When it comes to thinking about money, people always seem to fall into one of two camps: first, there are the so-called “workaholics,” employees who are so dedicated to their jobs that they are more than willing to work overtime, bring business home with them, and sometimes even give their families short shrift when the office demands it. On the other hand you have the “slackers,” who see the workaholic lifestyle as needless drudgery and have themselves convinced that money isn’t all that important anyways.
One person who most certainly does have money is Robert Kiyosaki, and in one of his books, “Cash Flow Quadrant,” Anyone who says money isn’t important obviously has not been without it long,”
He knows because he has been in both situations. For several weeks in 1985, he and his wife were so destitute, they were actually forced to live in their car, after which they moved into a friend’s basement for nearly a year. They took only odd jobs, because wealth, not job security, was what they were after.
After 4more years they did become rich – millionaires, in fact.
Money is definitely a crucial thing, but it’s not important simply for its own sake. This is what many people fail to consider when rushing into high-paying jobs; although these careers will make you money, are they really worth the stress, and the pain being separated from your loved ones for extended periods of time. Yes, money is important, but only to the extent that it lets you live the life you really want to live.
Remember that no career in the world will give you the things that truly make life worth living, such as a fulfilling home life and time with your family. All money can do is grant you the resources to pursue what makes you happy.
At times it seems like a no-win situation; it takes so long to make the money you need in order to get what you want out of life that you’ll never actually have the time to do the things you’ve always dreamed of. As an employee, this really can be an unanswerable problem; as an investor with money working for you, it’s much easier to keep your priorities in order.
Robert Kiyosaki had to reach this conclusion himself, years ago; in one of his books, he wrote, “Money is important, but I did not want to spend my life working for it.” As luck would have it, Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad” knew plenty about this dilemma and its true solution.
He knew the secret to taking care of a family without having to devote one’s entire life to one’s work, and that secret is real estate investing.
As a real estate investor, you will be taking the money from the ‘E’ quadrant of Kiyosaki’s famous diagram and transferring it to the ‘I’ quadrant. By doing this, you start your money working for you. By putting your money to work for you in this fashion, you’ve taken the first step toward a lifestyle in which work is not a necessity. Your money is making money and you didn’t have to lift a finger for those extra dollars.
So start now– investing in property doesn’t just multiply wealth; it also rewards you with more time that you can spend doing the things you love. Laying the groundwork for a career in real estate investing paves the way for a future in which money can actually bring you happiness.
Author: Alexandria P. AndersonThis author has published 2 articles so far.