May 24, 2020

Sangita Review on Think and Grow Rich!

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill!

In continuation to the Top 9 Financial Education book on Money and Financial Management the second most read and suggested book is Think and Grow Rich written by Napoleon Hill.

There is a secret to success and money explained by Napoleon Hill and which I am going to share with you. So here it begins..

Think and Grow Rich

This book is all about the Principles one need to follow to achieve Success and Financial Freedom in Life! 

Napoleon hill, Think and Grow Rich

About the Author:

Oliver Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937) which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time. Hill's works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one's life.

Think and Grow Rich written by Napoleon Hill. This book was written by author Napoleon Hill after interviewing 500 of the world's most successful people. For your information, let me tell you that it took them twenty years to do all this. One by one, we will discuss all the principles of this book. So let's start with the first principle.

1st Principle - Desire means intense desire to do something

Without will power, you cannot do any work unless you have a strong desire to do it, you will not be encouraged to do any work. 

To be successful in any task, first of all, you must have a strong desire for it, So that it inspires you to take steps in that direction. 

That is like whatever you give a though to something it will grow and come into existence.

For example if you imagine our mind is like a plant and we have to continuously give water to it in the form of positive affirmation and take actions towards it, So that one day that plant of thought will grow into a massive tree of our thoughts.

Let me tell you the an interesting story about how Edwin C. Barnes had a strong desire to do business with Thomas Edison. This was not just a wish or a wish, as Barnes had a strong desire to work with Edison and was sure he would succeed in doing business with Edison.

When Barnes met Edison for the first time, he did not get a chance to do business with him, but after a few years whenever he met Edison again, his wish was fulfilled and he was Edison's business partner. Friends did not believe that Barnes would ever become Edison's business partner, but due to his intense will and confidence, he managed to do business with Edison.

2nd Principle - Faith means Unwavering Faith

The Second Principle says that when there is a strong desire to get something in the mind, due to that desire there is also an unwavering belief in the mind.

To fulfil any desire, you should have unwavering belief that it is possible and you will achieve it. When you have unwavering faith in the fulfilment of your desire, then you work in the same direction and that desire starts taking shape. 

You have to have an unwavering belief in your mind that you will definitely get what you want, because unwavering faith fulfils your desires.

If you have difficulty in believing unbreakable, then repeat the things repeatedly in your mind that you can get what you want and your wish will definitely be fulfilled. Repeating something repeatedly is called affirmation.

When you repeat an affirmation again and again in the mind, that matter sits in your subconscious mind and you start to feel the truth. Repeating something repeatedly builds your unwavering faith in it.

May 19, 2020

Sangita Review on Rich Dad and Poor Dad!

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Rich Dad and Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki!

Do you know Books have the power to change lives? We live in a time when books are more affordable and accessible. Yet, fewer entrepreneurs read books, using the excuse of a lack of time. If you can't find time to read, you as an entrepreneur will not grow, which will have an effect on your business

This is the reason the American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist Bill Gates says he reads about 50 books a year, but how does he make sure he's getting value from all that reading.

Also, American investor, business tycoon, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, when asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held up stacks of paper and said, “Read 500 pages like this every week

That's how knowledge builds up, like compound interest.” All of us can build our knowledge, but most of us won't put in the effort.

In fact more of his wealth came from his habit of reading books on stocks and investments.

All this Business Magnets know the formula of getting smarter is knowing the importance of reading good books and how to acquire and apply them. 

Mark Zuckerberg aimed to read at least one book every two weeks. 
Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day, according to his brother.
Many of these leaders, despite being extremely busy, set aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) over their entire career for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice or learning. 

Please check the below link to get more information on it:

Discover the hidden secret to millionaires mind and the art of multiplying money!

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Have you ever wondered the way we are programmed to work for money is to go to school and get a good job is different from the millionaires mind set about how they think of earning money.   

We are programmed to become an Engineer, Doctor, Banker, IPS Offcer, CA, Army and other Government service, however in all this jobs we are directly or indirectly working for others which may be the Government, Private Companies, Public Institutions etc.
The difference is the way that the 98% people thing and those 2% think decides your destiny to become one of them, however the good news is this millionaires have shared there wisdom, there journey from rags to riches, knowledge and experience with us in the form of books, so that we get benefited, become financially literate and become one of them if we have the same dedication, motivation and apply the strategies.

So let's unlock the key to millionaire's mind with the help of the list of top books:
1. Robert Kyosaki book" Rich Dad Poor Dad"
2. T Hary Eker book " Secrets to Millionaires Mind"
3. Ray Dalio book on " Principles of Success"
4. George S Clason book on " The Richest Man in Babylon"
5. John G Bogle book on " Common Sense While Investing"
6. J Paul Gatty book on " How to be rich"
7. Poor Charles book "Almanack"
8. The Simple path to wealth by J L Collins.

9. Think and grow rich by Napoleon hill

Book No 1: Robert Kyosaki book" Rich Dad Poor Dad"

Robert Kyosaki
About the Author: 
He is a legendary figure who has changed the way how people look at money. An entrepreneur, investor, author and motivational speaker by profession, he audaciously is said to have commented that the reason why most of the people today are struggling financially is because despite years of formal education and training, they do not know anything about money. He is the author of the book, ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, which ever since the time of its release, scaled to become the number one personal finance book of all time. 

Robert Kiyosak is an Japanese American self-made businessman, investor, author and motivational speaker with a net worth of $80 Millions.

