If you haven’t heard of Robert Kiyosaki, he’s the guy behind ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad‘ – the multimillion dollar financial self help brand.
He recently lost a court battle to pay royalties to one of his partners in just one of his companies. He was successfully sued for $24m!
He decided to put that company into bankruptcy rather than pay it.
He still has an estimated personal worth of approx. $80m!
Now I’m not going to cast judgement, I don’t know all the facts, but I can take 2 lessons from this story…
#1 Create multiple streams of income
#2 Be honourable and act with integrity
Number one is probably the best bit of financial advice I learned many years ago. Having all your eggs in one basket leaves you vulnerable to changing circumstances. So find ways to create other income as soon as possible!
Number two, if you do make agreements – honour them – ALWAYS! Our reputation is arguably our most valuable intangible asset – protect it with integrity.
My most recent teacher Soul, author of ‘Pay Me What I’ Am Worth’, defines integrity beautifully as simply ‘Doing what you say you are going to do.‘
PS: To get a copy of Soul’s brilliant book CLICK HERE
Join my team over the next few months and learn how to grow your confidence and that of others.
As some of you may know I have just completed the 1st part (12 weeks) of the online ‘Confidence Reality Series‘ Program.
I was already pretty confident, but I wanted to find out ‘why’ – so I could ramp it up whenever I wanted or needed. What I actually discovered was a whole matrix of influences that effect our confidence levels, AND, we have multiple levels of confidence. We can be confident at work but not in relationships. We might be assertive with our kids but not with a car salesman etc.
I learned a lot about myself and others during this last 3 months and it’s been a real eye opener on many occasions.
I have been invited to co-create a Confidence Team with Soul the author of the book ‘Pay Me What I Am Worth‘, and host of the radio show. The Team will meet via Skype a set number of times per month to work through the various exercises in the book. I’ll also be applying my own teachings regarding mindset, gaining clarity, making decisions etc. into the mix.
There’s a limited number of places so please, if you wish to improve your own confidence or simply learn where it comes from and what can make it disappear, OR if you want to help others with these issues – let me know asap.
Up until this coming Friday there is a special offer available so let me know if you are interested and I’ll give you the full details.
For now, to learn more, visit my own Team page here
PS: To listen to the shows in the series go here and scroll down to the ‘On Demand Shows‘ panel.
And before you start thinking about finding their diary I was kind of
aiming at finding out experiencially or conversationally. Use your
imagination. We’re rarely closer to someone than when we are in deep
intimate conversation with them. Having an honest and open discussion
about personal issues deepens understanding and tightens the bonds
bewteen us. This should be practised regularly, maybe you do. If you
don’t, now’s the time to get into the habit. Sometimes these
conversations can be a bit uncomfortable but they are always an
opportunity to improve your relationships.
What better day to do that than today?
The above is an excerpt from my book and coincidentally this week’s Confidence Reality Series Show #6 was all about this very subject. What I didn’t realise when I wrote this page was how deepening our relationships with people actually has a positive effect on our confidence. So, spend some time this holiday asking some real questions of those you spend time with. Some of the questions on the show were really insightful including:
Anna’s – How do you appreciate yourself?
Jase’ – Have you ever been broken?
Monica’s – What’s your passion?
Elaine’s – What are you reading at the moment?
And mine – What’s your ‘pick me up’ thought when you are down?
To listen to replays of the shows click here
PS: To buy a copy (or several copies for work colleagues!) and still qualify for enrolment into my 90 day ‘Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life‘ program at no cost (offer ends xmas ’12), click here
PPS: Special discount for multiple purchases available – email me direct for details: email@example.com