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Robert Kiyosaki’s Top 5 Rules for Success

Robert Kiyosaki is best known as the author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad‘ – the #1 personal finance book of all time that’s challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money.

Rich Dad titles hold four of the top ten spots on Nielsen Bookscan List’s Life-to-Date Sales from 2001-2008 alone, and Robert has been featured regularly on Larry King Live, Oprah and countless other shows and publications.

So here are some of the fundamental rules for success by Robert Kiyosaki himself!

1. Experience makes you smarter.
“Every time I did an investment, whether real estate or business, I got smarter.” – Robert Kiyosaki
The more you experience, the smarter you become. Life is one big lesson of ups and downs that not even a psychic could predict.
Take everything that comes your way, good or bad, as a learning curve – any current failure can prepare you for future success! Life is what you make it…

 2. The more you give, the more you receive.
“When someone I meet doesn’t have any money it just means they’re not giving something.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Just like the sayings you reap what you sow or you get what you give, what Robert says is also true, even if the results aren’t immediate. The effort you put in WILL, sooner or later, have a good ROI (Return on Investment).
If not, you need to reevaluate your strategy and ask yourself if the thing you’re investing in is worth your time and energy… (This goes for relationships as well!)

3. Change the way you think.
“I used my bill collectors as inspiration to work harder” – Robert Kiyosaki
Perspective is a big key to success. How you perceive your situation will help you either rise and overcome it, or wallow in despair.
Choosing to make the best of a worst-case scenario helps you handle life, as unexpected change is practically guaranteed.

4. Focus.
“Focus means: Follow One Course Until Successful.”- Robert Kiyosaki
Before you diversify into new ventures, make sure you are at least proficient in at what you’re doing now. It’s better to be a master of one thing and than to be mediocre in many.
Once you achieve mastery, you can replicate this formula for success over and over again.

5. Hard times bring new opportunities.
“Depression is the best time to make money.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Hard times really reveal people’s true colours. The pressure can either make you or break you – so find a way to make it work for you!
Learn to dance in the rain, there’s always a positive to every negative!