint!  Who can stay dedicated to the people who voted them in for longer than that? Not many and it is not worth the risk.   There should not be pensions for career Congressmen and women.  Congress is a period of service to your country not a career.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson must be doing flips in their graves!

It is my personal opinion that Congressmen and women should serve their terms and then go back to their lives and careers as everyday citizens and live with what the rest of us live with.  Repeated re-election is the founding point of greed and corruption and political abuse of power and information. It becomes a lifestyle and not a mission of representation.  It is human weakness to want to align with people who agree with us and few  can withstand the lure of power and perks.  Congress should not be permitted to vote their own benefits and pay increases!  Who wouldn’t want that job?!  The people of each state should make that decision based on results.  Where is the accountability? Think about it…who do these people really answer to?  When citizens are stoically dealing with inflation and recession Congresspeople should take pay cuts as well.  There are no royalty in American government!

Alan Colmes Word of the Month: Progressive

Pardon me while I puke….  There is nothing “progressive” going on here except the progressive bilking of individual American wealth through bailouts, taxes, job losses, and foreign aid.  The real estate and banking debacle has managed to rob small investors of billions of dollars while pitting  middle and upper middle income Americans who WERE doing WELL against each other – AS though WE WERE AT FAULT for ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE than we had. They used to call that the American Dream.

So now, the  banks are the big real estate holders and they will sell to anyone with cash since the bail out money has mysteriously disappeared and they don’t do mortgages – but where has all the cash gone?  You may have to look outside the country to answer that question. Do you like the way the mysterious “they” effectively persuaded Americans  to cash in all their gold as the prices climbed?  Now of course they will sell that gold taking profits and causing the prices to drop and gold will go down.  And up. And down.  Hey, that’s the commodities markets for you.  What are we a bunch of puppets?  Don’t sell your gold! Spend your savings instead.  It isn’t anything more than useless paper anyway! The best way to get more money is to print your own…commonly known as stock certificates in your own company. That means thinking like an entrepreneur.  Ask Rich Dad author, Robert Kiyosaki.

I am done with watching Americans do the Pavlov’s dog’s routine where the (wealthy beyond your imagination) Democrats ring the “bad rich people Republicans” bell to get the desired effect of lower income Americans feeling like victims of the wealthy.  Are we really still buying into that?? There is plenty of wealth in both parties so why the illusion of poor Democrats and rich Republicans?  Sorry Folks!  I DO NOT see myself as a victim of my country and its entrepreneurs  of which I am one.  I am over the game of  Parties pitting Americans against each other based on the imaginary idea of “who has more money” and then trying to take the money away from those who are able to create businesses and wealth  for themselves to give it to others who don’t yet know how to do that.  Stop it. We will learn. That is what we do. Wealth has to be created. It is not something we are entitled to.   Being born does not necessarily guarantee wealth!  You actually have to work, learn, risk, invent, serve, provide, grow and whatever else it takes to accumulate wealth.  Some people are born to it because someone else in their families did all that so they don’t have to but we aren’t all quite that lucky.  Oh well!

Still, how empowering is it to resent what others have?  How empowering is it to covet what others have?  I was not raised that way and I refuse to become that kind of an American who resents others and does not believe in herself and her own ability. It has been a tough couple of years but guess what?  I am still standing and I am surviving in spite of the economy though I have had to grit my teeth more than a few times.  Just like you, I have done without, reduced spending, gone back to school, and continued to reinvent myself anew. I haven’t had a new car in five years and I am much more price conscious. I have created some new and good habits that serve me better than many of my old habits.   Maybe we can teach this to Congress.  They certainly expect sacrifice from us.By the way, I am also paying a lot more attention to what is going on in Washington. I hope you are too.

For the record:

I am an American. I like being an American. I have been a Democrat. I have been a Republican. I have voted since my 18th birthday and I volunteer at election time. Things have changed and I don’t recognize either one of those two parties anymore so I am a Libertarian now. My mind set is  Independent! I am still seeing what all of it boils down to between now and the next election but I will tell you this: I want more options!  I want a strong presence besides Democrats (or Progressives as they now call themselves) and Republicans.   I want recognition of what LEGAL VOTING AMERICANS want for this country.

It is clearly time to stand up, speak out, take action, and be heard if you care about the future of this country.  And if you don’t ….well, as they used to say in the 70’s, AMERICA, LOVE HER OR LEAVE HER!

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8 New Rules About Money from Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki (video)

Posted on September 28, 2009. Filed under: Authors, Law of Attraction, Money | Tags: , , , , , |

I am ready for 8 New Rules About Money from the money expert, Robert Kiyosaki. When I heard the title, “Conspiracy Of The Rich”, I thought to myself, is the Rich Dad hammering the rich now too? Hmmmm…..

As I began to read the first chapter online, it was VERY intriguing, I thought “wow”, he has managed to provide us with lots of great education and information while also separating his own richness from the rest of the rich craziness and greed out there. Kiyosaki manages very well to be one of us regular folks who just happens to have found out how to make millions and is doing the tell all thing about the really, really rich. NOT that being a multimillionaire isn’t really, really rich.

You can read the first few chapters and see how you like it. That is what I did and I have to pass this on because it is much needed info that Americans are financially and educationally starved for.  I especially liked his explanation about why Nixon took away the gold standard and how it is that American kids are NOT taught a lot more about money in primary education.

The ultra successful author and investor deserves to be known as an authority. I was already a big time reader, fan, and CashFlow Game player/student.   I have learned so much from Kiyosaki over the last five years. His book CashFlow Quadrant is another of my all time favorites.  It is easy to see how he has naturalized the law of attraction within himself.

The man is a master and the wonderful thing is that he is also a teacher – an unbeatable combination.

Another Kiyosaki home run!

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