Robert Kiyosaki and His Rich and Poor Success
Robert Kiyosaki is popularly known because of his unique approach to acquiring wealth which he explained in his best-selling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. How did he reach this level of success and what was the story behind his book?
Robert Kiyosaki was born in Hawaii and studied in New York but joined the army afterwards. He served his time in Vietnam both as a helicopter pilot and as an officer. When the Vietnam War was over, he worked as a salesman and then started his own wallet business in 1977. Although he faced several problems with his first business, he proceeded to establish another one in 1985 in the form of an educational organization that trains people how to invest their money. Using the principles which he taught, he was able to retire successfully at an early age and was able to profit from selling the organization in 1994.
Breakthrough and Success
His later success came when he published his book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, which somewhat outlines the principles which he taught in his former school. Even though this book was first turned down by several publishers, Kiyosaki eventually was able to publish it on his own and which became a bestseller for five consecutive years. With the huge success of his book, Kiyosaki also created a complementary game for Rich Dad Poor Dad.
The success of his book came because of the unique and innovative ideas which he shared in it.
The success of his book came because of the unique and innovative ideas which he shared in it. We have all been raised in the traditional idea that one cannot simply become successful if you don't pour blood, sweat, and tears into your career. Kiyosaki however, deviates from this and suggests that times have changed and so does strategies for success.
The book actually describes two father, one rich and the other poor. His poor dad, which was his biological father, headed a school and had a fair amount of income. He was intelligent but he was always complaining that there was not enough money. The rich dad, was his best friend's dad, was not yet rich and was not as smart as his poor dad. But, in the end this one became rich and that he did very quickly as well. It is from this rich dad that Kiyosaki derives all the advice that he gives about investing and planning.
The lesson that he learned between these two fathers became the basis for Robert Kiyosaki's book. Speaking from a child's point of view, he then illustrated why his smart but poor father was poor, and the other not so smart dad became rich. It was all about seeing opportunities when they present themselves and using the right means of handling and managing that opportunity.
Kiyosaki shows that one can still have "different" ideas than the mainstream and still come out successful.
Even with the great success of his book, Robert Kiyosaki still offers sessions where he teaches these skills that he has learned from his rich dad. He also invented Cashflow which is a unique game where even children can learn about the value of investing. Kiyosaki shows that one can still have "different" ideas than the mainstream and still come out successful.