This seems to be a favorite saying of the poor. I remember as a child asking my poor dad for a toy. “What do you think Robert, that money just grows on trees?” I didn’t understand what my poor dad meant by that. Technically money is paper, and paper is made from trees. Right?
Where did money really come from? Real money comes from the Universe in the form of Gold and Silver. These are often called "God's Money." What we think of as money today is really "currency" even though we call it money.
As I grew older and studied the topic a lot, I actually discovered exactly where "money" comes from. Look at this - just in the last years (from 2008 to 2014), the Government has printed over FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS!
Now, if you think about it - that seems a bit unfair.
They can have complete control over "money," yet “we” as a people have zero control over what we make (as an employee) - there seems to be a disconnect right from the beginning.
This is what led me to thinking about the difference between my RICH dad and my POOR dad…
RICH DAD = Worked when he wanted. Did what he wanted. Had no shortage of money. Had complete Financial Freedom. If you think about it - he basically had control over the amount of money “he” printed for himself, just like the Government!
POOR DAD = Well, he was the head of Education for Hawaii and worked for “The Man.” His income, his life, his vacations, his everything was 100% controlled by someone else.
I think it goes without saying, if you want to succeed in life, you need to first have CONTROL of your own life.
This is what I’ve spent my entire life trying to teach people.
My Rich Dad was so successful in his life because he had CONTROL over his life.
He had control in his life because he was an ENTREPRENEUR.
That’s what leads me to my next BIG LESSON for you. Entrepreneurship.
It’s no secret by now that I’m in the open saying that Entrepreneurs have a 10 times more likely chance of being financially free than someone who isn’t. But, there is a problem that comes with that.
I get this question a lot:
“Robert, how do I become an Entrepreneur? How much money will it take?”
Listen Sports Fans, the game has completely changed. If you’re still asking how much money it will take, you’re asking the wrong questions!
I remember when I first started - it would take over $100,000 just to attempt to start a business. The risk was real and was enormous. This risk alone held millions of people back from ever being able to test being an Entrepreneur.
Well - not anymore!
Today, with the near end of the Industrial times, we’ve entered the Information Age.
Today, we have the Internet.
Today, we can start businesses for pennies and risk virtually nothing.
"A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children..."