Following 173 pages of short stories, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki instantly empowers. At the time I read this finances were strained but there was a quick reveal for motion into better health by page two.
Robert’s first proficient fact: schools focus on scholastic and professional skills, not money or finance.
Where the reveal occurred was as Robert shared the difference between two influential men to his upbringing. One, a father-figure he began to model. The second, his natural father who was loving but had a different way of living than the other. Robert compared the influence of his two fathers:
...one dad had a habit of saying, “I can’t afford it.” The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, “How can I afford it?” One a statement, and the other is a question.
Robert continuously reminds the reader to “mind your own business”. Your dollar virtually becomes your employee.
Makes sense! We need money to provide food, shelter and clothing.
What about health?
Health resources are also an employee. Necessary and equal to health. Healthy spending is equivalent to healthy eating, sleeping, working…
Robert points to lack of financial education in the community. Health education is becoming better but a holistic approach to include all wellbeing aspects is where it lacks.
The rich and poor dad emulated their thoughts about money by their choice words. Health is similar. Words are thoughts expressed as surroundings are an expression of what valuable. A classroom, work-space, cafeteria, and work culture – those surroundings influence health choices.
If we all were to ‘mind our business’ about health then how do words and surroundings convey the business of personal health?
Each time the wallet opens we mind that ‘thing’ purchased. Elective power begins with mental reflection of words, sights, sounds, smells, textures. Everything is a direct influence.
Do you agree?