Correction, Hope and Forgiveness

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Today I have a rather unusual and more personal post. Recently I was thinking a few things over about where my life was heading and where I wanted to be. The same morning I had been reading a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and I must tell you it has been a while since I picked up a book and didn’t let go until the last page.

The book is about how a young kid who was brought up by two Dads, a rich Dad and a poor Dad and how he learned different lessons from each Dad about making money, financial awareness and building assets. But after reading the book, it also gives a much bigger picture.

The book wasn’t just about money and making money –  It was about life .

The book describes how the the rich think differently – they think of building assets that will support their families future for as long as possible, rather than trying to consistently find new offers and having to go out hunting for a living all the time.

This was good information but there was something more to it than that.

The book really made me look hard at my own life as a big picture..

And I mean REALLY look.

It threw me into a thinking frenzy for 2 days – in fact I thought so hard my brain hurt – (I’m not joking) .

The book made me realize I was heading in the right direction partly but I had made some big mistakes and I had picked up some bad habits along the way that had diverted my path.

This book made me realize that those bad habits had to go and I must try hard to correct the path and amend mistakes. I only hope that it’s not too late to correct the path and that those who were affected by my own bad habits will show forgiveness.

I’ve never been much of a religious person but I must admit there have been a few moments where I have experienced a feeling of a greater force of guidance that I simply couldn’t explain.

I know, I know..

‘Heavy stuff John” I hear you say..

But I had to write this since I truly believe that there comes a point in everyone’s life where they reach a fork in the road. If you suddenly realize you have been diverted or somehow nudged from the right path for any reason then you must realize that as soon as possible and correct it – get back on the right path.

The moral of this post I suppose is that if you suddenly have a moment of enlightenment, don’t let it go, embrace it – it might just be that something bigger than you is trying to guide you along the right path.

If you are feeling upto a life changing moment then I really would recommend the book..

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‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert T Kiyasaki

(This is an affiliate link by the way and if you do chose to buy it I would receive a small commission in return – it’s not that much a big of a deal considering this book could change your life, seriously).

So, now I’ve got that off my chest I feel a whole lot better and I would welcome anyone else to do the same by leaving a comment below.

I’m not trying to be the vicar of Dibley here or anything but seriously, If there is anything you want to get of your chest, OR if you have ever realized your on the wrong path and had to back track a few steps to correct it, then I’d love to know about it, let me know by leaving a comment below..

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8 comments

  1. Ed says:

    Hey John,

    First of all I think its important, to address your balance and you feel about your future, at the end of the day its all part of being in the internet marketing game…

    To improve our future!

    I myself have looked at mine in a simular more basic way as the boy in the ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ book my dad was a very forthright and genuine honest working class man, that taught me the way the world turned!

    My Uncle was a reasonably richman after deciding that being employee was not for him he built a string of shops throughout England , and his achievement also appealed to me!

    So I guess, I have more of my Uncles vain in me than my Dads, but the trains of thought instilled in me by ‘both’, have made me as a seperate entity what I am today!

    Great post John….Ed.

    • John B says:

      Thanks for your reply and your honesty Ed. My Dad was an entertainer and was not financially motivated except to keep me in school whilst working overseas. But come to think of it, now you mention it Ed my fathers brother (my Uncle) was also a quite wealthy man with his own transport company and fleet of transporters.

      We might have more in common than we think Ed!

      Cheers,

      John B

  2. Mandy Allen says:

    HiJohn,

    I like sound of this book and am going over to order it now. I think we must all look at the bigger picture and recognise both our need to provide and our need to sustain, but most of what we do is directed by how we think. Great post, thanks.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy
    Mandy Allen recently posted..Are events in your life a catalyst for change

    • John B says:

      Hi Mandy,

      The stimulus which triggered me to think so hard was exactly what you confirmed Mandy, the need to provide and our need to sustain.

      Thanks for popping over!

      John B

  3. John McNally says:

    I’ve heard of this book before John, but I always assumed it was two brothers, one brought up by a rich dad, and the other by a poor dad. It sounds more interesting now that you’ve explained It’s just one boy who has an insight into two different ways of living. 8)

    You have obviously been affected by the book, and any novel that has that much power has got to be worth reading. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

    John
    John McNally recently posted..Dreamweaver or XsitePro

    • John B says:

      Hi John,

      You might have read it John and yes there is a story about 2 kids at the start of the book and I think that the ongoing story is told by one of them. I read it so quickly. I will be reading it again soon john but yes your are right it really did have an affect on me – maybe it was just timing or something (which relates more to marketing in general) i.e. being in the right place at the right time.

      Well, thanks for your comments John I always appreciate your point of view.

      John B

  4. Barry Wells says:

    Hi John, My father ran off when i was a kid leaving his 5 children behind never to return. I was only 10 and tried my best to stop him by grabbing onto his leg but he just kicked me off and walked away. He only moved 10 miles down the road but never once came back to see us…….

    As a result we (the 5 kids) have emotional issues when it comes to father child relationships. Just watching them on TV puts a lump in my throat. Sadly when he left all of my uncles stopped calling round as well, so we didn’t have anyone setting us any examples when we were growing up.

    As you can imagine we became a bit of a wild bunch but my mum stuck by us and tried her best.

    The book may be one of the best John but sadly i can’t read anything like this as it just brings it all back mate.

    I can only imagine the pleasure it must have been to have had 2 dads showing an interest and helping to develop a young boy into a man, rich or poor financially the boy was rich with love.

    Catch up soon John, Barry

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