The Book That Most Changed My Views About Money
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
– Dr. Seuss,I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
I am not a fan of reading books and studying languages. Until one fine day, I met my eyes on this very book that caught my attention.
Before revealing the book that most changed my life, I would like to tell you a little more about myself. Since young, I am excited to save money. The act of saving small amounts would grow into a large amount over time. I always set aside the loose change that I received from buying something from the convenience shop.
As you can see, I have developed the habit of saving. The topic I would be most interested in is money. (Who else wouldn’t, right?)
At an early age, I was more interested in the concept of money. Such example could be how money came about, the real value of money, inflation, etc.
Back then, I felt that the concepts were difficult to digest. It wasn’t until I chanced upon this book.
The book is titled “Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.”
It brought me two different perspectives of a rich dad and a poor dad. Both dads do things differently and have different mindset towards money.
After learning the knowledge that it has brought forth, I immediately applied it to my everyday life.
Each time I’m faced with a situation, I try to recall the lessons taught by Robert. It’s as if he was speaking to me through the book. It was few hundred pages long – I never lost focus or interest in it.
It kept me awake at night. I must say that his book magnified my knowledge and broaden my narrow mind.
I think the one thing I could take away from reading the book is that saver are losers. Why is that so? It’s because, over time, the value of money depreciates. It’s due to the government printing money and inflation happening.
So what it teaches me is that don’t save money for the sake of saving money. Save money to invest.
After knowing this concept, I tried to read up more about the stock market and precious metal.
I increased my financial literacy drastically. I’m not wealthy yet, but I’m building towards the asset column slowly.
I would suggest searching for books that can teach you life lessons. You could start with something along with your interest. After which, you can continue reading other types of books.
For example, if you like sales, find a sales book from great authors. It would motivate you to read that first chapter. Then next chapter and to the next chapter. End of the day, you finished a book.
Also, you would have gained a new perspective and knowledge about sales. Congratulations!
The following wise step to take is to apply it in your business.
It all starts with a desire to read and learn.
What book(s) have drawn your attention? What kept you awake at night reading that book? Please share with me in the comment below.