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These are few things done by the author. We need to take action and consistently performing the same for achieving the goal. We have to learn from others, experiment those learning and has to do what is really suitable for our temperament.

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!


There is an opportunity available, we need to train ourselves to see it. There are 10 steps mentioned by the author which he has used for creating wealth.

1) Find a reason greater than reality: the power of the spirit

There is always a reason for doing something which is a combination of what wanted to do and what we don’t want.

The author mentions that he does not want to get employed, want to get financially free which provides him with freedom of time. If our reasons do not strong enough then we do not get ready to work hard for doing a thing which we have decided to do. We should understand that without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard. First, complete this step before proceeding further.

2) Make daily choices: the power of choice

We have a choice while we get a rupee. With this rupee, we can choose to become a rich, poor or a middle class through our spending habits. As we have discussed the assets and liabilities so that we need to work on increasing our assets column.

We do not have money then OK but how we spend our time, money which is our choice. We have a precious time with us and we can choose it for learning or just pass it out. As we have a single rupee and choice is us for how to use it. Similarly, we have every single minute and the choice is us how to spend it. When someone teaches us something then without getting arrogant, we need to understand why he is saying such, keep our mind open. We need to keep on learning and after that requires to make a mistake which helps us to understand it in detail. We can learn from the mistake of others. We have to invest in our greatest asset which is our mind. One or two of the successful investment does not make us a successful investor but we need to keep on learning and growing.

3) Choose friends carefully: the power of association

We should not have a friend with comparing to the financial statements, rather we have a friend by looking at their vow of becoming friends. We can learn from rich or middle-class friends also.

Many of the people have their point of view and we need to listen to them with an open mind. We can come to know something new also. We need to know what we are doing and true to ourselves. We do not have to go with the crowd for wealth building.

4) Master a formula and then learn a new one: the power of learning quickly

We have to learn many things and have to master particular things. We have to be disciplined to implement what we have learned. After master into the one learning, we need to move to another learning to master it. In the current fast-changing world, we need to learn fast otherwise our learning will be outdated.

5) Pay yourself first: the power of self-discipline

If we do not have self-control, then we cannot able to become rich. Without self-discipline, lottery winner also broke.

The three most important management skills necessary to start your own business are the management of 1.  Cash flow 2.  People 3.  Personal time

These skills help us to grow and richer but require greater self-discipline. So that pay yourself first is self-discipline and important concept.

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This means what Mr Buffett has mentioned

Income – Investment = Expenses

We should not get trapped of the liabilities and if we owe liabilities then we should not work to pay for it rather others need to work to pay for it.

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Rich knows that savings and investments are for creating more money, not to pay bills.

This rule does not encourage self-sacrifice or financial abstinence. It doesn’t mean to pay yourself first and starve. Life was meant to be enjoyed.

06) Pay your brokers well: the power of good advice

Many a time, we try to save cost and focus on removing intermediaries but we forget that paying well to the professional help us. They provide us with a piece of useful information and services which can help us well.

We have to separate genuine and fake professional and then appoint them as our advisers.

As we have seen that we require to have the skill to manage people. The real skill is to manage and reward the people who are smarter than you in some technical area.

07) Be an Indian giver: the power of getting something for nothing

As we all are an Indian and we people want to know how fast they get their money back.

Wise investors must look at more than ROI. They look at the assets they get for free once they get their money back. That is financial intelligence.

08) Use assets to buy luxuries: the power of focus

It seems easy to use assets column to build a cash flow but difficult in practice. When we are on a diet, many noise and temptation affect our strict actions do not follow our plan. Similarly, when we have prepared a plan to follow our investment and build assets column then outside noise and temptation to fulfil the needs going stop us. In the current environment, very easy to get a loan for any need. And that creates a temptation among us. But we should focus on the creation of the assets column rather bring liabilities on the balance sheet.

Majority of the people cannot able to master their self-discipline and that stops them from becoming rich.

I do not say that do not buy a luxury or stay away from it. But rather to buy it through the liabilities, buy it from the cash flow generated from the asset’s column. And till the time, we do not build our assets column, we have to stop our temptation.


09) Choose heroes: the power of myth

When we have a hero, we try to become like them. And this act helps us with lots of learning. I have a hero in my investment career who are Neeraj Marathe Sir, Kuntal Shah Sir, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Howard Marks, Benjamin Graham, and my friends Mr Amit Pandey, Mr Swapnil Modi. I learn from them; I look at them and try to develop skills into myself. These concepts teach me a lot. Having a hero inspire us to make a decision and act to achieve our desired goal.

10) Teach and you shall receive: the power of giving 

When we want to receive something, first we need to give it to others. As a famous saying – Give respect, take respect. So, what we give, we receive it in a multifold.

