I picked up Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki on the advice of a good friend who I eventually went into business with. I can say with certainty that Rich Dad changed my life for the better. I will admit though, I hesitated nearly a year before reading it… Like many others I viewed this book as a self-help book with all the negative connotations those who are afraid of change use to keep themselves stuck. I cannot thank my friend enough for breaking me of that habit.
The basic understanding Mr. Kiyosaki displays in this quick read is one of assets versus liabilities and how to use assets to escape the rat race. This book is both informative and entertaining. It is by no means a chore to read; as many other financial books can be. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels trapped in their job. This is not a guide book with all the answers, but it will give you the boost you need to get moving into a direction that will be both more fulfilling and financially rewarding.
I have read many other books since Rich Dad yet it remains the one that helped me make the greatest change in how I perceived my life and further how I choose to live it.