101 Famous "Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes" by Robert Kiyosaki

I would love to share with you today; 101 Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki that will transform the way you think about wealth creation in your life.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes
Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes
1. “In school, we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” – Robert Kiyosaki

2. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

3. “You’re only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You’ve done something.” – Robert Kiyosaki

4. “If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.” - Robert Kiyosaki

5. “I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki

6. “The love of money is the root of all evil."

The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Robert Kiyosaki

7. “Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. The word 'emotion' stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.” – Robert Kiyosaki

8. “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.” – Robert Kiyosaki

9. “If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don't blame other people for your problems.” – Robert Kiyosaki

10. “Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won't quit.” – Robert Kiyosaki, “Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes”

11. “I am concerned that too many people are focused too much on money and not on their greatest wealth, which is their education. If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer through the changes. If they think money will solve the problems, I am afraid those people will have a rough ride. Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.” – Robert Kiyosaki

12. “As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn't, but it wasn't hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard. ” – Robert Kiyosaki

13. “Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.” – Robert Kiyosaki

14. “In the real world outside of academics, something more than just grades is required. I have heard it called "guts," "chutzpah," "balls," "audacity," "bravado," "cunning," "daring," "tenacity" and "brilliance." This factor, whatever it is labeled, ultimately decides one's future much more than school grades.” - Robert Kiyosaki

15. “There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal.” – Robert Kiyosaki

16. “Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.” – Robert Kiyosaki

17. “Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions.” – Robert Kiyosaki

18. “Just know that it’s fear that keeps most people working at a job. The fear of not paying their bills. The fear of being fired. The fear of not having enough money. the fear of starting over.
That’s the price of studying to learn a profession or trade, and then working for money. Most people become a slave to money… and then get angry at their boss.” – Robert Kiyosaki

19. “Stop blaming me, thinking I'm the problem. If you think I'm the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change themselves. Let me tell you, it's easier to change yourself than everyone else.” – Robert Kiyosaki

20. “Sight is what you see with your eyes, Vision is what you see with your mind. – Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

21. If fear is too strong, the genius is suppressed. – Robert Kiyosaki

22. The richest people in the world build networks, everyone else is trained to look for work. – Robert Kiyosaki

23. “We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet, the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much the lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence.” – Robert Kiyosaki

24. “They get up every day and go work for money, not taking the time to ask the question, ‘Is there another way?” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Rule #1: You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is rule number one. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability. Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets, said rich dad.” – Robert Kiyosaki

26. “People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

27. “An intelligent person hires people who are more intelligent than he is.” – Robert Kiyosaki

28. “We only memorize historical dates and names, not the lesson.” – Robert Kiyosaki

29. “It is not much different from a person who goes to the gym to exercise on a regular basis versus someone who sits on the couch watching television. Proper physical exercise increases your chances of health, and proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth. Laziness decreases both health and wealth.” - Robert Kiyosaki

30. “The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.” – Robert Kiyosaki, “Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes”

31. “Today, wealth is in information. And the person who has the most timely information owns the wealth.” – Robert Kiyosaki

32. “There is always a risk, so learn to manage risk instead of avoiding it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

33. “Accounting is possibly the most confusing, boring subject in the world, but if you want to be rich long-term, it could be the most important subject.” – Robert Kiyosaki

34. “In today’s fast-changing world, it’s not so much what you know anymore that counts, because often what you know is old. It is how fast you learn.” – Robert Kiyosaki

35. “I recommend to young people to seek work for what they will learn, more than what they will earn. Look down the road at what skills they want to acquire before choosing a specific profession and before getting trapped in the Rat Race.” – Robert Kiyosaki

36. “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth seemingly instantaneously. An untrained mind can also create extreme poverty that can crush a family for generations.” – Robert Kiyosaki

37. “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. But have fun. Most people never win because they’re more afraid of losing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

38. “How can I afford it?” opened up the brain and forced it to think and search for answers.” – Robert Kiyosaki

39. “Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind. Most people never get wealthy simply because they are not trained financially to recognize opportunities right in front of them.” – Robert Kiyosaki

40. “Most of the time, life does not talk to you. It just sort of pushes you around.” – Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

41. “It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.” – Robert Kiyosaki

42. “An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket.” – Robert Kiyosaki

