I recently interviewed best-selling author Kim Kiyosaki, who is passionate about empowering women with the right skills and knowledge so they can achieve financial freedom. It’s a topic I’m also particularly passionate about so it was great to chat to Kim about her new book It’s Rising Time! What it really takes for the reward of financial freedom. Our conversation resulted in this week’s Enterprise post.
Kim Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur, author and, yes, wife of Robert Kiyosaki, the man behind the worldwide Rich Dad, Poor Dad phenomenon. Like her husband, she is passionate about financial education, particularly among women, and has just released the book It’s Rising Time! What it really takes for the reward of financial freedom.
The focus of the book is about building wealth. Specifically about making the right investment decisions so that you are putting your money into assets that will generate positive cash flow for years to come. The concept isn’t a new one. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of the philosophy she and her husband have been preaching to the world for over a decade when Rich Dad, Poor Dad first burst on the scene.
Despite this, Kiyosaki felt it was important to write the book as a wake-up call to women. While the book is part “how to”, it’s also a motivational kick up the bum for women who have either neglected their financial planning or have handed over the reins to their partner.
“I think there just comes a time where there’s a mindshift that goes ‘Sometimes, you’re going to have to put yourself first’,” she says.“I think women sometimes think that they’re being selfish if they do something for themselves. I think we just have to change that. Your financial life is everything and if you can’t take care of yourself financially, how are you going to prepare for your kids and take care of them as well?”
You can read the full Enterprise post here.