So similarly, when we teach to those who want to learn then we get more learning in return. With the same mindset, I have started writing a blog so that I can distribute my learning to others and I got multifold learning over some time. I still keep distributing and keep getting back in return. And for that, I am grateful to all the readers.

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!


It is not necessary that people with decent earning having a Financially literate. And The financially literate person also is not able to create a good asset column. The five reasons are 1.  Fear 2.  Cynicism 3.  Laziness 4.  Bad habits 5.  Arrogance

  • Overcome fear

Everyone has a fear of losing money. It is not a problem but the problem is how we handle it and react to it. Whether a person is rich or poor, he does not like to lose money. Sometime and somewhere, the rich person also has lost money.  “Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die.” when we met a loss then we need to learn from it so that we grow stronger and smarter. We need to learn how to convert losses into profits. We have surrounded by failure. We can fall while walking but we cannot stop walking due to the fear of falling. If we fall then we learn lessons from it and walk again carefully. But we never decide to not to walk. If we want to win then we must have to accept the failure also. We do not only get winning. We must have to be focused on getting success but with accepting failure also.

  • Overcoming Cynicism

Noise coming from inside us or from outside through friends, media, family, etc. Which disturb us and impact on our decision making and emotional ability.

There are many opportunities available to make money but our doubts and cynicism stop us from doing it. It led us to play safer and that brings us back to the area where we only remain with the poor or middle class as an option.

Loser involves into the criticism and winners involves into the analytical part. The analysis opens our mind and we can also come to know our mistakes if we have made. Also, we can come to know how to improve our correct decision in a better way.

If people directly choose not to lose money without making any analysis then it will start creating an unavoidable problem. And actually, it will become impossible to get money.

We fear failure but many of the successful people become successful after failing for many of the times.


  • Overcoming laziness

We always staying busy into many of the stuff and avoid an important part of our life. It can be running behind wealth, health, leisure, etc. So that for remains little less lazy, we need to be greedy.

Rich dad believed that the words “I can’t afford it” shut down your brain. After that brain doesn’t have to think anymore. “How can I afford it?” opened up the brain and forced it to think and search for answers.

I can’t afford it close down all the possible doors, and creates a depression. But reversely, how can I afford to open many possible doors, help us to bring a possibility to afford it. This creates a stronger mind.

When our mind stops us, we need to ask to our mind that what’s for me into this? The mind automatically starts working, greed for our betterment kills our laziness. So, greed is good but excess of everything is a poison and we should keep it to the limit.

  • Overcoming Bad Habits

Our habits make or break us rather our education. If we have a good education but having a bad habit then good education is of no use.

Majority of us first pay due bills and then pay to ourselves if anything left. This is not a habit of rich people. We need to pay ourselves first then to anyone else.

When we pay ourselves first then we have pressure to pay to our creditors. This pressure motivates us to work hard and generate extra income to pay them.

If we have a good money habit to pay ourselves first then we can grow stronger mentally, financially. This is a habit which helps us to grow more.

  • Overcoming Arrogance

Many times, the majority of people does not know about the money. But they do not tell the truth. Rather we should accept that we do not know it and start finding an expert or a book for educating ourselves.

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!


Often in the real world, it’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.

Our financial geniuses require both financial knowledge as well as courage to build wealth. If our fear is so strong then our geniuses also do not work. So that we have to be bold, have to take a calculated risk. We need to convert our fear into power. When our mind is emotionally unstable then we cannot make a wise decision and also, we invite situations which are harmful to us only.

Many of us waiting for the opportunity but we should create an opportunity to get out of the rat race. This thing requires financial intelligence.

We have to understand that money is not real, the important is our mind. If we train it well, then we can defiantly create an enormous fortune.

We can use many available opportunities or can create an opportunity for inventing money. Many of the people save money and invest in the assets from where they get safer interest. But this interest is being taxed. This is a safer option but not a smart option. We have to be financially intelligent to think and make all such wise decisions.

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The problem with “secure” investments is that they are often sanitized, that is, made so safe that the gains are less.

Great opportunities are not seen with our eyes. They are seen with our mind.

Winners do not have a fear of losing in the mind. But losers always have it. This fear stops losers for achieving success.

If we want to become a more professional investor then we need to acquire skills such as –

  • Find an opportunity which everyone else missed – we have to focus on the opportunities which all others have missed and work on it.
  • Raise money – we need to identify alternatives for raising money except for bank.
  • Organize smart people – we need to hire people smarter than us to get advice.

What we know is our greatest wealth and what we do not know is our greatest risk. We need to manage risk, need to learn rather avoid it. More we train our brain; more we acquire knowledge the more we can become opportunistic to acquire more wealth.

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!