The military puts its people through rigorous training and preparations to fight for our country. And for Robert Kiyosaki the lessons learned in military school helped prepare him for entrepreneurship.
Popular author of Rich Dad Poor Dad has released a new book, 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs.
In this book Kiyosaki takes us back to military school and teaches eight powerful lessons on applying military training to business.
This is book is sectioned into two parts.
The first section of this book lays out the ground on why some people don’t make it as entrepreneurs and how to become one.
In the second section you’re walked through eight powerful lessons that will show you how to apply military leadership to grow your business.
The chapters include:
- Part One
- Mission Critical
- How to Become an Entrepreneur
- Part Two
- Leaders are Role Models
- Are You a Loner or a Leader
- Discipline Delivers a Higher Quality of Life
- The Power of Respect
- The Need for Speed
- Unite to Win & Divide to Conquer
- Leaders are Teachers
- Leaders is One Big Sales Job
With Different Actions Come Different Results
Kiyosaki has long been one of my favorite personal finance authors for his out of the box thinking. Rather than focusing on nothing but frugality Kiyosaki has shown many people the way to building real, long lasting wealth.
This book is no different.
In fact, one of the things that most surprised me in this book was Kiyosaki’s thinking on needing to be a generalist to own a successful business.
As a reader of many business books I often see the advice that you need to become a specialist on one particular subject to make it. While this might work well when you’re first venturing off into self-employment Kiyosaki suggest you need to become a generalist who surrounds himself with smarter people to develop a larger successful business.
Failing Fast to Make it Big
Another highlight in the books for me was hearing what it took for Kiyosaki to make it in sales. His Rich Dad had given him the advice that he needed to fail faster if he was going to make it. Calling on 3-5 people per day just wasn’t working.
So, Kiyosaki started volunteering at a dial for dollars just to learn how to fail faster.
Failing fast has been one of the most valuable lessons for me in my own business endeavors. Every entrepreneur faces failure and rejection. It’s how you react and how fast you can bounce back that determines your overall success.
I think it’s pretty evident that Robert Kiyosaki is a successful business man in several different niches. It was fun to get inside his mind in this book to see what traits have catapulted that success.
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