Robert Kiyosaki is also the founder of the Cash flow board, a management tool that help people organise their personal finance and most of his income or cash flow comes from the real states that he acquire and bossiness.

Robert Kyosaki
The book is the story of the book revolves around the 3 characters, the author Robert Kosaki and his two fathers, the first was his biological father – the poor dad  and the Rich Dad was the father of his childhood best friend, Mike – the rich dad.

Both fathers taught the author how to achieve success but with very disparate approaches and also how they think about money. It became evident to the author which father's approach made more financial sense. 

Throughout the book, the author compares both fathers – their principles, ideas, financial practices, and degree of dynamism and how his real father, the poor and struggling who has a PhD degree and was highly educated man, paled against his rich dad who was less educated but has more financially literate in terms of money, asset building and business accumulations.

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The author presents six major lessons which he discusses throughout the book:
·         The importance of financial literacy
·         The rich don’t work for money
·         Minding Your own business
·         Taxes and corporations
·         The rich invent money
·         The need to work to learn and not to work for money

According to the author, rich dad also nurtured the idea that taxes punished producers and rewarded the non-producers

liability is anything that takes money out of your pocket. The big mistake that poor and middle class people make, according to Kiyosaki, is spending their lives buying liabilities instead of Assets. 

For example if you put your house on rent then it pays you every month and generate a cashflow, So  it become an asset which puts money in your pocket, however if you buy a house and every month pay your EMI to bank then it becomes a liability.

This are the few important points highlighted by the Author in the book

Poor Dad
Poor dad believed in the traditional principles of working hard, saving money, and not buying material things that one cannot afford. He believed that having a good job with a solid company is what one should aspire for, Poor dad was more interested in a good education than the subject of money and think “money doesn’t matter" and is the root of all evil.

Rich Dad
The author wrote that it was when he was nine years old that he started realising that his rich dad made much more sense than his poor dad.
It was from rich dad that the author learned not to say, “I can’t afford it”, but instead to ask, “how can I afford it?” His rich dad says that when someone says, “I can’t afford it”, his brain stops working. It therefore kills initiative and promotes passivity.

The author adds that while his poor dad invested time and effort in education, he did not have any knowledge on investing. His rich dad, by contrast, was very skilled in the investment game because that’s all he did. The attitude of his rich dad about money was manifested in the saying “the lack of money is the root of all evil” (his poor dad, on the other hand, believed that the love of money is the root of all evil).

He explained him the difference between an Asset and a Liabilities, To him an Asset as anything that puts money in your pocket. 

1. Why Teach Financial Literacy

This is how the income generated for the middle class from salary and how the money goes out of your pocket in the form of expenses like rent paid on house or EMI on house, Cars, miscellaneous expenses etc. 

Where as for the Rich the the income that is generated from business is re invested in assets such as home, commercial properties, hotels given on rent which in turn generate more income, which then reinvested.

He explained this with the help of below image: 

On the right side of the quadrant, it is an active source of income, which 95% of the population 
do,where people work for money i.e you exchange your time and efforts for income. If you do not work you do not get paid and it includes the employee of and the self employed, like doctors who runs a clinic, small business owners where they need there presence.

Now on the right side of the Quadrant he emphasises on Passive Source of income, where it does not require your presence to earn money and money works for you. This are the 5% people who fall into this category as this people have people who work hard for them to generate more money for examples business magnets like Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Bill Gates and Investors like Warren Buffet for whom money work hard for them they are called investors.

2. The rich don’t work for money:
The author also stresses that opportunities in life come and go; the rich recognise them instantly and turn them into gold. Others do not see these opportunities because they’re too busy seeking money and security. So bottom line the Author is saying to start a business using which you can be produce money in future and forever.

3. Mind Your Own Business:
The author continues his discussion on building assets. To him, real assets are anything with value – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, income-producing real estate, notes, royalties from intellectual property, etc. This chapter also reveals the author’s investment preferences: real estate and stocks. For real estate, he says he starts small, and trades his properties for bigger ones and then delays paying taxes on capital gains through one IRS mechanism. 

4. The History of Taxes and the Power of Corporations: 
The advantage of a corporation versus that of the individual lies in how corporations pay taxes, according to the author. He makes this point clearly: individuals earn money, pay taxes on that money, and live with what’s left. The corporation, on the other hand, earns money, spends everything it can, and is taxed on anything that’s left. 
5. The Rich Invent Money: 
Robert explains that People never get ahead financially even if they have plenty of money because they have opportunities that they does not grab in time and wait for the opportunity to happen. The author’s idea is that people create luck; they should not wait around for it. He says it’s the same with money. It has to be created.

6. Work to Learn, instead of working for Money:
The opinion of the author is that five personality traits hamper human beings: fear, cynicism, laziness, bad habits, arrogance. He explains that while it’s normal to have fear, what matters is how one handles it. 
He says he constantly hears people saying they want to be rich, but when it’s suggested that money can be made from real estate, their initial reaction is “but I don’t want to fix toilets.” The author believes it’s strange as in people are not able to see the road ahead like the perks and benefits they will get in the long run instead of  trivia like fixing toilets rather than what lies ahead in real estate.  
8. Getting Started: 
This Author explains the importance of creating and building personal wealth. He says that people must have a strong /purpose for living, i.e they should be able to find there why?
Why they need to be financially independent and make there own money and make it work for them instead to work for money.