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Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki

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Wikipedia Summary for Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. The company's main revenues come from franchisees of the Rich Dad seminars that are conducted by independent individuals using Kiyosaki's brand name for a fee. He is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games to educate adults and children about business and financial concepts.

Kiyosaki's seminars in the United States and Canada are conducted in collaboration with a company called Whitney Information Network and are contracted out to local companies as franchisees in other countries. However, some attendees have sued Kiyosaki on claims that his high-priced seminars did not deliver anything special.

Kiyosaki is the author of more than 26 books, including the international self-published personal finance Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books which has been translated into 51 languages and sold over 41 million copies worldwide. He has been criticized for advocating practices of debatable legality perceived as "get rich quick" philosophy. Kiyosaki is the subject of a class action suit filed by people who attended his seminars and has been the subject of two investigative documentaries by CBC Canada and WTAE USA. Kiyosaki's company, Rich Global LLC, filed for bankruptcy in 2012.


Financial freedom is a mental, emotional and educational process.



That's why I like Texans so much. They took a great failure and turned it into a tourist destination that makes them millions. Texans don't bury their failures. They get inspired by them.





Unless you're getting passive income from your house, it is a liability and not an asset.



Investing involves risk (something that's inevitable and can only be controlled not extinguished). Being financially uneducated is risky.



Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.



Anyone can be an entrepreneur. All it takes is a little drive and ambition.



Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.



Do not let fear of failure overwhelms joy success.



Life is a game, where either you lose or you learn.



The poor look for jobs while the rich build networks.



It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!



Once a person stops searching for information and self-knowledge, ignorance sets in.



True passion attracts. If you have passion in your business, the right people will be attracted to your team.



What are you doing this weekend to improve your financial situation? Sacrifice made today goes a long way for a better tomorrow.



You become what you study.



The world is full of smart, poor people.



There's a bit of hidden magic in every mistake. The magic is called learning.



Every time you quit, someone else gets your prize. Every time you make a mistake, you get closer to yours.



People who dream small dreams continue to live as small people.



Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.



True learning takes energy, passion and a burning desire.



By its very nature and design, Network Marketing is a strikingly Fair, Democratic, Socially Responsible system of generating wealth.



Network marketing is the fastest growing business model in the world today.



If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future.



Innovation is key. Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive.



You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.



Wealth is a person's ability to survive so many number of days forward-- or, if I stopped working today, how long could I survive?



Proper physical exercise increases your chances of health, and proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth. Laziness decreases both health and wealth.



Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.



Instead, to be financially free, we need to learn how to make mistakes and manage risk.



The biggest risk a person can take is to do nothing.



Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving people makes the money come in.

Longer Version:

Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving people makes the money come in. Robert T.



FOCUS -- Follow One Course Until Successful.



Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.



Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.



Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.



Self-discipline is the No. 1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class and the poor.



The problem with tomorrow is that I have never seen a tomorrow. Tomorrow does not exist. Tomorrow only exist in the mind of dreamers and losers.



A network marketing business is the perfect business for people who like helping other people.



Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. Robert T.



Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning. Robert T.



Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving people makes the money come in. Robert T.



Making money is a common sense. It's not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon. Robert T.



There is gold everywhere. Most people are not trained to see it. Robert T.



It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for. Robert T.



It does not take money to make money. Robert T.



Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed. Robert T.



Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. Robert T.



FOCUS -- Follow One Course Until Successful. Robert T.



Excessive fear and self-doubt that were the greatest detractors of personal genius.



Toughness is not being a bully, it's having a backbone.



There is gold everywhere, most people are not trained to see it.



A smart entrepreneur knows they can not run a business on their own. They know that business is a team sport.





More important than the how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.



Your Mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely.



I often meet people who are too busy to take care of their wealth. And there are people too busy to take care of their health. The cause is the same. They're busy, and they stay busy as a way to avoid something they do not want to face.



Take risks, be bold and let your genius convert your fear into power and brilliance.



Don't work for money; make it work for you.



I'm a real estate guy.



All depends on how determined we are to be successful.



If you want to retire young and retire rich, it is very important that your money be like a bird dog, going out every day and bringing home more and more assets.



Life will get in the way. Count on it. Be prepared for it. Maintain focus and press on towards your goal.



It's not the smart that get ahead, but the bold.



If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dream. Even if you are broke, it does not cost you anything to dream of being rich. Many poor people are poor because they have given up on dreaming.



Passion pushes you to learn more, create more and to create better. Best of all, it's contagious.



