Money.

It can be the cause of greed, envy, jealousy – and even the break-up of friendships and marriages.

However, it can also ensure that you not only get to live your desired lifestyle… but that you have the freedom to implement some of your grander dreams.

It’s this juxtaposition that often causes the biggest issues between people when it comes to the “M” word.

Which is why today’s book in the challenge, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki, is an international best-seller (the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series has sold an incredible 26 million copies!) because it examines the different relationships we have with money from an emotional point of view.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki“One dad would say, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’ The other, ‘The lack of money is the root of all evil.’ One dad had a habit of saying, ‘I can’t afford it.’ The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I say, ‘How can I afford it?’” – Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

And some words from Brian on the book: As with all success stories, there’s a reason. Kiyosaki has a knack for getting right at the heart of the issue and in his simple, unpretentious prose, he captures our attention and gives us some powerful ideas to think about and implement into our lives – addressing what has to be one of the most challenging arenas for all of us: money.

In today’s challenge, we’ll look at how Kiyosaki juxtaposes his biological, educated, government-employed father who always struggled financially (Poor Dad) with his best friend’s entrepreneurial, wealthy father (Rich Dad) and check out his big ideas about how the rich think more than a little differently than the poor and the middle class. And, of course, you’ll be inspired and empowered to get your rich thinking cap on.

Awesome book. A definite must read. You can grab a copy here.

P.S. Want to get Brian’s full summary on Rich Dad, Poor Dad? Just click here to get your copy of his entire Philosophers Notes collection.