Robert Kiyosaki is a world-renowned business and personal success coach, and one of my favourite teachers. The very first personal development program I ever attended was with Robert – it was challenging, confronting and inspirational to say the least. Since then, I have participated in many more of his programs and read all of his bestseller books.
Kiyosaki’s face-to-face programs were always delivered via ‘Accelerated Learning’ techniques, which included lots of color, music and experiential games. Key principles were written in colour on flip chart paper, then pinned up around the walls as the sessions progressed. There were a few ‘flipcharts’ which had a profound effect on me at that first workshop, and which have guided my life since.
FOR THINGS TO CHANGE – FIRST I MUST CHANGE
After the workshop, I put this on my wall and since then have tried to make this my first thought whenever things are not going to plan!
It ties in very nicely with the Responsibility flip chart, which is the next one below.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY – DON’T LAY BLAME OR JUSTIFY
This is about being committed to the practice of personal responsibility and making it a lifelong activity. I try to remember how freedom is impossible without it. It is easy to assume responsibility when things are going well, but the test is to practice responsibility when the going is tough!
” When people are lame, they love to blame”.………Robert Kiyosaki
And this great formula : COURAGE = COMMITMENT + DOUBT + ACTION
Robert Kiyosaki believes if you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. “Then, you die a boring old man”
“Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you”.………Robert Kiyosaki
Robert says: “I find so many people struggling, often working harder, simply because they cling to old ideas. They want things to be the way they were; they resist change. I know people who are losing their jobs or their houses, and they blame technology or the economy or their boss. Sadly they fail to realize that they might be the problem. Old ideas are their biggest liability. It is a liability simply because they fail to realize that while that idea or way of doing something was an asset yesterday, yesterday is gone.”
Cashflow 101 Board Game
Some years back, Robert and his wife Kim devised a board game called “Cashflow 101″ which teaches how to get out of the Rat Race (working hard for someone else) and onto the Fast Track where your money works for you.
The game practices real world investing with play money, teaching accounting, finance, and investing at the same time. We bought the game to share amongst our family, and have been playing it on and off ever since. Our young grandchildren ages 9 to 15 took to it like a duck to water and will hopefully avoid “the rat race” when they finish school!
The video below from Robert Kiyosaki explains: