Be the Bank, not the Banker

When a panic situation is everywhere people got trapped with fear emotion. We cannot see the cheaply available investment avenue if we cannot think with rational thinking. During such a period, a person who has control over emotions has financial intelligence then he can establish a business and expand it with little effort.

If we have read, having financial intelligence, control over emotions then we can say that time will change but history repeats itself.

Every bull phase has many financial heroes and when it burst, the majority of heroes becomes a villain. So, we have to put lots of care before admiring any of the heroes of a particular time.

An employee has to first pay tax from income that is income – tax then remaining for spending. While for businesses income – spending then remaining for tax.

While governments would like to take more money from corporate bodies, they realize that if they pass abusive tax laws, the corporate bodies will take both their money and their jobs to some other country.

We need to focus on increasing an asset on the balance sheet. This we cannot do in one go. We can slowly and steadily acquire assets without getting over-leverage and without taking additional risk.

Start small, and take your time. Experience is more important than money.

We need to transfer our thoughts process from “I can’t” to “how I can do it”. Then we can see that the results get started. But it’s not an easy and short process. It will take time and effort to change the thoughts. Another point is when we are working for being “B” and “I” then we need to focus on understanding laws and take benefits from them.

We should focus on reading history and try to learn from it. So that we can understand the cyclical nature of any market. And we can take benefits of those nature.

We have two choices, either we can choose security or freedom. If we go for security then we have to pay a huge price and taxation. If we go for freedom then we can learn to play this game and can play it wisely.

Read for more detail: Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom

How Do I Get Rich?

In reality, that is how simple the path to extraordinary wealth is. In other words, in this high-tech world, the principles of great wealth remain simple and low-tech. I would say that it’s merely common sense. But too often, when it comes to the subject of money, common sense is uncommon.

If we focus on what is a real asset of rich people then they think differently. If we keep on following the same path that all others are following then we end up with tax payments and debt.

First, we need to start thinking differently from what common thinking is. If we focus on who we are and what we want to do then we can achieve what we want.

We need not do something just shake of doing it. We have to put our best into it. If we do not put our full efforts with willingness then we cannot able to continue it for a long time.

People focus on what the rich have and tried to own the same. But not the way rich has own. Other people focus on looking rich, not being rich and that will blow them up. It is all about being, not doing. When we focus on doing a workout then it will not last long. But when we focus on being fit then it will longer till the end. Similarly, with rich, we can be rich, not we can do rich. Changing our thinking does not cost anything but in reality, changing our core beliefs are hard. If we focus on being fit then doing workouts and having a perfect body will come as a result. So that we have to focus on being rich.

The rich or middle class, we all are human beings and as human beings, we all have an emotion. When it is about money, our emotions get stronger. But how we manage our emotions, makes us different individuals.

When it comes to money, we all have a fear of losing it. This emotion will make us a prisoner and we keep on doing work for money. When we can control and focus on emotions, we can achieve what we want. It’s not only about the financial field but the same I have observed during my workout journey. When we control our emotions, we become mature.

Sometimes, we feel that we are making a rational decision, but those decisions are purely affected by our emotions.

When we make any decision, others’ opinions always come to stop us. They laughed at our decision; they quote that you can’t do it. But we should focus on our strength and control emotions by saying we can do it. Changing a quadrant is an internal journey, we have to learn the new mindset and new skillsets. 

What’s the main difference between winners and losers? Losers keep giving more investment to their losing positions and winners cut the losing positions. Winners know that losing can come in the way of winning so they do not stay in ego that they cannot lose.

Above emotional biases stop us from taking wise, rational decisions. If a person’s emotions think for them, those emotional thoughts often blind them from seeing anything else. Emotions always need to control and that is a key to success in an “I” quadrant.

Knowledge is overrated. Temperament comes first then experience and then knowledge which was quoted by Mr. Durgesh Shah sir in one of its interview.

Read for more detail: Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom


We have seen in the previous chapter that many of us working for the others and lastly that would keep us into the financial struggle. We consider many things as an asset such as a car, wristwatch, expensive products, smartphone etc. But does it have the same value when we going for sold?

Though we are doing a job we need to build an asset which has a real value. This act only can help us to become rich.

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When we earn during our job, we need to focus on buying an asset rather than spending money on luxury items. Rich spend last on luxury items but poor spend it on first. These luxury items will create an impression of a rich person but actually, we stuck into the more debt trapped. We should focus on not to look rich, but to be rich. We need to understand the difference between looking rich and being rich. Looking rich is easy nowadays and anyone can look rich but being rich is difficult. We have to control our emotions, saved ourselves from social traps, not falling into the debt trap, etc. We need to make an arrangement that our assets earn for us and we buy luxury from that income rather buy it on the credit. Credit help us to fulfil our temptation immediately but using that we cannot put our step forward to being rich.

Poor and middle-class people suggest that rich people should get punished through tax but actually, middle-class people get highly punished through taxes. They try to look rich and buy an asset which does not have real value so that they have to pay a tax when they acquire depreciating assets. And rich people buy appreciating assets which don’t have higher taxation compared to depreciating assets and also earn income from it.

Disclosure – Companies mentioned in the article are just for an example & educational purpose. It is not a buy/sell/ hold recommendation. 

Read for more detail: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!