Why We Want You to Be Rich

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“Why We Want You To Be Rich: Two Men – One Message” by Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki (along with Meredith McIver and Sharon Lechter) is not my favorite of Donald Trump’s books, nor is it my favorite book by Robert Kiyosaki. However, I did enjoy this collaboration of the two financial giants, and found the book made me think about some things that will help me in my future, and that is what I believe the two set out to do.

If you want a book where Trump and Kiyosaki say, “Do A, then do B, and then do C, and you will be rich like us,” you will be greatly disappointed with this book. I think many negative reviews are from people who wanted that cookie-cutter advice and promise of riches. The book’s title even says “why” not “how” when it comes to making wealth.

I think the best way to read the book is to read one chapter at a time, and then actually think about the questions asked at the end of the chapter and how what they wrote could apply to your own unique situation. Or maybe, read the book through, and then go back chapter by chapter and think about the questions they pose.

Parts one and two are motivational with chapters such as: Our Shared Concerns, Why We Want You To Be Rich, Winners Take Control, and Think Big – Think Expansion. Some of this has appeared in similar ways or the same ways in some of the other books by these two, but, but it was still motivating and helps get you to think creatively. Parts three, four, and five are interesting because the chapters are questions and you get Kiyosaki’s and Trump’s responses to the questions. Such as: What did you learn from your mother and father, what did you learn from school, what did you learn from business, what should I do regarding different life situations, what things to invest in such as real estate and network marketing.

None of what they write is earth shattering and once reading the book you can apply it and become wealthy over night. However, if you think about what they write, and then think about yourself and what you have learned and what you can do going forward, I think you may be surprises at just how useful this book can be.

I like Donald Trump, I like Robert Kiyosaki, and I liked “Why We Want You To Be Rich.” Again, it is a motivational book and a book to make you think, rather than a “how to.” So if you want to think about your life and future a bit, read this book to be stimulated on what to think about in a positive way.


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