Flying Coach with Robert Kiyosaki of
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
authors often prefer self-publishing, because they enjoy more control, flexibility and profits from their books.
Robert and Kim Kiyosaki with Helen Chang
on a flight to Phoenix
was on a recent flight to Phoenix for my niece's graduation. When I walked on
the plane, I had a hard time finding seats. I finally found an open middle
seat, and as I prepared to sit down, I recognized the man in the aisle
my gosh!" I said, "I've interviewed you!" I didn't want to
shout his name to the entire plane load of people. I had interviewed him
for a magazine many years ago.
smiled and turned to the woman in the window seat, saying, "This is my
It's so nice to meet you!" I said, extending my hand.
putting away my bag, I plopped down between Kim and Robert Kiyosaki. "I
feel like I'm sitting between Rich Mom and Rich Dad!" I proclaimed.
Robert and Kim Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki is author of the
blockbuster, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and Kim Kiyosaki wrote the
bestselling, Rich Woman. Together, they run billion-dollar
I chatted with them for the entire
Kim, I chatted about meditation, non-GMO foods, the price of gold, presidential
candidates and the next subprime crisis. I also thanked her for being a soul
who has brought so much joy and wisdom to the world.
Robert, I chatted about the courses I had done with him, his products in Hawaii
when I was growing up, and the TED talk he'd just given in San Diego.
thanked him for teaching me many principles that I use in my business
today. I particularly thanked him for one of the biggest business
principles, which he role modeled.
eyebrows lifted, as he waited for me to tell him what it was.
I said. "I practice tithing in my business."
smiled broadly and his eyes lit up.
At the end of the flight, Robert and Kim graciously agreed to take a selfie with me.
Robert's bestselling Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a classic. However, most people don't know that the book was originally self-published, and he sold copies to Amway, a network marketing group, before it was picked up by a traditional publisher. In fact, many of Kiyosaki's books today are still self-published.
Bestselling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
many entrepreneurs and thought leaders such as Robert Kiyosaki, self-publishing
(also called independent publishing) is preferred. It gives them more control, flexibility and profits from their books.
For such entrepreneurs, the publishing company is not their brand. They are their brand.
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