Universal Laws Of Becoming An Entrepreneur – #1
March 29, 2012
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It has been an honor to serve as a Rich Dad trainer for the last nine years. Through financial education and Robert Kiyosaki’s concepts I have not only been able to achieve financial freedom but now I teach these principles to my children. Therefore I have written a unique set of agreements to assist you in the process of becoming an entrepreneur. I will post one here a week. Keep your eyes open for each agreement.
Agreement #1 Of 50
I Will Always Do Exactly What I Say I Will Do
I’ve heard the message, “I will always do what I say I will do; my word is my bond” throughout my lifetime. I have always thought I understood its meaning, and for the most part, I work to keep the agreements I make with others. However, I am realizing what I really need to examine is, “With whom do I make and then break agreements most often, and why?” Suddenly I realize the one person I break the most agreements with is me! The truth is, I know when I make agreements with others, and that if I break them, there will be accountability and consequences.
On the other hand, when I break an agreement with myself, no one else knows, but my excuse is a justification of my unwillingness to keep my agreement. This law forces me to recognize the fact that when I break agreements with myself there is accountability and consequences to both my future and my family’s future. It is the most important Universal Law of Being an Entrepreneur, because unless I adhere to it, the rest of the agreements become meaningless. When I give my word, I am making an agreement, a promise, and a pact that must be kept. If I don’t keep that agreement, I am actually giving myself permission to fail and remain in the same financial situation I am currently in.
It is clear that there are tremendous consequences that result when I break agreements with myself. It is also clear that many commitments I break are broken at an unconscious level, allowing me to just sweep them under the carpet.
Keeping my word is the first step to building my character, and it is the first step to growing into a leader of others. Once I have become completely clear about the monumental importance of keeping agreements with myself and with others, I have taken the first step of building the character and leadership skills that will allow me to create the life of my dreams and a legacy for the future generations.