Played my favourite game last night … Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Game. I go to an “official” club run by Kurt Won held at Gloucester Road in London. As part of the total learning experience we get to watch a short video recorded by the great man himself.
Last nights question was how are you playing you financial game … as a winner or someone afraid? It became really clear to me that we were all a special or select type of person – someone motivated to do something differently – by sheer fact that we were out developing ourselves and our personal understanding of the world of business and finance. In fact you are part of that select and special group too – because you are reading this blog – I assume with the intention of learning something new (although of course one should never assume – haa haa !)
As part of the class we were asked to think about how we manage our emotions – specifically fear, greed and loss. If these emotions dominate your thinking then the “game” that you play is very definitely different. As the conversations continued it became clear that we all saw ourselves as winners or aspired to be winners. It also became clear that we definitely did not want to play with losers on our teams.
It prompted me to reflect on the interview I had given that morning and how messages seem to appear in close succession. I had only just been talking about my previous job working in education strategy where I had to bring seemingly competitor organisations together to work in a collaborative way to increase business for all. It is that belief or philosophy that has been influencing my current business model, which is all about building a wider collective of mutually supportive and yet independant property businesses.
I asked the question what can we do to help other businesses succeed and still remaining winners ourselves?