Monday, April 1, 2013

Robert Kiyosaki Quotes On Business

1. Since the banks can print money, why can't you?  

2. It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!

3. Be optimistic as well as brutally honest with yourself.

4. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.

5. In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.

6. In spite of rising unemployment and the loss of traditionally safe jobs, like a monkey clinging to his fruits and nuts, people are returning back to school to train for a new job, higher pay, benefits and a good pension plan. 

7. That's correct, I flunked out of high school twice because I couldn't write.

8. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.

9. Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.

10. You're only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You've done something.

11. If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.

12. Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.

13. Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. For example you cannot have two cars in a one-car garage. The same is true with thoughts and ideas.

14. If you're the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you're that kind of person, you'll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.

15. A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

16. The love of money is the root of all evil. The lack of money is the root of all evil.

17. Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them.

18. Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. The word "emotion" stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.

19. We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.

20. I have a problem with too much money. I can't reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.

21. Confidence comes from discipline and training.

22. A game is like a mirror that allows you to look at yourself.

23. Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing.

23. If you're working for a good company and you're happy there, and you're being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.

24. When people are lame, they love to blame.

25. Tax laws...these are not inadvertent loopholes in the law we are talking about. They are intentional benefits for business owners and investors. 

26. When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.

27. Stop blaming me, thinking I'm the problem. If you think I'm the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change themselves. Let me tell you, it's easier to change yourself than everyone else.

28. Quitting is the easiest thing to do.

29. I was facing the nightmare that keeps most investors out of real estate: property management and negative cash flow.

30. It is said that the fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death for most people. According to psychiatrists, the fear of public speaking is caused by the fear of ostracism, the fear of standing out, the fear of criticism, the fear of ridicule, the fear of being an outcast. The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.

31. So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.

32. FOCUS - Follow One Course Until Successful.

33. Value is always based on the net cash flow.

34. You have to be smart. The easy days are over.

35. I am concerned that too many people are focused too much on money and not on their greatest wealth, which is their education. If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer through the changes. If they think money will solve the problems, I am afraid those people will have a rough ride. Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.

36. Today, there are more mutual-fund companies than there are publicly traded companies.

37. In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy.

38. As a young kid, I really wanted to be rich.

39. Money is just an idea.

40. Betting your future on the ups and downs of any market is risky, very risky. 

41. Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won't quit.

42. When I started my last business, I didn't receive a paycheck for 13 months. The average person can't handle that pressure.

43. Sales equals income. If you want more income, learn to sell. 

44. Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

45. I would say raising capital is one of the weakest things for most entrepreneurs.

46. I still consider myself a little, fat kid from Hawaii.

47. I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn't my environment.

48. If I lost my job, I'd get a job at McDonald's.

49. If you can ask a young man to give his life for his country, you can lead people.

50. I mean, Hawaii is beautiful, but the world is full of beautiful places.

51. I've actually taken companies public, I've actually busted companies, I've actually gone broke.

52. The rich focus on the asset column. They know if they focus on assets first, expenses and liabilities will be handled.

53. Five things happen to people who do not invest, or who invest poorly: 1) They work hard all their lives 2) They worry about money all their lives 3) They depend on others, such as family, a company pension, or the government to take care of them 4) The boundaries of their lives are defined by money 5) They will not know what true freedom is.

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