Robert Kiyosaki loves success.Â But heâ€™s not afraid of failure.Â He loves the benefits of wealth.Â But heâ€™s not afraid of being broke.
Today, he is a poster child for success.Â Confident, energized and excited to be alive, he lives with his wife Kim in a beautiful Phoenix home, flies in a private jet and enjoys the rewards that only international celebrity and wealth can bring.
The author of the blockbuster, Rich Dad Poor Dad, he hob-knobs with Donald Trump, preaches his doctrine of financial literacy to millions of people throughout the world in books and speeches, and owns an extensive portfolio of income-producing real estate, an oil company, a gold mine, a silver mine and other investments.
But Robert hasnâ€™t always been rich and successful.Â As recently as 1985 he was broke and homeless.
â€œKim and I lived in a car for two or three weeks,â€ he explains.Â â€œWe ran out of money.â€
Most people would be devastated by such traumatic circumstances.Â What effect did it have on Robert?Â Â â€œNot much,â€ he says simply.Â â€œIâ€™d been without money three times before that. Â I donâ€™t have the same fear most people have.Â I donâ€™t like being out of money, but Iâ€™m not afraid of it.Â Itâ€™s really not that bad.Â Itâ€™s just uncomfortable.
Another thing Robert is not afraid of: economic downturns.Â â€œI like it when the bubble bursts,â€ he says.Â â€œThatâ€™s when itâ€™s easy to get rich.Â Thatâ€™s when bad investors lose their properties and good investors buy them.Â If youâ€™re a smart investor, it shouldnâ€™t matter whether the times are good or bad.â€
For Robert Kiyosaki, fearlessness is a success strategy.
What is your success strategy?