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My history with Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Why I owe a huge debt of gratitude to this little book

And exciting new release from the rich dad company


By Paul Therond

Why I owe a huge debt of gratitude to this little book

And exciting new release from the rich dad company

By Paul Therond

The year was 2001 and I am a 16 year old boy on the verge of a life-changing moment – I had a choice to make.I was living in South Africa and still at school and was starting to get those independent thoughts of “I’m no longer a kid and I need to start taking more responsibility and most importantly I need to start making some money”.This is an important stage in a young man’s life and what I’m about to share in this story should really highlight why reading from a young age is so important.To be perfectly honest at 16 years of age my next thoughts are quite limited in terms of how I could earn money. There were the obvious ideas such as taking a temp job and doing something like pizza delivery guy. You know those jobs I’m talking about, the readily available ones, no skills required and minimum wage jobs that too many young people settle for.

But as destiny would have it there was another plan for me…

My aunt was talking to my mom one day and mentioned a book she said I would probably be interested in.

I am not entirely sure why she thought of me but I can only assume it was because of some of the entrepreneurial tendencies I had already shown as a young boy. Such as my door to door cake business started at the tender age of 10. To be more clear it was more of a project than a business to save up for a keyboard (I wanted to learn piano) but it showed some business spirit at a young age I suppose.Regardless of why my aunt decided to mention this book – I am sure glad she did.The book she was referring to was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

I had never read a business book before, the only reading I had ever done (apart from the Bible) were adventure type books like the Famous Five. But reading this book which told the story of two very different approaches to life in a really human way definitely unlocked something in me. It was and still is inspiration in its most purest and invigorating sense.

You might not believe what happened next

However it does show the power of reading – especially in those young formative years.

So I now have read this book and my mind is brimming with possibilities and excitement – remember my goal is to make money (a truly exciting concept at 16) and I am exploring every avenue I can.Then one day I am scheduled to visit the chiropractor and he tells me that I have scoliosis and recommends a strict regiment of stretching and gym training to build my muscles in my back to support my spine. I was a very skinny 16 year old!

Now one thing about me is that when I am committed to something I really go full steam ahead, no half measures. So I start researching how best to build muscle and I learnt about nutrition and supplementation. This in combination with a regular weight training regiment results in me adding 20 kg of solid muscle to my frame in one month! Needless to say I became the talk of my school! 🙂 I was hooked.Then as I am visiting a local health shop I notice a range of sports supplements which didn’t seem very well represented and I decide to contact the company with some ideas I have.

I would never had the inclination to do this before reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Let me cut a long story short – I get an email reply back from this company and get awarded a major contract. This opportunity resulted in me not having to settle for a minimum wage job and in a very short time I was in the top 3% earning bracket in my country. Thank you Rich DAD!!!

This literally happened a few months after reading the book.

I know it beggars belief especially when you consider I was still in school whilst doing this. I have memories of having to excuse myself out of Maths class because I had to take a phone call from a company director discussing sales strategy with me.

But enough about me

Let me explain the real reason I decided to write this personal story.

The Rich Dad Company are doing something completely new to embrace this digital age we live in.Naturally, Robert Kiyosaki and his story of his Rich Dad has a soft spot in my heart. I have read most of his books and I have always wanted the opportunity to meet Robert at an event or seminar.

The reality however is that to date I have not had the opportunity. Whenever I have seen a Rich Dad Seminar advertised in my area, Robert was not there but some of his representatives. I can totally understand his schedule is limited in terms of travelling the world, which is why I am very pleased he has announced his Rich Dad Summit happening 9-10 December 2017. 

Registration opens November 29th.

What is the Rich Dad Summit?

The Rich Dad Summit is a 2-day LIVE online event where Robert Kiyosaki himself along with some of his top advisors will be speaking. These featured speakers include:

  • Lurn CEO & Founder Anik Singal
  • SEO & Marketing Guru Kotton Grammer
  • eCommerce Millionaire Fred Lam

Not only are you getting Robert’s Rich Dad wisdom but a wealth of new information especially targeted towards starting an online business. Robert Kiyosaki is the first to admit that this business model is one of the best to get into right now. Which is why he has planned this event – they have never done a virtual summit like this before.Each one of the speakers is 7 figure plus earners, who started their businesses from nothing just like Robert did. Remember his Velcro wallet story – humble beginnings?

This Rich Dad Summit is perfect for beginners who don’t know where to best focus their attention or business owners looking for ways to grow and scale their business online and offline.Attendees will discover the secrets to building long-term wealth through entrepreneurship, investing and becoming financially intelligent.The best news!Registration opens November 29th and only costs a BUCK!Yes just $1 and I will see you at the virtual conference December 9th. I can’t wait.

Secure your Rich Dad Summit seat.

Registration is just $1

You will also get access to:

  • A 14 day FREE trial to Rich Dad Insider 
  • Special offer to receive Rich Dad’s 5 Money Rules
  • Plus my Content Marketing Hacks e-book

All of the above perfectly bonuses compliment the core Rich Dad education training.

So what are you waiting for secure your seat for a buck!

Secure your seat for $1

Registrations opens november 29th


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