43. “Life is sometimes tough when you do not fit the standard profile.” – Robert Kiyosaki

44. “Know a little about a lot.” – Robert Kiyosaki

45. “Balanced people go nowhere. They stay in one spot.” – Robert Kiyosaki

46. “Most people have a price. And they have a price because of human emotions named fear and greed. First, the fear of being without money motivates us to work hard, and then once we get that paycheck, greed or desire starts us thinking about all the wonderful things money can buy. A pattern is then set: get up, go to work, pay bills, get up, go to work, pay bills... Their lives are then run forever by two emotions, fear and greed. Offer them more money, and they continue the cycle by also increasing their spending. This is what I call the Rat Race.” – Robert Kiyosaki

47. “Wealth is a person’s ability to survive so many number of days forward — or, if I stopped working today, how long could I survive?” – Robert Kiyosaki

48. “Life is much like going to the gym. The most painful part is deciding to go. Once you get past that, it’s easy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

49. “I think I have made my message clear. It’s what is in your head that determines what is in your hands.” – Robert Kiyosaki

50. “Rule One. You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets.” – Robert Kiyosaki, “Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes”

51. “More money will often not solve the problem. In fact, it may compound the problem. Money often makes obvious our tragic human flaws, putting a spotlight on what we don’t know. That is why, all too often, a person who comes into a sudden windfall of cash—let’s say an inheritance, a pay raise, or lottery winnings—soon return to the same financial mess, if not worse, than the mess they were in before.” – Robert Kiyosaki

52. “But that is not how life teaches you, and I would say that life is the best teacher of all. Most of the time, life does not talk to you. It just sort of pushes you around. Each push is life saying, ‘Wake up. There’s something I want you to learn.” – Robert Kiyosaki

53. “Busy people are often the most lazy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

54. “Being able to know when to make quick decisions is an important skill.” – Robert Kiyosaki

55. “I talk about freedom from the Rat Race, and they focus on toilets. That is the thought pattern that keeps most people poor. They criticize instead of analyze.” – Robert Kiyosaki

56. “With small companies, my investment strategy is to be out of the stock in a year. My real estate strategy, on the other hand, is to start small and keep trading the properties up for bigger properties and, therefore, delaying paying taxes on the gain. This allows the value to increase dramatically. I generally hold real estate less than seven years.” – Robert Kiyosaki

57. “Leadership is what you need to learn next” – Robert Kiyosaki

58. “Cynics criticize, and winners analyze” – Robert Kiyosaki

59. “A doctor, wanting more money to better provide for his family, raises his fees. By raising his fees, it makes health care more expensive for everyone. It hurts the poor people the most, so they have worse health than those with money. Because the doctors raise their fees, the attorneys raise their fees. Because the attorneys’ fees have gone up, schoolteachers want a raise, which raises our taxes, and on and on and on. Soon there will be such a horrifying gap between the rich and the poor that chaos will break out and another great civilization will collapse. History proves that great civilizations collapse when the gap between the haves and have-nots is too great.” – Robert Kiyosaki

60. “When I ask the classes I teach, “How many of you can cook a better hamburger than McDonald’s?” almost all the students raise their hands. I then ask, “So if most of you can cook a better hamburger, how come McDonald’s makes more money than you?” – Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

61. “Job is an acronym for ‘Just Over Broke.” – Robert Kiyosaki

62. “They spend their lives minding someone else’s business and making that person rich.” – Robert Kiyosaki

63. “Most people never win because they’re more afraid of losing.” – Robert Kiyosaki

64. “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” – Robert Kiyosaki

65. “Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.” – Robert Kiyosaki

66. “Land was wealth 300 years ago. So the person who owned the land owned the wealth. Then, it was factories and production, and America rose to dominance. The industrialist owned the wealth. Today, it is information. And the person who has the most timely information owns the wealth.” – Robert Kiyosaki

67. “One dad recommended, “Study hard so you can find a good company to work for.” The other recommended, “Study hard so you can find a good company to buy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

68. “The briar patch is our fear and greed. Confronting fear, weaknesses, and neediness by choosing our own thoughts is the way out.” – Robert Kiyosaki

69. “Knowledge is power. And with money comes great power that requires the right knowledge to keep it and make it multiply. Without that knowledge, the world pushes you around.” – Robert Kiyosaki

