There is a series of phenomenal books out there. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kirosaki really points out all the flaws with our financial system in regards to teaching kids nothing about money, government laws that benefit the rich, and fundamental gaps in economical myth holding people to each class structure created by society. Rich are rich, because of how they think. We are ingrained into economical thought processes from our parents. Middle class have a classic way of looking at money. Rich teach their children completeyl different about money and how to create financial freedom.
I want midwives to create financial freedom. With no financial barriers to your business, the true mission of purpose can shine. There isn’t pressure of creating a birth center that has to take too many patients to pay the bills. It can truly be what is best for the community. Resources, best products, and business structure can be created from wealth knowledge.
Passive income (money coming into your pocket whether you are awake, sleeping, sick, or on vacation) becomes your main sources of funds. Midwifery can become a hobby, past time, true passion versus biweekly paycheck to pay your bills.
Think of how many women and families we could truly serve IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT. What would your goals for your midwifery practice if that barrier were present??? Think how much happier you would be and community changes you could create. Rich Dad Poor Dad was the first book of Robert Kiyosaki’s series that opened my eyes to working smart, not hard anymore.
I was tired of putting in long hours, missing my family, and having midwifery not be practiced how I envisioned it due to initially perceived barriers of business overhead costs. I learned how to create business systems that supported each other (non profit Amish birth center paid for by Amish gleaning services, bakeries, and Farmer’s Markets). When I looked at barriers to creating a business, it used to be the money (any good business plan will get you the funds from investors, supporters, or community). Now it is time (most valuable asset anyone has). There are only so many hours in the day and how can I get connected with the right people to make these dreams and goal happen.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one’s business and financial aptitude. Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a set of parables, ostensibly based on Kiyosaki’s life.