The Law of Reciprocity

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In the book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki said, “Whenever you feel short or need of something, give what you want first, and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, or friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may do, but it has always worked for me. I trust that the principle of prosperity is true, and I give what I want. I want money, so I give money, and it comes back in multiples. I want sales, so I help someone else sell something, so sales come to me. I want contacts, and I help someone else get contacts. Like magic, contacts come to me. I heard a saying years ago that went: God does not need to receive, but humans need to give. My rich dad would often say that poor people are more greedy than rich people. He would explain that if a person is rich, that person is providing something that other people want. Whenever I think people aren’t smiling at me, I simply begin smiling and saying hello. Like magic, the next thing I know is that I’m surrounded by smiling people. It is true that your world is only a mirror of you. So that’s why I say, teach and you shall receive.

This is called the “Law of Reciprocity,” which suggests that if you want to receive something, you should be willing to give it first, whether, in the form of quality work, innovative ideas, or assistance to others, you create a foundation for financial abundance and success.

Ultimately, the message of giving what you want in Rich Dad Poor Dad is a call to action. It encourages readers to move away from a mindset focused solely on earning a paycheck and instead adopt an entrepreneurial mindset that seeks opportunities to create and give value to others. By doing so, you not only increase your chances of financial success but also contribute positively to your community and society as a whole.

Something to Think About
This is such a simple concept, but one that most rarely think of first. When we want something, it’s only natural to think or focus on how to get it. When you start thinking about ways to help others achieve what you want, opportunities will come your way and your world will begin to change.

Weekly Activity
This week, shift your thinking from, how do I get it, and create an action plan to help others achieve it.

Words of Wisdom
The law of karma is never wrong. Every action produces a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. What we sow is what we reap.” – Deepak Chopra

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others exists in you.” – Zig Ziglar

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”- Ray Goforth

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn

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