70. “We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” – Robert Kiyosaki, “Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes”

71. “The three most important management skills necessary to start your own business are the management of:
1. Cash flow
2. People
3. Personal time” – Robert Kiyosaki

72. “People who lack internal fortitude often become victims of those who have self-discipline.” – Robert Kiyosaki

73. “A corporation can do many things that an employee cannot, like pay expenses before paying taxes. That is a whole area of expertise that is very exciting. Employees earn and get taxed, and they try to live on what is left. A corporation earns, spends everything it can, and is taxed on anything that is left. It’s one of the biggest legal tax loopholes that the rich use.” – Robert Kiyosaki

74. “Rich people acquire assets. The poor and the middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.” – Robert Kiyosaki

75. “One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle-class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home, not in school. Most of us learn about money from our parents. So what can a poor parent tell their child about money? They simply say "Stay in school and study hard." The child may graduate with excellent grades but with a poor person's financial programming and mindset. It was learned while the child was young.” – Robert Kiyosaki

76. “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.” – Robert Kiyosaki

77. “Study hard so you can find a good company to buy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

78. “I want you to always think of Mrs. Martin. And I want you always to remember that donkey. Never forget that fear and desire can lead you into life’s biggest trap if you’re not aware of them controlling your thinking. To spend your life living in fear, never exploring your dreams, is cruel. To work hard for money, thinking that it will buy you things that will make you happy is also cruel. To wake up in the middle of the night terrified about paying bills is a horrible way to live. To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life. Thinking that a job makes you secure is lying to yourself. That’s cruel, and that’s the trap I want you to avoid. I’ve seen how money runs people’s lives. Don’t let that happen to you. Please don’t let money run your life.” – Robert Kiyosaki

79. “Whenever I feel that people aren’t smiling at me, I simply begin smiling and saying hello. Like magic, the next thing I know I’m surrounded by smiling people. It is true that your world is only a mirror of you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

80. “A job is only a short-term solution to a long-term problem.” – Robert Kiyosaki Quotes

81. “When you need advice, make sure you choose your advisor wisely.” – Robert Kiyosaki

82. “The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear.” – Robert Kiyosaki

83. “Listening is more important than talking. If that were not true, God would not have given us two ears and only one mouth. Too many people think with their mouth instead of listening in order to absorb new ideas and possibilities. They argue instead of asking questions.” – Robert Kiyosaki

84. “Guilt is worse than greed, for guilt robs the body of its soul.” – Robert Kiyosaki

85. “You will see things that other people never see. Most people never see these opportunities because they’re looking for money and security.” – Robert Kiyosaki

86. “So if you want to be rich and maintain your wealth, it’s important to be financially literate, in words as well as numbers.” – Robert Kiyosaki

87. “Financial intelligence is a synergy of accounting, investing, marketing, and law. Combine those four technical skills and making money with money is easier than most people would believe. When it comes to money, the only skill most people know is to work hard.” – Robert Kiyosaki

88. “You only need to be generous with what you have.” – Robert Kiyosaki

89. “All of you were given two great gifts: your mind and your time.” – Robert Kiyosaki

90. “Proper physical exercise increases your chances for health, and proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth.” – Robert Kiyosaki

91. “To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life. Thinking that a job makes you secure is lying to yourself. That’s cruel, and that’s the trap I want you to avoid.” – Robert Kiyosaki

92. “Whenever you find yourself avoiding something you know you should be doing, then the only thing to ask yourself is, “What’s in it for me?” Be a little greedy. It’s the best cure for laziness.” – Robert Kiyosaki

93. “Financial struggle is often directly the result of people working all their lives for someone else.” – Robert Kiyosaki

94. “In school, we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes.” – Robert Kiyosaki

95. “Why not seek to learn more than to earn?” – Robert Kiyosaki

96. “What I know makes me money. What I don’t know loses me money. Every time I have been arrogant, I have lost money. Because when I’m arrogant, I truly believe that what I don’t know is not important.” – Robert Kiyosaki

97. “The ability to sell—to communicate to another human being, be it a customer, employee, boss, spouse, or child—is the base skill of personal success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

98. “Remember, the easy road often becomes hard, and the hard road often becomes easy.” – Robert Kiyosaki

99. “The skills of selling and marketing are difficult for most people, primarily due to their fear of rejection. The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.” – Robert Kiyosaki

100. “Often in the real world, it’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.” – Robert Kiyosaki

101. “If you have read this far, arrogance is not one of your problems. Arrogant people rarely read or listen to experts. Why should they? They are the center of the universe.” – Robert Kiyosaki

These are all the Robert Kiyosaki’s, Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes. If incase I’ve left anything then you can leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to add it in this post. Thanks!

