In The Cashflow Quadrant™ Robert Kiyosaki discusses the “Be Do Have” model. For me this is one of the most important concepts I have learned from Robert and yet one I still (almost 20 years since first hearing it) struggle to fully embrace.
It means who do we have to “be”, to “do” what is necessary to “have” whatever it is we want to have. Goals are the “have” part of the three words. Once most people they have worked out what they want and write their goal down they begin listing what they have to do to achieve it. They focus on what they have to do rather than who they have to be.
If this is the first time you have heard the concept it may seem weird or difficult to grasp. It did for me! Over the years I have continued to develop a deeper understanding of the formula.
The example Robert gives in the book is one that happens for many people. When it comes to money, people often try and do what rich people do and copy what they have. They go and buy an expensive house or car and send their kids to expensive schools. Often they get themselves into debt trying to look good and this causes them to have to work harder (do more).
Robert says that moving from the left to right side of the Quadrant is much more about “being” than “doing”.
It is not so much what people from the “B” or “I” quadrants do that makes the difference, but how they think. The thing is we can all change our thinking. Sometimes it is hard to change but we can do it. There are people who are skilled in helping others make positive changes. I encourage you to seek them out. Another very important factor is who we hang out with – do our friends and family support us?
Who do you need to become, to do what you need to do in order to have your desires? Do you know? Please leave me your comments.