Here is some valuable advice I learnt from famous Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator Robert Kiyosaki; this advice relates not only to business, but all areas of your life. If you want to be successful and achieve your goals I encourage you to be open-minded as you read this article and critique yourself!
Robert Kiyosaki identifies the reasons why financially intelligent people still fail in business, investing and building income generating assets, which create true wealth making the money work for you.
Advice On Starting A Business – Laziness
Busy people are often the laziest! Are you busy? Busy shopping, watching television, reading the paper working too much?
Busy people often avoid things they don’t want to work on!
Deep down you know there is something you could improve, you want to improve or maybe you need to improve? If someone was to ask you about this you would probably get defensive. Do you need to exercise more? Spend more time with your family and friends? Improve your posture? Improve your financial intelligence? Take your dog for a walk?
Your desire is your motivator, your fuel. You need to change the way you think:
“I can’t afford it” should become “How can I afford it?” “How can I afford to never work again?”
You may think this is greedy, that’s OK you have been conditioned to feel guilty about greed.
Robert’s rich dad said “Guilt is worse than greed, for guilt robs the body of its soul”.
Eleanor Roosevelt said “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
Advice On Starting A Business – Habits
Robert Kiyosaki believes the best habit when paying bills is to pay yourself first, even when you don’t have enough money to pay all of your other bills.
Why you ask? The reason is simple your creditors, the tax department, the bank whoever it is you owe money to will chase you for payment until you pay. Would you be as good at chasing yourself to get paid? I don’t think so. The debt collectors chasing you become your personal motivators. Forcing you to think and look for alternative forms of income. You may choose to work harder, you may choose to work smarter.
The habit of mental exercise makes you stronger, like anything with practice it becomes easier and you become better at it.
Advice On Starting A Business – Arrogance
Arrogance is your ego plus ignorance. People often use arrogance to try to hide ignorance. When you feel you are being ignorant, don’t be arrogant about it; educate yourself until you are no longer ignorant.
Laziness, Habits and Arrogance are all traits you are responsible for, improving in these areas you will see a positive impact on all areas of your life. My advice on starting a business is to be committed to ongoing personal development now and for the rest of your life.
Does that sound like too much work?
Yes – than read this article again!! I think laziness, bad habits and a little arrogance is holding you back…
No – great than get to it!!