The One Minute Manager - Book Summary | Analysis | Review

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The One Minute Manager Summary: It is a classic management and leadership book by Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson that even after 30 years still has valuable practices to help you become a better manager and leader.
The One Minute Manager - Book Summary | Analysis | Review

The One Minute Manager Review
: It is a fable that teaches three techniques for effective management.

1. One minute goals

2. One minute praisings

3. One minute reprimands

As a manager, learn and use these techniques to create more time to think and to plan more time for work-life balance and give the same to the people you manage, showing them you care about them as people.

The story begins with a young man who is looking for an efficient manager because he wants to work for one and become one himself.

On his search, this young man meets someone who calls himself the one minute manager. He calls himself that because he has managed and coached the people in his company to get significant results in very little time.

The one-minute manager then invites the young man to talk to three of the employees he manages so that the young man can learn the three secrets of a one minute manager.

He first meets Mr. Trenell who introduces one-minute goal setting. In the course of their conversation, the young man learns that one-minute goal-setting works best when you agree on your goals.

1. See what good behavior looks like

2. Write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paper using less than 250 words

3. Read and Re-Read each goal which requires only a minute or so each time you do it

4. Take a minute every once in a while out of your day to look at your performance and see whether or not your behavior matches your goal

Next, the young man meets Mr. Levy who introduces One Minute Praising. There he learned that one-minute praising works best when you tell people up front that you are going to let them know how they are doing.

Praise people immediately, tell people what they did right, be specific, tell people how good you feel about what they did right and how it helps the organization and the other individuals who work there.

Stop for a moment of silence to let them feel, how good you feel. Encourage people to do more of the same and shake hands or touch people in a way that makes it clear that you support their success in the organization.

The young man learns the last secret of the one minute manager when he meets Ms. Brown, who introduces him to the one-minute reprimand.

From her, he learned that the one-minute reprimand works best when you tell people beforehand that you were going to let them know how they are doing and in no uncertain terms.

Reprimand people immediately tell people what they did wrong.

Be specific- Tell people how you feel about what they did wrong and in no uncertain terms.

Stop for few seconds of uncomfortable silence to let them feel how you feel.

In the second half of the reprimand, shake hands or touch them in a way that lets them know you are honestly on their side. Remind them how much you value them. Re-affirm that you think well of them but not of their performance in this situation.

Realize that when the reprimand is over, it’s over.


These are the three big ideas and secrets in "the one minute manager review". The one-minute manager is a quick and enjoyable read packed with knowledge.

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Summary/Review: Who Moved My Cheese? | Worth Reading?

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson is one of the top-selling business books of the past decade.

It's a charming and entertaining book that uses a fable to show how to handle change which can be stressful in work and life. 

In the book, management expert 'Kenneth Blanchard' says cheese is a metaphor for what we want in life. Be it a job, a relationship, money or organizational success. 

Our task he says is to learn to change or move with the cheese in a way that helps us get what we really want, especially in these times of rapid change.
Who Moved My Cheese Summary & Review

Who Moved My Cheese Summaryis in three sections:

1. A gathering

It’s a class reunion about trying to deal with changes in their lives.

2. The actual story of who moved my cheese

It’s a fable that the people at reunion read.

3. The discussion

It’s a talk about how they’re going to use the story in their work and lives.

Who Moved My Cheese Review: The book begins with a lunch gathering of former classmates in Chicago, the day after their high school reunion. All of them are trying to cope with the unexpected changes, and most of them admit that they aren’t great in handling them.

Michael shares how he used to fear change in his business until he heard a funny little story called Who Moved My Cheese?

Once he passed the story around to people in his company, the business did much better, and it altered how Michael looked at change.

Now we move into the heart of the book – The Story!

The story features two mice named ‘Sniff’ & ‘Scurry’ and two little people who were as small as mice named ‘Hem’ and ‘Haw.'

