Letra y traducciónRich Dad, Poor Dad 1 of 4

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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I had two fathers, a rich one and a poor one.
J'avais deux père , l'un riche et l'autre pauvre
One was highly educated and intelligent, he had a Ph.
L'un était intelligent et largement éduqué. il détenait un Doctorat.
And completed four years of undergraduate work in less than two years.
And completed four years of undergraduate work in less than two years.
The other father never finished the eighth grade.
The other father never finished the eighth grade.
Both men were successful in their
Both men were successful in their
Careers, working hard all their lives.
Careers, working hard all their lives.
Both earned substantial incomes.
Both earned substantial incomes.
Yet one struggled financially all his life.
Yet one struggled financially all his life.
The other would become one of the richest men in Hawaii.
The other would become one of the richest men in Hawaii.
One died leaving tens of millions of
One died leaving tens of millions of
Dollars to his family, charities and his church.
Dollars to his family, charities and his church.
The other left bills to be paid.
The other left bills to be paid.
Both men were strong, charismatic and influential.
Both men were strong, charismatic and influential.
Both men offered me advice, but they did not advise the same things.
Both men offered me advice, but they did not advise the same things.
Both men believed strongly in education but
Both men believed strongly in education but
Did not recommend the same course of study.
Did not recommend the same course of study.
If I had had only one dad,
If I had had only one dad,
I would have had to accept or reject his advice.
I would have had to accept or reject his advice.
Having two dads advising me offered me the choice of
Having two dads advising me offered me the choice of
Contrasting points of view, one of a rich man and one of a poor man.
Contrasting points of view, one of a rich man and one of a poor man.
Instead of simply accepting or rejecting one or the other,
Instead of simply accepting or rejecting one or the other,
I found myself thinking more, comparing and then choosing for myself.
I found myself thinking more, comparing and then choosing for myself.
The problem was,
The problem was,
The rich man was not rich yet and the poor man not yet poor.
The rich man was not rich yet and the poor man not yet poor.
Both were just starting out on their careers,
Both were just starting out on their careers,
And both were struggling with money and families.
And both were struggling with money and families.
But they had very different points of view about the subject of money.
But they had very different points of view about the subject of money.
For example, one dad would say, "
For example, one dad would say, "
The love of money is the root of all evil." The other, "
The love of money is the root of all evil." The other, "
The lack of money is the root of all evil."
The lack of money is the root of all evil."
As a young boy,
As a young boy,
Having two strong fathers both influencing me was difficult.
Having two strong fathers both influencing me was difficult.
I wanted to be a good son and listen,
I wanted to be a good son and listen,
But the two fathers did not say the same things.
But the two fathers did not say the same things.
The contrast in their points of view,
The contrast in their points of view,
Particularly where money was concerned,
Particularly where money was concerned,
Was so extreme that I grew curious and intrigued.
Was so extreme that I grew curious and intrigued.
I began to start thinking for long
I began to start thinking for long
Periods of time about what each was saying.
Periods of time about what each was saying.
Much of my private time was spent
Much of my private time was spent
Reflecting, asking myself questions such as, "
Reflecting, asking myself questions such as, "
Why does he say that?
Why does he say that?
" And then asking the same question of the other dad's statement.
" And then asking the same question of the other dad's statement.
It would have been much easier to simply say, "
It would have been much easier to simply say, "
Yeah, he's right.
Yeah, he's right.
I agree with that." Or to simply reject the point of view by saying, "
I agree with that." Or to simply reject the point of view by saying, "
The old man doesn't know what he's talking about." Instead,
The old man doesn't know what he's talking about." Instead,
Having two dads whom I loved forced me to think
Having two dads whom I loved forced me to think
And ultimately choose a way of thinking for myself.
And ultimately choose a way of thinking for myself.
As a process, choosing for myself turned out to be much more valuable
As a process, choosing for myself turned out to be much more valuable
In the long run,
In the long run,
Rather than simply accepting or rejecting a single point of view.
Rather than simply accepting or rejecting a single point of view.
One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer,
One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer,
And the middle class struggles in debt is because
And the middle class struggles in debt is because
The subject of money is taught at home, not in school.
The subject of money is taught at home, not in school.
Most of us learn about money from our parents.
Most of us learn about money from our parents.
So what can a poor parent tell their child about money?
So what can a poor parent tell their child about money?
They simply say "
They simply say "
Stay in school and study hard.
Stay in school and study hard.
" The child may graduate with excellent grades but
" The child may graduate with excellent grades but
With a poor person's financial programming and mind-set.
With a poor person's financial programming and mind-set.
It was learned while the child was young.
It was learned while the child was young.
Money is not taught in schools.
Money is not taught in schools.
Schools focus on scholastic and
Schools focus on scholastic and
Professional skills, but not on financial skills.
Professional skills, but not on financial skills.
This explains how smart bankers,
This explains how smart bankers,
Doctors and accountants who earned excellent grades in
Doctors and accountants who earned excellent grades in
School may still struggle financially all of their lives.
School may still struggle financially all of their lives.
