I couldn't believe my ears when I heard those words. And then these words "paycheck is a loser mentality". Didn't he know I received a paycheck since I was 15 years old? That I went to college for over 7 years to get a fat paycheck? It didn't matter. Paycheck is the traditional, industrial way of thinking. I know that now. So, thank you, Robert Kiyosaki for this honest look into why I wasn't getting wealthy.
I was trading my time for a paycheck. Wealth isn't created by a paycheck, it creates a living. As much as I was living a decent lifestyle, I was sacrificing a lot. I sacrificed my ethics as I felt trapped not to be able to speak up about what unethical behaviors were happening at the C-level of my Corporate job. I sacrificed time with my friends and family as I flew around the country. I sacrificed security - yes, security.
I'm a Leo and we are naturally loyal. I learned there was no longer security with any job, no matter the length of time or service you gave that company, you gave parts of your life to. I sacrificed working with people I didn't trust, like, or respect.
Am I grateful? Yes. There were a lot of perks - the American Express card, the points/rewards for travel, the many delicious meals, friends I gained, expertise and skills that improved, and a few mentors along the way. But in the end, when it comes to wealth and financial security, that's just not true working for someone else.
So I said yes, told the world, and I'm figuring it out. For the past two years, I've lived a life I didn't know could exist. I wake up when I want to, talk/work/engage with people that I want to, and I'm on a path to create wealth. Wealth that will go beyond buying a new car or house, or paying off my families mortgages, but wealth that will make a massive improvement in this world.
Thank you for all those paychecks. Thank you for the wealth that is coming my way, that I can share with so many more people than my paychecks could.