Every day they put on their jogging suits & running shoes to hit the maze in search of cheese. One day they all find the cheese at Cheese Station C. Hem and Haw believed that having cheese makes you happy.

Once they found the cheese at Cheese Station C, they got very comfortable and expected the cheese to be always there. They took the cheese for granted, moved their homes closer and unfortunately created a false sense of security.

They assumed that their hard work and finding the cheese justified an endless supply of it.

However, Sniff and Scurry behaved differently. They followed their instincts and paid attention to small changes. They did not cling to beliefs about how things should be.

One morning when Cheese Station C had no more cheese, they quickly went off in search of new cheese.

At the lack of cheese Hem and Haw freaked out!

They thought that their happiness lies in finding the cheese where they expect to find it, and they believed that if your cheese is important, you must hold onto it.

Who Moved My Cheese?” It is so unfair -Hem yelled.

Even when there was no cheese, they kept coming back the morning after morning expecting to find cheese, but they didn’t.

Finally, Haw started to laugh at himself. Haw suggested that they maybe go and find new cheese but Hem doesn’t agree.

What they don’t know is Sniff & Scurry already found a huge supply of cheese at Cheese Station N as they searched the maze for new cheese.

Haw realizes that the old cheese isn’t going to show up and that it was time to start another search.

He felt alive when he decided to move on!

He left a note for Hem which said ‘If you do not change you can become extinct. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’

As Haw journey’s out into the maze, he writes messages to himself hoping that one day Hem will see them and understand the wisdom he is trying to share.

Recalling the cheese at Cheese Station C, Haw admits that the cheese had gotten smaller, older and it didn’t taste good as well. The change would not have taken him by surprise if he had watched what was happening and anticipated change.

He wrote- Smell the cheese often, so you know when it is getting old.

Although he felt fear, Haw moved into a new direction. He began trusting what lay ahead, even though it was unknown.

He felt good and wondered why?

After some time he knew why and wrote- When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.

In the maze, Haw started having fun. He imagined eating many pieces of the cheese he liked while enjoying the tastes of new cheese.

Then he wrote- Imagining myself enjoying new cheese leads me to it.

On his journey, Haw found bits of new cheese and began to get stronger. He wanted to go back and see if Hem would come along.

As he did this, he wrote- The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you'll find new cheese.

When he went back to the Cheese Station C, he offered Hem new cheese, but Hem said that he didn’t think he would like it because it was not what he was used to.

Haw ventured back out on his own. He realized that it is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheeseless situation.

Haw realized that the fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists. He’d been so afraid of never finding a new cheese that he didn't even start looking.

Now just looking was becoming exciting. Haw beliefs were evolving. He no longer believed that the cheese should stay in one place or change was wrong.

Haw believed relocated cheese and change were natural; whether expected or not.

He then wrote- Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.

Haw saw that new beliefs encouraged new behaviors. He knew that when you change what you believe, you change what you do.

You can either believe that change will hurt you or that new cheese will help you embrace change.

Haw then wrote- When you see you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.

By this time Haw saw if he had embraced change sooner and left Cheese Station C earlier, he’d be in a better shape.

Finally, he hoped that Hem would read his messages on the wall and find his way.

Noticing small changes early, helps you adapt to the bigger changes to come.

Just as Haw was letting go of the past and adapting to the future, he found new cheese. Cheese Station N had piles of cheese of all kinds.

Sniff and Scurry were there too.

Haw jumped into the new cheese and ate a ton.

After Michael was done telling the story, he and his classmates agreed to get together and talk about the story as it applied to some of their own experiences in work and life.

We hope "Who Moved My Cheese Summary" is fun and "Who Moved My Cheese Review" is an enjoyable read that will prepare you to handle change and position you for the reality of ongoing change in your life.

The book takes less than an hour to read, but its impact and wisdom will last much longer.

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Review/Summary: The Alchemist | Book

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“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”

The Alchemist Review/Summary

The Alchemist Review: A shepherd named Santiago travels from his home in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure.

During his travels, he meets a gypsy woman, a king, and an alchemist who helped him along the way.

Nobody knows what or where the treasure is, but throughout Santiago’s journey, he learns to listen to his heart.

