Are You an Entrepreneur ?

( Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: 10
Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar
Business by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter.) Are You an Entrepreneur? As you can tell, there are differences between
employees and entrepreneurs. The purpose of this video is to go deeper
into those differences so you can decide, before you quit your job, if being an entrepreneur
is the path for you. In my opinion the biggest difference between
an entrepreneur and an employee is found in the differences between the desire
for security and the desire for freedom. My rich dad said,
“If you become a successful entrepreneur, you will come to know a freedom very few people
will ever know. It is not simply a matter of having a lot
of money or free time. It is the freedom from the fear of fear itself.” “Freedom from the fear of fear?” I asked. Nodding, he continued,
“When you look under the covers of the word security, you find fear hiding there. This is the reason most people say, ‘Get
a good education.’ It’s not out of the love of study or scholarship,
it is out of fear the fear you won’t get a good job, or be
able to earn money. Look at how a teacher motivates students in
school it is motivation by fear. They say,
‘If you don’t study you will fail.’ So they motivate students to study by the
fear of failing. When the student graduates and gets a job,
once again the motivation is fear. Employers say verbally or nonverbally,
‘If you don’t do your job, you’ll be fired.’ The employee works harder out of fear, the
fear of not putting food on the table, the fear of not having money to make the mortgage
payments. The reason people crave security is fear. The problem with security is that it does
not cure fear. It simply throws a blanket over the fear,
but the fear is always there, like the boogeyman chuckling under the bed. ” Being in high school at the time, I could
really relate to the idea of studying out of fear. “In school, I only study because I am afraid
of failing. I do not study because I want to learn. I am so afraid of failing I study subjects
I know I will never use.” Nodding, rich dad said, “Studying for security is not the same as
studying for your freedom. People who study for freedom study different
subjects than people who study for security.” “Why don’t they offer a choice of study
in school?” I asked. “I don’t know,” said rich dad. “The problem with studying for security
is that the fear is always there, and if the fear is always there, then you
rarely feel secure, so you buy more insurance and think of ways to protect yourself. You always quietly worry, even if you pretend
you’re successful and have nothing to worry about. The worst thing about living a life of security
is that you often lead two lives the life you live and the unlived life you
know you could be living. Those are some of the problems with studying
for security. The biggest problem of all is that the fear
is still there.” “So becoming an entrepreneur means you will
not have any fear?” I asked. “Of course not!” smiled rich dad. “Only fools believe they have no fear. Fear is always present. Anyone who says he or she doesn’t have fear
is out of touch with reality. What I said is, ‘Freedom from the fear of
fear.’ In other words, you don’t have to be afraid
of fear, you don’t have to be a prisoner of fear, fear will not define your world,
as it does most people’s worlds. Instead of fearing fear, you will learn to
confront fear and use it to your advantage. Instead of quitting because your business
is out of money, because you are afraid of not being able to pay your bills,
being a true entrepreneur will give you the courage to go forward, to think clearly, to
study, to read, to talk to new people, to come up with new ideas and new actions. The desire for freedom can give you the courage
to operate for years without needing a secure job or a steady paycheck. That is the kind of freedom I am talking about. It is the freedom from the fear of fear.
We all have fear the difference is whether fear causes us to
seek security or to seek freedom. An employee will seek security;
an entrepreneur will seek freedom.” “So if security is the result of fear, what
is the driving force behind freedom?” I asked. “Courage,” smiled rich dad. “The word courage comes from the French
word, le coeur the heart.” He paused for a moment and then finished this
conversation by saying, “Your answer for choosing to be an entrepreneur
or an employee is found in your heart.”

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