Rich Dad Poor Dad For Teens – Work to Learn, Not to Earn

Rich Dad Poor Dad For Teens is a book especially written for teens who want to learn to speak the language of money and money secrets. It is written by Robert T. Kiyosaki with co-writer Sharon L. Lechter. Robert Kiyosaki found a mentor at an early age (his rich father) who taught him about money and investing. He was the father of his friend Mike. Robert Kiyosaki was so successful that he was able to retire at forty.

In this book, Robert Kiyosaki tells his story of how he and Mike learned about money at a young age through simple games and fun pictures. One of the lessons they were taught was ‘Work to earn, not to learn’. By working, you can learn many things, and this is a much faster way to learn than sitting in a classroom. Therefore, Rich Dad insisted on teaching children what he knows in a ‘working’ way. And while you work, you can see new opportunities. Rich Dad offered the two boys a job at one of his businesses, a convenience store, for ten cents an hour and said he would teach them. The two accepted the job and worked. After a while they were very angry (because Rich Dad didn’t say anything to them at work) and Robert went to visit Mike’s dad.

He had to wait a long time, but after Rich Dad waved him in, Rich Dad told him that teaching doesn’t always mean talking. Life teaches you in a very different way. It pushes you, and each push means: wake up and learn. When life is pushing you, then push back. It’s not always the right thing to do, but most of the time it is. Don’t let fear and other emotions make the decisions for you. For example, when you say your grade is low because your teacher doesn’t like you, your fear is probably that you’re destined to fail, or something. But don’t let your fear make you think that people are against you, do something that can change the situation, like talk to your teacher. So school teaches you in a classroom style, speaking and lecturing, but that is not the way life teaches you. As you work (to learn), think about what life might be teaching you. Robert came to the conclusion that money had too much control over him, but he wanted control over money instead.

I hope this helps you in your life. Have fun learning!

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