I was on the phone with Robert Kiyosaki!
Yes, it’s true, I was on the phone with our financial idol, Robert Kiyosaki! (our dog is named Kiyo, if that gives you any idea how significant Robert’s teachings have been to us!) OK, I suppose you want to know how it happened. Here it is. Myself and 3,000 other network marketers for our primary business were on the phone as Robert and his wife Kim were the guest speakers on one of our team conference call Sunday night. Did I care that I had to share his wisdom and the sound of his live voice with 3,000 other people? No way! I was so happy that so many of us could have such a fantastic experience, receiving personal guidance from the financial master.
And guess what else was even better! Robert (yes, I feel I can call him by his first name now since he spoke to me on the phone!) was specifically endorsing our primary business! We feel so honored and privileged to have chosen one of the very few, if any, network marketing businesses that is endorsed by the man who gave us the courage and sound financial principles to change our lives through network marketing. We couldn’t be happier or feel more confident in our decision!
Ok, now let’s get into the specifics of what Robert and Kim Kiyosaki said during this awesome phone call.
Much of what he said came from his latest book The Business of the 21st Century, written specifically for the network marketing industry. (I have a copy on its way!)
“Politicians work for big corporations and the rich, not for the people” Robert said this was true since the big corporations and the rich can make huge political contributions that we, the people just can’t. Through Robert, I learned that the Supreme Court has overturned a bill that was pushed forward by John McCain that limited the amount of political contributions that can be accepted by politicians. The Supreme Court determined that corporations and individuals can not be limited in the dollar amount that they choose to contribute to politicians. As we all know, politicians listen to money more than anything else. That leaves us out in the cold and fully responsible for our own financial future.
The things we are fighting, per Robert, are:
• The economy will get worse
• The current 10% unemployment rate is likely to increase
• Taxes to go higher
• Inflation to increase
In regards to inflation, Robert said “$250,000 a year won’t get you ahead in 10 years!” Isn’t that incredibly sad!
Robert, as usual, offered the solution to these problems. “Work not as an individual, but create your own network. Build your own network so your income is not limited.” In my opinion, you’ll get absolutely no where if you continue to rely only on your own limited efforts. We can all be successful if we work together toward a common goal.
In regards to sharing your opportunity with your family and friends, Robert also talked about the fact that even some of his family members are still stuck in the employee mindset. He said that when he returns to Hawaii to see his family, he has family members who still ask him if he’s found a job yet, and they feel sorry for him when he says “no”. (What planet do they live on?) For those of us who have received the same reactions from our own family and friends, you can feel that you are in excellent company now. Robert says if your family and friends are in the employee quadrant (from his Cashflow Quadrant book), you will have a rough time changing them. Another quote from Robert: “If your friends don’t understand why you’re doing what you’re doing, then you need new friends.” This topic and this quote specifically have empowered me to move beyond the rejections from my family and friends and I hope it helps you in the same way!
The last thing that Robert discussed that I’ll include in this post here was in regards to spouses working together to mind their own business. First off, why mind your own business? As Robert and his Rich Dad explained in Rich Dad Poor Dad, in addition to your profession/job, you must create and mind your own business to invest in assets to become financially independent. As Robert indicated in the call, a network marketing business is a great way to make money that you’ll then invest in assets within your business. Now back to spouses working together. As Robert mentioned how important it is to have the full support of your spouse and gave huge credit to his wife Kim, as she came on the phone. Her big point was to highlight how she and Robert grew personally together in such a phenomenal way as they have worked closely together now for so many years. She couldn’t say enough about the increased success you can generate when you work together! I look forward to reading this chapter of The Business of the 21st Century that Kim wrote.
OK, there was more valuable information that Robert relayed in this phone call, but I’ll save some for the next post. For those of you who are huge Robert Kiyosaki fans, like Dave and I, I’m sorry you couldn’t be on the call. My offerings here in this post can’t compare to hearing him in person, but I hope, by reading this post, you’ve received some of the benefit I received. I’ll gladly respond to any questions you may have. Please leave your questions and comments below.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever come off the high I’m on after hearing Robert Kiyosaki speak to me and confirm that we are on the right path!! Thanks so much to my business partners, Sara and Bruce who clued me into the call on Sunday night! I’m so grateful!!