I've spent the last three days at the Rich Dad Education Basic Training seminars in Phoenix, AZ. I have an investor client who signed up to go to the training and asked me to attend as her guest. I have to admit, I was a little reluctant to attend. I'm a motivated real estate agent, but not necessarily a motivated real estate investor.
The first day of the seminar, I was impressed... Wow!!! they have got some great stuff here, and I'm really learning some valuable information.
The second day of the seminar, I was a little deflated.... What do you mean.... Advanced Training!!! What's that?? It cost how much??!!!
The last day of the seminar, I got over my shock and awe of Advanced Training prices ($9K - $43K), and accepted that this may just be basic training, but I really did learn a lot and I'm happy to say it was completely worth my time.
No I didn't sign up for the Advanced Training, as I mentioned above, I'm not a motivated real estate investor. My client who is very much a motivated real estate investor did sign up and I really think that she will gain a lot from the additional training and run with it. I foresee her in 5 years laying on a beach somewhere, with not a care in the world. (if that's what she wants)
Before attending the Rich Dad seminars, I did a little research about it on-line. I found a lot negative comments and began to worry about what I was getting myself into. I'm sure those negative comments stem from people who attended the 3-day training expecting to learn all there is to know about real estate investing. I'm also sure they were a little shocked when they found out about the additional training costs felt a probably felt a little jaded. I have to admit, I was very much taken back by the costs involved. I didn't know the training I attended was a pre-cursor to more expensive training.
In the middle of the third day, I began to realize that there is no way to learn everything in 3 days!! I truly learned a lot and I learned that there is so much more that I don't know. I appreciate how our trainer spoke about doing everything within the letter of the law and that he was very interested in helping the people he worked with. I felt that he cared about the people, not just the money to be made. He stressed honesty and integrity in all deals.
As I was leaving on my third day, I knew that the program was good and that if a person was motivated enough to follow it, they would realize large profits quickly.
So if any of you are debating on going, my advice is definitely attend the 3-day basic training. If you like what you hear and feel motivated, go ahead and take that leap into Advanced Training. They will give you the knowledge, you just need to bring the gumption!!!