Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Here is the life-changing take-away:
work for someone else, you:
work for yourself, you:
I ain’t the brightest bulb in the box, but I get this. It took a lifetime, and a great book, but I get it now.
Of course, not knowing this most basic of economic structure is very embarrassing.
My Dad had two side businesses. My Grandfather had one too. My wife’s Grammy ran a one-room grocery store for 45 years.
What did they teach me?
How is that possible?
There is no good or decent answer, except to say,
“That’s just the way it was back then.”
What a shame. But it is what it is. No bitterness. Lost opportunity to be sure. But no bitterness.
Now, only hope, determination and of course, indomitable will. Like the early pioneers.
Seth Godin announced his November Top Book picks. Click
Most people, like I was three months ago, are clueless who Seth Godin is.
If you are serious about your career, and committed to becoming better at your leadership performance, and especially your leadership thinking, you
better should become familiar with Seth Godin.
I first read Purple Cow (about being remarkable) and now Tribes (about, well, stay tuned).
Seth Godin is also on You Tube and you can start to see how refreshingly different, and amazingly brilliant, his thinking is.
But wait. I almost forgot. Most humans (like 90%) are not proactively seeking change. Leaders say they embrace change, but how often do you see leaders transforming themselves and others?
Are you serious about becoming better at what you do?
I’m guessing that most people will answer,
Gonna call your bluff. Most people, and perhaps you’re the exception, just don’t have it in them to do the hard work .
They have the
dream, the desire, the will, but something is missing.
The demands on our time are literally all-consuming. This simple fact makes it hard to stay focused.
When we lack excellent focus, our results are less than our expectations. When this happens, we begin to doubt ourselves. How do I know? Because I’m just like every body else. Just like you.
The one difference I’ve found that most others haven’t? Tomorrow. I’ll share it tomorrow.
Purple Cow, Unleashing The Idea Virus, Permission Marketing, The Free Prize Inside, Tribes, The Dip, Survival Is Not Enough, All Marketers Are Liars, The Big Red Fez, Small Is The New Big, The Big Moo, Meatball Sundae – Seth Godin has written, marketed and sold some of the best books and ebooks, since 1999.
Seth Godin’s book,
Purple Cow, is about how to be remarkable. If you’ve ever flown before, you know what a flight attendant does.
Or do you:
OK, I’ve seen a ton of flight attendants. There are the traditional items that must be covered.
But how there are covered has yet to be defined, or may never be defined. This Southwest Airlines Flight attendant is
Bottom line: in a highly competitive world, playing it safe is risky.