Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is one of my greatest inspirations. The messages he spread are always candid and straightforward.

Rich people buy assets. Poor people buy liabilities.

Assets are what put money in your pocket. Liabilities are what take money out of your pocket.

Gold and silver are God’s money. Cryptocurrency is people’s money. Cash is fake money.

Some of his books are my personal favorites. Rich Dad, Poor Dad (of course!), Cashflow Quadrant, and Fake.

If you wish to be wealthy and successful, his books are definitely must reads.

Middle-Income People

Middle-income people are supposed to be happy people. But obviously, that doesn’t seemed to be the case.

Debt, rat race, material desires, deprivation, high medical costs, are all problems associated with them middle-income group.

A study shows that 78 percent of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck. This means that they are just one major catastrophe away from total financial destruction.

Maybe, the middle-income people are not really middle-income.

Perhaps, they are just lower-income people acting rich.

Grateful

Grateful is my feeling right now.

I am blessed. I know it. When I look around me, I really have nothing to complain about. Can you believe it? That’s impossible. Everybody has something to complain about. Complain, complain, complain… Yap, yap, yap… Non-stop.

My family is healthy and well. I have a supportive wife and a beautiful son. I’m surrounded by wonderful friends. And most important of all, I’m doing what I love every single day. I’m clear about my goals and purpose in life. What else can I hate about?

Of course, I’m not stupid to believe that all these will be around forever. One day, problems will come. Good things will cease. I know that. That’s why it’s even more important to be mindful, and be in present with now. Never take what you have now for granted.

If you’re going through tough times now, just know that it’ll soon past. Just remember that we are built to overcome adversities and your troubles will soon be over.

Say ‘Yes’ All the Time

Successful people say ‘yes’ all the time. Yes, ALL THE TIME.

On the other hand, average and unsuccessful people say ‘no’. They say ‘no’ to anything too frightening, too challenging, or too expensive.

You see, when you say ‘no’, you shut your doors to not just problems, but opportunities as well. You subconsciously tell your mind that it is more important to be safe than to prosper. However, when you say ‘yes’, you invite opportunities in. Yes, sometimes, problems will come knocking on your door as well but that’s fine. After all, successful people see problems differently from average people. To successfully people, problems are money. And the bigger the problems, the more money there is to be gained.

If you want to become successful, start to learn how to say ‘yes’ all the time. Even if there are really times where you have to say ‘no’, don’t just relent to the situation. Consider if there are any possibilities of saying ‘yes’. And even after doing so, you still decide that you still have to say ‘no’, then instead of saying ‘no’, say ‘yes’ to saying ‘no’.

Successful people are just a little defiant in that sense.

Squid Game

The currently trending Squid Game is already the most watched show in Netflix history.

But do you know that its creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, actually came up with the idea in 2008? Squid Game’s script itself was rejected for 10 years. He was living with his mother and grandmother. And he had to sell his laptop for $675 for survival. Personally, this resonated with me as I had to sell my stuff some years back in similar fashion.

You see, Squid Game is unique. It’s crazy. And crazy ideas take a while for people to appreciate. Just like when Phil Knight started selling shoes, he had a crazy idea too. He was told that the world doesn’t need another pair of running shoes. And it is his through his perseverance, today we have Nike.

And we’ve seen so many examples of how people managed to become something from nothing through hardwork and determination. Walt Disney, The Beatles, Sylvester Stallone, Colonel Sanders, Thomas Edison, Psy, Madonna, and President Lincoln.

Sometimes success come quickly. Sometimes it doesn’t. In the case of Hwang Dong-Hyuk, it took him more than 10 years to taste the sweetness of success.

As for you, it is time to start working. Acknowledge your crazy idea. Better to be late than never. Action is more important than perfection. And remember, regardless of what others say, writing a bad book will always be better than writing no book.