Our staggering national debt is due in large part to highly educated
Our staggering national debt is due in large part to highly educated
Politicians and government officials making financial
Politicians and government officials making financial
Decisions with little or no training on the subject of money.
Decisions with little or no training on the subject of money.
I often look ahead to the new millennium and wonder what will happen
I often look ahead to the new millennium and wonder what will happen
When we have millions of people who
When we have millions of people who
Will need financial and medical assistance.
Will need financial and medical assistance.
They will be dependent on their families
They will be dependent on their families
Or the government for financial support.
Or the government for financial support.
What will happen when Medicare and Social Security run out of money?
What will happen when Medicare and Social Security run out of money?
How will a nation survive if teaching children about money
How will a nation survive if teaching children about money
Continues to be left to parents—most
Continues to be left to parents—most
Of whom will be, or already are, poor?
Of whom will be, or already are, poor?
Because I had two influential fathers, I learned from both of them.
Because I had two influential fathers, I learned from both of them.
I had to think about each dad's advice, and in doing so,
I had to think about each dad's advice, and in doing so,
I gained valuable insight into the power
I gained valuable insight into the power
And effect of one's thoughts on one's life.
And effect of one's thoughts on one's life.
For example, one dad had a habit of saying, "
For example, one dad had a habit of saying, "
I can't afford it." The other dad forbade those words to be used.
I can't afford it." The other dad forbade those words to be used.
He insisted I say, "
He insisted I say, "
How can I afford it?" One is a statement, and the other is a question.
How can I afford it?" One is a statement, and the other is a question.
One lets you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.
One lets you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.
My soon-to-be-rich dad would explain
My soon-to-be-rich dad would explain
That by automatically saying the words "
That by automatically saying the words "
I can't afford it," your brain stops working.
I can't afford it," your brain stops working.
By asking the question "
By asking the question "
How can I afford it?" your brain is put to work.
How can I afford it?" your brain is put to work.
He did not mean buy everything you wanted.
He did not mean buy everything you wanted.
He was fanatical about exercising your
He was fanatical about exercising your
Mind, the most powerful computer in the world. "
Mind, the most powerful computer in the world. "
My brain gets stronger every day because I exercise it.
My brain gets stronger every day because I exercise it.
The stronger it gets,
The stronger it gets,
The more money I can make." He believed that automatically saying "
The more money I can make." He believed that automatically saying "
I can't afford it" was a sign of mental laziness.
I can't afford it" was a sign of mental laziness.

I had two fathers, a rich one and a poor one.Robert T. Kiyosaki

Although both dads worked hard,
Although both dads worked hard,
I noticed that one dad had a habit of putting his brain to sleep when
I noticed that one dad had a habit of putting his brain to sleep when
It came to money matters,
It came to money matters,
And the other had a habit of exercising his brain.
And the other had a habit of exercising his brain.
The long-term result was that one dad grew
The long-term result was that one dad grew
Stronger financially and the other grew weaker.
Stronger financially and the other grew weaker.
It is not much different from a person who goes to the gym to
It is not much different from a person who goes to the gym to
Exercise on a regular basis versus someone
Exercise on a regular basis versus someone
Who sits on the couch watching television.
Who sits on the couch watching television.
Proper physical exercise increases your chances for health,
Proper physical exercise increases your chances for health,
And proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth.
And proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth.
Laziness decreases both health and wealth.
Laziness decreases both health and wealth.
My two dads had opposing attitudes in thought.
My two dads had opposing attitudes in thought.
One dad thought that the rich should pay more
One dad thought that the rich should pay more
In taxes to take care of those less fortunate.
In taxes to take care of those less fortunate.
The other said, "
The other said, "
Taxes punish those who produce and reward those who don't produce."
Taxes punish those who produce and reward those who don't produce."
One dad recommended, "
One dad recommended, "
Study hard so you can find a good
Study hard so you can find a good
Company to work for." The other recommended, "
Company to work for." The other recommended, "
Study hard so you can find a good company to buy."
Study hard so you can find a good company to buy."
One dad said, "
One dad said, "
The reason I'm not rich is because I have you kids." The other said, "
The reason I'm not rich is because I have you kids." The other said, "
The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids."
The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids."
One encouraged talking about money and business at the dinner table.
One encouraged talking about money and business at the dinner table.
The other forbade the subject of money to be discussed over a meal.
The other forbade the subject of money to be discussed over a meal.
One said, "
One said, "
When it comes to money,
When it comes to money,
Play it safe, don't take risks." The other said, "
Play it safe, don't take risks." The other said, "
Learn to manage risk."
Learn to manage risk."
One believed, "
One believed, "
Our home is our largest investment and
Our home is our largest investment and
Our greatest asset." The other believed, "
Our greatest asset." The other believed, "
My house is a liability,
My house is a liability,
And if your house is your largest investment, you're in trouble."
And if your house is your largest investment, you're in trouble."
Both dads paid their bills on time,
Both dads paid their bills on time,
Yet one paid his bills first while the other paid his bills last.
Yet one paid his bills first while the other paid his bills last.