There’s not too much I can tell you without spoiling the story, so let me leave you with a few extracts that will surely show you the kind of message the author desires to share:

The boy didn't want to talk about the Pyramids. His heart was heavy, and he had been melancholy since the previous night. To continue his search for the treasure meant that he had to abandon Fatima.

"I'm going to guide you across the desert," the alchemist said.

"I want to stay at the oasis," the boy answered. "I've found Fatima, and, as far as I'm concerned, she's worth more than treasure."

"Fatima is a woman of the desert," said the alchemist. "She knows that men have to go away in order to return. And she already has her treasure: it's you. Now she expects that you will find what it is you are looking for."

"Well, what if I decide to stay?"

"Let me tell you what will happen. You'll be the counselor of the oasis. You have enough gold to buy many sheep and many camels. You'll marry Fatima, and you'll both be happy for a year. You'll learn to love the desert, and you'll get to know every one of the fifty thousand palms. You'll watch them as they grow, demonstrating how the world is always changing. And you'll get better and better at understanding omen because the desert is the best teacher there is."

"Sometime during the second year, you'll remember about the treasure. The omens will begin insistently to speak of it, and you'll try to ignore them. You'll use your knowledge for the welfare of the oasis and its inhabitants. The tribal chieftains will appreciate what you do. And your camels will bring you wealth and power."

"During the third year, the omen will continue to speak of your treasure and your destiny. You'll walk around, night after night, at the oasis, and Fatima will be unhappy because she'll feel it was she who interrupted your quest. But you will love her, and she'll return your love. You'll remember that she never asked you to stay because a woman of the desert knows that she must await her man. So you won't blame her. But many times you'll walk the sands of the desert, thinking that maybe you could have left, that you could have trusted more in your love for Fatima. Because what kept you at the oasis was your fear that you might never come back. At that point, the omens will tell you that your treasure is now buried forever."

"Then, sometime during the fourth year, the omens will abandon you, because you've stopped listening to them. The tribal chieftains will see that, and you'll get dismissed from your position as a counselor. But, by then, you'll be a rich merchant, with many camels and lots of merchandise. You'll spend the rest of your days knowing that you didn't pursue your destiny and that now it's too late."

"You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love... the love that speaks the Language of the World."

To sum up the teachings of "the alchemist review", I've gathered three important lessons which I've accomplished from the book-

Lesson 1: Recognize The Good Things

Let's say- Jerry works at a 9-5 job for an advertising firm.

He drags himself out of bed, brushes his teeth, catches the train, and begins his Monday checking emails.

Then he gets yelled at by his boss, had some lunch at the canteen, and gets yelled at again by a client.

By the evening, he spends the last hour staring at the clock and then finally heads back to the home feeling drained.

Sounds like a dull day right?

Well, Jerry failed to see the old man that gave up his seat for him on the train.

He neglected to see the email from his boss thanking him for his efforts.

And he failed to see the friendly smile that a stranger gave him on his way back home.

When each day feels same as the day before, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day when the sun rises.

Lesson 2: Live In The Present

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can always concentrate on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living now.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

The present is the only moment in which you can live your life, so make the most of it. Stop mulling over the past and worrying about the future.

I'm not saying that you can’t learn from your mistakes in the past, or plan for the future – but remember to be fully conscious each day.

Lesson 3: Follow Your Heart

Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ll never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.

I’ll now leave you with Paulo Coelho’s most famous quote from "the alchemist summary"

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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The Four Agreements - Book Summary | Analysis | Review

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"The Four Agreements Review" offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform your life to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Four Agreements - Book Summary | Analysis | Review

The First Agreement Is: Be Impeccable With Your Word.

Stop gossiping, complaining, and criticizing. Your word is one of the most powerful tools you have.

When was the last time you used it to bring someone up instead of gossip? When was the last time you used it to put value out into the world instead of complaining and criticizing the person who didn’t?

Practice being impeccable with your word.

Second Agreement: Don't Take Anything Personally.

Imagine a person who hates reading my blogs. What’s his comment going to look like?

Now imagine that same person in two years; this time he’s gone through a major life transformation and loves reading blogs and articles. What’s his comment going to look like now?

But, notice how my article is the same in both cases. How people treat you is a projection of who they are. That is why it doesn’t make sense to ever take anything personally.

Third Agreement: Don't Make Assumptions.

