I just finished reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. It’s been awhile since I last read it.
It reminded me of how I use to think small. I use to think like a poor person. With time, I began changing the pre-determined pattern of behavior; embedded in me from birth. I began adopting new ideas like putting off gratification, staying out of debt, and investing in myself. The complete opposite of what I had been taught… Which was, work hard, buy what I want on credit, and never invest. Investing is risky.
Going against the grain is hard. When your friends and family aren’t on the same wavelength as you, it’s much easier to veer off track and go back to old habits. Habits like thinking like a poor person. How do you know if you’re thinking like a poor person?… You often say things like, “I can’t afford that.” Rich people ask, “how can I afford that?” Then take action everyday moving closer to their goals.
Use your imagination. Have you read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill? There’s a reason why it’s not called “Work and grow rich.” You need to think outside the box to become rich.
You don’t have to be rich to think like the rich. Being financially free is a mindset obtained well before ever having wealth. Saying “I can’t afford it” promotes laziness because it stops your brain from working toward finding solutions. You see, the answers are inside of you. You just need to trust yourself.
The best advice I ever heard was; “follow your own advice.” It’s true. No one knows me better than me. “But how do I know when to listen?” Practice… In order to trust your own advice you need to get know yourself very intimately. If you don’t really trust yourself, it’s time for some introspection. Time to quiet the mind, find out who you are, and what you want in life. Write it down. Don’t think you can figure everything out in your head. Work it out on paper.
By writing down your problems, it forces you to look within yourself for the best possible solution. Most of the time, the best solution is the most difficult one to accomplish. If it’s challenging; that’s a sign that you’re doing the right thing. If it’s too easy, you might want to reevaluate your solution plan. It’s time to think differently. Think bigger, but always maintain focus. Focus on who you are, who you want to become, and the practical, day-to-day tasks; necessary to reach your goals.
I Keep getting emails from new readers asking where they should start? “Should I start with drop-shipping?” Should I start with private labeling?” The answer is… Start by looking within yourself. Figure out what you want out of life. The answers are different for all of us, only you can figure out where to start. Here’s hint… There’s no wrong answer. You only fail when you quit.
I’m only here to help you along on your journey. I’m here to teach you what I know about selling on Amazon. Sometimes, I might share some tidbits about life and love and the pursuit of happiness; but mostly, I’ll stick to talking about Amazon.
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Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill