Phil loved reading about and learning from those who were more successful than him, regardless of whether they were older or younger. One of his favorite businessmen and authors was Robert Kiyosaki. This is a direct quote from one of Kiyosaki’s books that Phillip always talked about and I want to share it with you.
“If you are the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for some event that never happens. Then you die a boring old man. The truth is that you let life push you into submission. Deep down you were terrified of taking risks. You really wanted to win, but the fear of losing was greater than the excitement of winning. Deep inside you and only you will know you didn’t go for it. You chose to play it safe.”
My mentor loved this quote because it scared him of being average. This quote described the exact type of person that he didn’t want to be. Upon reading Kiyosaki’s book for the first time, he was motivated to start taking more risks and being more bold. The first thing he did after acquiring this knowledge was invest in a company called Corpus Christi Carpet Cleaner. It was a smart investment I might add and ended up making him a lot of money.