Being a product of two strong dads allowed me the luxury of
Being a product of two strong dads allowed me the luxury of
Observing the effects different thoughts have on one's life.
Observing the effects different thoughts have on one's life.
I noticed that people really do
I noticed that people really do
Shape their life through their thoughts.
Shape their life through their thoughts.
For example, my poor dad always said, "
For example, my poor dad always said, "
I'll never be rich." And that prophesy became reality.
I'll never be rich." And that prophesy became reality.
My rich dad, on the other hand, always referred to himself as rich.
My rich dad, on the other hand, always referred to himself as rich.
He would say things like, "
He would say things like, "
I'm a rich man, and rich people don't do this.
I'm a rich man, and rich people don't do this.
" Even when he was flat broke after a major financial
" Even when he was flat broke after a major financial
Setback, he continued to refer to himself as a rich man.
Setback, he continued to refer to himself as a rich man.
He would cover himself by saying, "
He would cover himself by saying, "
There is a difference between being poor and being broke.
There is a difference between being poor and being broke.
Broke is temporary, and poor is eternal."
Broke is temporary, and poor is eternal."
My poor dad would also say, "
My poor dad would also say, "
I'm not interested in money," or "
I'm not interested in money," or "
Money doesn't matter." My rich dad always said, "
Money doesn't matter." My rich dad always said, "
Money is power."
Money is power."
The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated,
The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated,
But it became obvious to me as a young boy to be
But it became obvious to me as a young boy to be
Aware of my thoughts and how I expressed myself.
Aware of my thoughts and how I expressed myself.
I noticed that my poor dad was poor not because of the amount of
I noticed that my poor dad was poor not because of the amount of
Money he earned, which was significant,
Money he earned, which was significant,
But because of his thoughts and actions.
But because of his thoughts and actions.
As a young boy, having two fathers,
As a young boy, having two fathers,
I became acutely aware of being careful
I became acutely aware of being careful
Which thoughts I chose to adopt as my own.
Which thoughts I chose to adopt as my own.
Whom should I listen to—my rich dad or my poor dad?
Whom should I listen to—my rich dad or my poor dad?
Although both men had tremendous respect for education and
Although both men had tremendous respect for education and
Learning, they disagreed in what they thought was important to learn.
Learning, they disagreed in what they thought was important to learn.
One wanted me to study hard,
One wanted me to study hard,
Earn a degree and get a good job to work for money.
Earn a degree and get a good job to work for money.
He wanted me to study to become a professional,
He wanted me to study to become a professional,
An attorney or an accountant or to go to business school for my MBA.
An attorney or an accountant or to go to business school for my MBA.
The other encouraged me to study to be rich,
The other encouraged me to study to be rich,
To understand how money works and
To understand how money works and
To learn how to have it work for me. "
To learn how to have it work for me. "
I don't work for money!" were words he would repeat over and over, "
I don't work for money!" were words he would repeat over and over, "
Money works for me!"
Money works for me!"
At the age of 9,
At the age of 9,
I decided to listen to and learn from my rich dad about money.
I decided to listen to and learn from my rich dad about money.
In doing so, I chose not to listen to my poor dad,
In doing so, I chose not to listen to my poor dad,
Even though he was the one with all the college degrees.
Even though he was the one with all the college degrees.
Once I made up my mind whom to
Once I made up my mind whom to
Listen to, my education about money began.
Listen to, my education about money began.
My rich dad taught me over a period of 30 years, until I was age 39.
My rich dad taught me over a period of 30 years, until I was age 39.
He stopped once he realized that I knew and fully
He stopped once he realized that I knew and fully
Understood what he had been trying to drum into my often thick skull.
Understood what he had been trying to drum into my often thick skull.
Money is one form of power.
Money is one form of power.
But what is more powerful is financial education.
But what is more powerful is financial education.
Money comes and goes,
Money comes and goes,
But if you have the education about how money works,
But if you have the education about how money works,
You gain power over it and can begin building wealth.
You gain power over it and can begin building wealth.
The reason positive thinking alone does not work is because most
The reason positive thinking alone does not work is because most
People went to school and never learned how money
People went to school and never learned how money
Works, so they spend their lives working for money.
Works, so they spend their lives working for money.
Because I was only 9 years old when I started,
Because I was only 9 years old when I started,
The lessons my rich dad taught me were simple.
The lessons my rich dad taught me were simple.
And when it was all said and done,
And when it was all said and done,
There were only six main lessons, repeated over 30 years.
There were only six main lessons, repeated over 30 years.
This book is about those six lessons,
This book is about those six lessons,
Put as simply as possible as my
Put as simply as possible as my
Rich dad put forth those lessons to me.
Rich dad put forth those lessons to me.
The lessons are not meant to be answers but guideposts.
The lessons are not meant to be answers but guideposts.
Guideposts that will assist you and your children to grow wealthier
Guideposts that will assist you and your children to grow wealthier
No matter what happens in a world
No matter what happens in a world
Of increasing change and uncertainty.
Of increasing change and uncertainty.
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