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If You Want To Be Rich And Happy, Don’t Go To School

Dec 1 2017

This was the title of a provocative book written by Robert Kiyosaki who authored another popular book called “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.


My wife Susan recently shared a similar thought-provoking YouTube by Gautam Khetrapal “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education”


Today, it seems more important than ever to rely less on your University degree and more on your self-learning, initiative and ‘can-do attitude’.

Your ability to grow and develop your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) seems to override your technical ability or IQ.


Leaders, like Darren and Trisca in the previous story, regularly challenge themselves and look in the leadership mirror. This is a significant part of growing your emotional intelligence and success in business and life. 

Leaders are:

  • Passionate about developing others
  • Clear about their vision and 
  • Communicate that vision in a way that excites and engages their people – They draw others towards that journey.

These are all traits that require a high degree of emotional intelligence, any other “Higher Degree” is not necessarily required!


Here is the powerful YouTube from by Gautam Khetrapal: 

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my eduction”