The Cashflow Quadrant is the follow-up guide to finding the financial fast track that best works for you. It reveals the strategies necessary for moving beyond just job security to greater financial security by generating wealth from four selective financial quadrants.
This work will reveal why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others. It’s simply a matter of knowing which quadrant to work in.
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This one is more concrete. Although Robert does delve into some abstractions, under the hood, he really wants to hammer hard some really fundamental concepts that often seem to go against conventional wisdom.
This book did a great job at stripping down the four quadrants down to their bones and revealing what the person operating each one thought and felt. A lot of words really hit me hard, right in the gut.
Almost shocking how accurate they were, yet I was blinded by society to believe otherwise without me knowing about it. The Left: An E (Employee) is a part of a system.
He/she works for money. An S (Specialist) is the person who wants to do his/her own thing. A lawyer, a heart surgeon, a web developer working as a freelancer fall under this category. These are the people who want to “do their own thing”.
They happen to BE the system. They aim for perfection and because of this, they can’t work with a lot of people since they tend to think highly of themselves and cannot tolerate the mistakes anyone under them makes.
The people on the Left pay the highest taxes. Make very low incomes (when compared to the right), and are enslaved to money. The Right:
The B (Businesspersons), happens to own a system.
This system and the people of his system work hard for them regardless of their physical presence. A business is something that doesn’t require your physical presence in order to generate cash flow.
A business owner pays the least amount of taxes. He pays himself first and then pays everyone second. Contrary to the left quadrants. The I (investors) invest in successful systems. Their money works hard for them day and night to multiply itself.
To people on the Right, it’s not about the money that they make, but about the money, they get to keep. A true definition of wealth is the number of days/years you can go on without working at all.
The people on the left, pay to take risks, while the ones on the right are paid to take risks. One can and should operate in multiple ones. No quadrant is bad per see.
They are all important. It’s just that one side clings to financial security, thereby making life miserable and difficult in the long run, while the other thrives to gain freedom and comfort in the long run.
After laying down the plain and harsh reality of these quadrants, Robert goes into explaining why one should opt to shift to the right side of the diagram. Why it is only logical too.
Why everyone must let go of their financial “securities” in pursuit of financial “freedom”. Why it’s actually riskier to stay on the left side for the rest of your life.
We have been conditioned to not make mistakes. We have been called a good boy or girl for getting good marks and not failing the exams. All of that is nonsense. I liked his analogy.
Learning to shift to the right side is like learning to ride a bicycle. You fall a lot in the beginning, but then it becomes second nature sooner than you realize.
The book later explains different types of investors. Why do some people who think they are businessmen on the right side, are actually Self employed individuals struggling and continually hustling on the left side.
He finally closes off with the steps he took to achieve financial freedom. Robert has an amazing and lucid writing style. He can break down complex financial jargon into easy-to-understand concepts that would make sense to any reader.
Pick up this book, and I’d also suggest the one prior: Rich Dad Poor Dad if you wanna lead a path to financial freedom. These books will completely shift your perspective of wealth and money.
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