If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If your money works for you, you keep and control the power.



The boundaries of a person's reality often do not change until that person forsakes what he or she feels confident in and then goes blindly with faith.



In most cases, when people make more money, they get deeper in debt. This is why money alone does not make you rich.



The good news is that it doesn't cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free.



It's not being homeless that matters. It's about who you are. Keep striving and you become somebody. Quit and you also become somebody.. but not the same person.



When success and incompetence meet, disaster is not far away.



Never stand idly while people commit what you know to be an injustice! Injustice only leads to more injustice!



Most investors say Don't take risks. The rich investor takes risks.



Losers are those who are afraid of losing.



Does God say, cut back on the sunsets? No, our Maker is abundant.



Your mind, more than your actions, determines your net worth.



Rule One. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket.



The avoidance of money is just as psychotic as being attached to money.



Because students leave school without financial skills, millions of educated people pursue their profession successfully, but later find themselves, struggling financially.



I'm not a Republican or a Democrat, but George Bush has just put us so greatly into debt; now Obama's going to make it even worse. So, it's basically highway robbery, and I think it's a tragedy.



It's easier to stand on the sidelines, criticize, and say why you shouldn't do something. The sidelines are crowded. Get in the game.



Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren't criticized are those who don't take risks.



If the investor is uneducated, anything he or she invests in will be risky. So it's not the investment that is risky. It's the investor.



Passion is a powerful force. Passion properly directed is unstoppable.



Intention is for achievers. Hope is for the hopeless.



By giving kids an allowance, you teach that child to work for money rather than learn to create money.



Once again, the 90 10 rule of money applies -- 10% of the borrowers in the world use debt to get richer -- 90% use debt to get poorer.



Throughout history, every government that's printed money, the money has eventually gone to its ultimate value which is zero. Remember? The confederate dollar went to zero. The continental went to zero. That's what happens when you have a bank that's allowed to print as much money as it wants to.



Instead of labeling and discriminating against one or the other, we need to learn to blend our gifts and complement our geniuses.



One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home, not at school.



The reason so many people fail to achieve success is because they fail to fail enough times.



Finding your entrepreneurial spirit and making it strong is more important than the idea or business you are developing.



Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan -- create ten businesses.



Being prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but it is not enough for the long term.



Once a person gains experience and a good reputation, it takes less and less money to create bigger and bigger investments.



People with vision master the ability to see through to the heart of issues and investments. They value transparency.



One of the biggest defects in life is the inability to ask for help.



You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.



If you took all of my money away, I would have it right back. I don't really care about money. I mean I do but why worry about it because I can make my own money all the time.



There are fast ideas and slow ideas, just as there are fast trains and slow trains. When it comes to money, most people are on the slow train looking out the window watching the fast train pass them by. If you want to become rich quickly, your plan must include fast ideas.



Building your own business is the best way to become rich. Then you can begin investing in other assets.



People who refuse to open their minds to new strategies seldom become rich.



To be rich you have to know what it is to be poor. Getting financially literate is part of the price you have to pay to become rich.



Sitting and watching a game show, or betting on your lucky numbers is not the price that most of the top 1% paid to become rich.



Leverage is the reason some people become rich and others do not become rich.



Entrepreneurship is a process, not a job or profession. So be faithful to the process and remember that even when times are bad, the process will give you a glimpse of the future that lies ahead.



Doing more and more with less and less is one form of being generous. In fact, the easiest way to become rich is by being generous.



As one of my teachers, Buckminster Fuller, says, we were given a right foot and a left foot, not a right foot and a wrong foot. The point is that, there's always two points of view out there, and we need to increase our ability to allow another point of view. Then we have a better chance for peace.



You get rich because you do things most people will not do. Success requires sacrifice. You must be willing to make those sacrifices.



If you own a butcher shop, don't hire vegetarians. To hire the right people, you have to let the wrong people go.



If you change your thoughts you can change your actions.



The problem with a job is that relying on others to give you a living is the biggest risk of all.



Just as a fisherman must watch the ebb and flow of the tides, an investor and businessperson must be keenly aware of the subtle shifts in cash flow.



Enjoy the time you have with your friends and family. That doesn't mean spend money you don't have on them. It means enjoy your time with them.



The moment you believe your own crap and excuses, you fail.



The reason so many financial advisors are called brokers is because they are often broker than you.



In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system's failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students.



Asking Wall Street to provide financial education is the same as asking a fox to raise your chickens.


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