The book Rich Dad Poor Dad changed the financial path of my entire life and a day never goes by without me using something I’ve learned from it. When the book Rich Dad Poor Dad comes up in conversation, it almost always invokes a strong emotion. People who understand what the book was intended for will defend it to the death. People who do not understand the book will passionately try to discredit it in one of two ways:
- Critics say the book does not actually teach you anything specific.
- Critics also question the validity of the story and claim that is fabricated.
My response to both of these criticisms is: who cares?
Reading Rich Dad Poor Dad will not make you rich. It will not teach you how to invest in Real Estate or how to make more money.
What Rich Dad Poor Dad WILL DO is, expose you to a new way of thinking about money. Learning about simple, yet often never taught money concepts through the story that Kiyosaki weaves is priceless. You learn critical financial concepts in Rich Dad Poor Dad from the story that he tells, not through definitions and complex financial equations.
These financial concepts are something that you will never learn, unless a successful entrepreneur in your life teaches it to you directly. Let’s face it; most of us don’t have millionaire entrepreneurs on our contact lists to teach us financial education.
For me, what I have learned from the book has changed my entire life. As a guy who was raised by a Middle American family, with no exposure to “scary and risky” real estate investing, Rich Dad Poor Dad influenced me to do just that.
After winning $500,000 and having no clue what to do with it besides the traditional “put it in the stock market,” the decisions I’ve made as a result of reading Rich Dad Poor Dadhave afforded me more financial freedom than I could have ever imagined.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is like a gateway drug to unleashing you to strive for financial freedom. In 2008 during the scariest financial crisis of our lifetime, where everyone was panicking, with zero prior real estate investing experience, I made my first investment a monthafter reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. Since that first move, I have been hooked ever since and my only regret is that I wish I had read the book earlier in my life.