If you’re in a leadership position, you will lose all respect when something doesn’t get done the way it’s supposed to, and instead of having the courage and skill to communicate, you just assume things and start treating people like trash.

If you had asked, who knows, you might have actually found out that the person is going through a divorce and your little task isn’t really his number one priority right now.

Build up the skill and the courage to communicate, and you will easily turn hatred towards you into loyalty and respect.

The Final And The Fourth Agreement Is: Always Do Your Best.

Your best is going to change from moment to moment but under any circumstance, simply do your best.

Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves, but if we simply do our best, we can avoid all the unnecessary self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

These are "the four agreements review" that I constantly break, but when I do, I just say, “Okay, I broke the agreement of being impeccable with my word. I will start all over again. Today I will be impeccable with my word, I will not take anything personally, I will not make assumptions, and I will do my best.”

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The Art of War - Book Summary, Analysis, and Review

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The Art of War SummaryThis is a book that I first read in my military strategic studies class at the United States air force academy. 

It's kind of crazy that a book written over 2,500 years ago is really the first and the most fundamental book studied by the world's greatest air force to this day. 

You might not necessarily be fighting wars, but business is basically the modern day warfare, so if you own one or work for one, which should basically be everyone, then this book is just as useful for you as for a military strategist.
The Art of War - Book Summary, Analysis, and Review
The Art of War - Book Summary, Analysis, and Review
Lesson 1: Know your enemy and know yourself and in 100 battles you will never be in peril.

A lot of people go to job interviews, don't get picked, and don't understand that this is exactly why.

They walk in there having no idea about who they're dealing with.

If you're walking into a job interview, you need to have spent the past few weeks learning everything there is to know about the company and the industry it's in.

Do you know how impressive it is if you walk in there and say something like, "We're in a billion dollar industry. I know we're currently holding 20% of the market share, and the CEO has announced two weeks ago that we'll be trying to hit 30% by the end of next year. And here is how hiring me is going to help this company achieve that."

Do you know how impressive that would be?

Most people's answer to that would be something like, "Uh... We try to sell shoes here. I don't really know..."

Now that's crazy! But not only do people have no idea about who they're dealing with, they have no idea about themselves.

Most people if asked, "Hey, why should we pick you", have no idea how to answer it. It's like, "Uh, I guess I'll work really hard..."

No, that was the answer that the 20 other people before you gave.

Why are you better than all the other ones? Objectively, what are you capable of that makes you better than all the other ones?

Lesson 2: Avoid what is strong. Attack what is weak.

So when Jen gets a job at a company, she goes in and sees how everyone's really good at answering the phone. And she says, "I'm going to work hard and be better than everyone when it comes to answering the phone."

Jen's never going to be valued in that company. There are all these other people who are really good at answering the phone.

You don't want to compete there. You want to be the Jen who everyone goes up to with insurance questions because you're the only person in there who knows everything there is to know about insurance.

Same thing in business.

No wonder businesses have such a huge rate of failure when people walk into a business trying to compete with WalMart on price.

Why are you attacking what is strong? You're never going to beat WalMart on price.

But what are the weaknesses? What do people demonize WalMart for?

The cup was made with the tears of Chinese children. The cup has nothing authentic about it. So all of a sudden you say, look at my cup. It's made by treating people really well, it's authentic because of this and that! Now that's still a really hard market, so good luck with competing in there, but at least you have some chance of some little market share now because you literally had zero chance before.

Lesson 3: To win 100 battles is not the height of skill, To subdue the enemy without fighting is.

It's amazing how everyone's obsessed with suing today. There's a time when fighting is the last resort, a lot of these cases could be solved just by picking up the phone.

Picking up the phone costs nothing, suing people will cost you a lot.

I love when people finally quote unquote win and are so proud. Because that's all you can be, just proud.

If you looked at it rationally, you have spent endless amounts of money, years of your time, energy, all that opportunity cost, and now you quote unquote "win."

Maybe the benefit was higher than the cost in your situation, and that's awesome, congratulations, but a lot of times it's not.

You're smarter than your opponent, you don't rely on emotions like anger and pride to decide if you're going to fight or not.

You always take into account the cost, and you do everything you can to win the battle without actually fighting it. Because you know that fighting has a cost, and that cost is huge.

So these are some of the lessons derived from "The Art of War Review".

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