Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Hello, Dreamers! I was first introduced to Rich Dad Poor Dad by a college professor who I thought was, for lack of a better word, eccentric. I was only in his class because it was required. He wanted me to buy this book about money that we wouldn't even discuss. We just discussed his business and he tried to get us to buy books through said business. Needless to say, I did what I had to do to pass the class, but buying the book was not one of them. I was in college to learn about mathematics and accounting, not about someone's rich dad.


Since that class, every time I heard anything about Rich Dad Poor Dad, I immediately began to think of my current financial state and what I needed to do to improve it. However, I never thought to pick up the book. I thought to myself, "I went to college, I have degrees, and I am intelligent. I know what to do. Get a good paying job in my field and work hard. Save money and make smart/safe investments to retire with one day. Make sure I have good credit. Buy a house and pay the mortgage." Fast forward to December 30, 2018, and my thinking has changed drastically from when I was in college, yet slowly over the years. I am desperately in need of a shift on something because I have finally realized that my formal education hasn't taught me anything about making money and being rich. I suddenly found myself listening to the book I have ignored for years on YouTube.

I really love Kiyosaki's simplistic delivery. I felt like I was learning from my own dad. The book reinforced what I already knew to be true, shattered the attitudes I clung to about money, and built new beliefs about wealth creation at the same time. So below are my notes from the book. It's not strategic or chronological. The points below are my takeaways. Listen to the book FREE to get the information first hand if the knowledge I gathered resonates with you.

  • Recognize opportunities.
  • Gain financial intelligence.
  • Be optimistic. There is an overall tone of the book to change your thinking away from negation and to reinforce positive speech.
  • There is money in your gifts and passions, if you know how to sell it.
  • Kiyosaki challenges what we've all been programmed to know about going to school, getting a job, and being an employee.
  • Learn and retain useful skills that can aid in financial intelligence. Don't just simply be educated.
  • Learn how to be a good leader.
  • Embrace the concept of working to learn something new.
  • To get money you must give money. In fact, whatever you need more of, you should give what you have away.
  • Cast out fear and handle failure well. Losing has to inspire you. Turn failure into an opportunity.
  • A little greed beats laziness. You have to think "what's in it for me" and want more for yourself.
  • Pay yourself first, even if you are short on money.
  • Time and your mind are your most valuable resources.
  • Kill arrogance and listen to people who know more.
  • Don't listen to poor people.
  • Stay true to yourself and don't follow the crowd. What's popular isn't necessarily profitable.
  • Learn quickly.
  • Choose friends wisely who you can learn from, who are all from diverse backgrounds.
  • Make offers and don't be afraid to negotiate.
  • Convert earned income into passive income and portfolio income.

Thank you so much for reading and thank you to Robert Kiyosaki for writing this book. The book was the first step I needed towards the life I want. If you prefer to hold the book in your hands while you read it, order your copy HERE. SMOOCHES XOXO

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Joy

Hello, Dreamers! Frankly, I need more Joy. I don't think anyone would mind having more of it. I decided to do a Pretty x Inspiring Session on joy to help manifest joy in my own life. This session is a study/note style and a summary of my findings. My hope is that this session inspires you to manifest joy in your own life as well.


What is Joy?

Joy is a product of what is inside you spiritually.
Joy is a state of being, feeling, and/or perceiving yourself to be well, successful, fortunate, and fulfilled.
If you are full of joy spiritually, joy is constant.
Joy is the source of happiness.
Joy is easily confused with fleeting happiness. People, places, things, and occurrences can affect and determine happiness.

Why do I need Joy?

Joy in pain eases suffering.
Joy can heal where depression has tried to deteriorate spiritually. Joy can aid the body in healing physically from trauma.
Joy, in itself, is full. So when you have joy, it fills you.

Where do I find Joy?

Joy is found when you have hope and faith
Joy is found before and after sadness. Similar to happiness, sadness is fleeting and is affected by people, places, things, and occurrences.
Joy is found in the faith and belief in your higher power.
Joy comes from rejoicing. If you want to find joy, begin to celebrate.

Do you agree with my findings above? What is joy to you? I would love to know what you think. Thank you! SMOOCHES XOXO
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