Rich Dad Poor Dad – Is It Worth the Read?

I will now be writing book reviews on the success and finance books that I read and I will be giving them my honest opinion, the good and the not so good.  I read books or listen to audiobooks often, and you should too.  One thing that almost all wealthy people have in common is they read 50 to 100 books per year.  Although they will mix the books up between fiction and non-fiction, most of their books are non-fiction success books.

Rich Dad Poor Dad  by Robert Kiyosaki is one of the first success books I read when I started out in my first Network Marketing company and it opened my eyes and forever changed the way I look at money.

The Best Book for Beginner Entrepreneurs

Whenever anyone is starting out in the world of Entrepreneurship, whether that me their own brick and mortar business, network marketing, affiliate marketing, e-commerce, or buying a franchise, I always recommend that one of the first steps they take is to buy Rich Dad Poor Dad and read it all the way through fairly slowly.  This is one of those books that will change the way you think about money forever, so take youre time going through it so you can absorb as much as possible.

This book starts you building the foundation of financial intelligence that you can build upon with additional success books and with the experiences you will go through as your are building your business and working toward financial freedom.

Great Writing Style – Easy to Follow

Robert writes everything in a way where it is easy to follow and easy to understand.  There is no author out there who can make any concept so simple like Robert Kiyosaki does in all of this books including Rich Dad Poor Dad.  This book is written with stories, mostly about Robert’s life as a young boy and a teenager when we had what he considered to be two dads.

One dad, who was is own father, he referred to as his Poor Dad, and then is best friend’s father, who he referred to as his Rich Dad.  Both Dads started out poor, his own father, his poor dad worked his way up in the education arena in the state of Hawaii and made pretty decent money, his friend’s father, his rich dad built businesses and bought real estate investments. In the end his poor dad ended up broke and his rich dad ended up being one of the richest men in Hawaii.

He takes the lessons he learned from his rich dad and his poor dad and tells about his in this book.  These lessons apply to you and I.

Not an Instructional Book

Rich Dad Poor Dad is not a book of step by step instructions on how to get rich.  None of Robert Kiyosaki’s books are instructional.  Most of them work to change your mindset about money and finances.  Some people look at this as a con instead of a pro.  I see it as a pro.  Mindset plays a huge part in whether you’re successful or not in the entrepreneurial world.

If you have a poor person’s mindset, you need to change your mindset to that of a rich person’s mindset and Robert Kiyosaki does this through his books including Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Robert Kiyosaki does not believe in giving step by step instructions on how to get rich.  He sees them as useless unless someone has changed their mindset first.  In other words, if you have a poor person’s mindset, following any step by step instructions to become rich will ultimately lead to failure, unless first that person’s mindset has been transformed to that of a rich person.

The Verdict

I honestly do not have any negative opinions of Rich Dad Poor Dad.  Robert Kiyosaki is in my opinion one of the best authors in the world. I have read and listened to many success books out there, and nobody comes even close to Robert Kiyosaki when it comes to readability, attention grabbing, and motivating.

I get that most success minded individuals out there have already read Rich Dad Poor Dad, but if you haven’t read it yet, it should be the next book you read.  Whatever you may have heard about the book, good or bad, still read the book anyway and come up with your own opinion on the book.

Robert Kiyosaki writes several good books, but Rich Dad Poor Dad should be the first book to read of his, because like I said above, it builds the foundation of financial intelligence.  The second book by Robert Kiyosaki that you must read is Cashflow Quadrant.  All other books written by Robert Kiyosaki build upon these two foundational books.

The third book I recommend reading is one that is in your business industry.  If you are into Network Marketing, I recommend reading The Business School for People who Like Helping People.  If you are into Real Estate investing, I recommend reading one of his few Real Estate investing books.



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