Most people think that wealth comes from having money and knowing what to do with it. But this is not true. True wealth comes from knowing how to turn nothing into assets and income.
Creating wealth is about Dreams, Drive and Dollars – in that order. Itâ€™s not about how much money you have and itâ€™s not about what you know. In fact, according to Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, there are five factors and the first three are the most important.
Most people focus on the last two – data and dollars.
They think that if theyÂ study accountancy and get knowledge and get a big loan from a bank that they will make money. What wealthy people advise is that you focus on the first three Ds that give you the data and the dollars you need to become wealthy.
If you have a big enough dream to get you out of bed in the morning;Â if you are totally dedicated to making your dream happen no matter what people say and no matter how many setbacks you may have at first.Â And if you have the drive to keep going until you win, you will find the right data or information that you need as well as the money you need to become wealthy.
While money and the right know-how are important, if you are starting with nothing, it just takes getting out there and staying out there and doing it until you succeed.
THE 90/ 10 RIDDLE
Wealth starts with a plan. â€œOh we all know that,â€ you are thinking. But not the plan that I am thinking about! The plan Iâ€™m thinking about is the one Kiyosaki calls the 90/10 Riddle.
With this plan you fill your asset column without buying any assets. This is how Bill Gates of Microsoft became the wealthiest person in the world. He didnâ€™t do it by looking for a job and saving a few dollars each month.Â He did it by developing a great idea and turning it into money. He didnâ€™t earn money to buy assets; he discovered how to create assets without money. The way to create assets without money is by thinking.
STOP FOLLOWING THE PACK
Do you want to be one of the 90% of people who only have access to 10% of the available money? Or do you want to be one of the 10% of people who share 90% of the available money?
If you want to get into the 90/ 10 club you need to think outside the box. You need to stop following the pack and start to think in new ways, find new ideas for creating different types of assets in the assets column without buying them. One way of doing this is through Multi-Level or Network Marketing (MLM).
But be careful – there are good and bad MLM companies. Check them out carefully before you get involved.Â Â A dynamic website is another way of building an asset without money.
But all these methods need three things: Dreams, Dedication and Drive.
You can become wealthy if:
â€¢ You are prepared to do things that you may not wish to do at first; such as reading and getting out of your comfort zone and learning to follow and practice what wealthy people do.
â€¢ You have the patience to read and learn and try out the new ideas, no matter how long it may take you.
Kiyosaki says there are no poor people; only people who have not become financially literate and developed the ability to create assets out of nothing. Wealthy people are simply poor people who learned how to join the 90/ 10 club – and so can you.