Over the past few weeks I’ve been playing The Cashflow Game online, from Rich Dad Poor Dad author, Robert Kiyosaki, with a couple of my colleagues.
I’ve really enjoyed playing and have learned so much. I’ve learned lots of lessons about dealing with financial crises, like when you land on the divorce card and lose all your money or you find yourself redundant or the value of your shares gets halved and let’s not even mention the cost of having children when you land on that one.
There are plenty of positive scenarios as well, like when your shares double or you get to sell a condo or house for a big profit or your business brings in lots of extra monthly revenue.
It’s a great game and it’s free. I’ve included a link at the bottom of the thought.
The reason I’m sharing this is to also share a major lesson I learned from one of my game partners and that is, “To be intentional”.
In a couple of the games I was losing big time. I was getting annoyed and wanted to just quit and give up (life lesson number 1). My colleague, who is an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) master coached me, “Power of intention, Shirley,” she said.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Have a look at where you are on the board and see how many moves you need to make to land on the opportunity you want.”
I still didn’t understand.
“When you click to roll the dice, be intentional about the number you want to roll.”
“Oh, okay”, and so I did.
In this week’s game, I won twice because I was intentional. I worked out the number I needed to roll on the dice to land on my dream and I was intentional about having enough money to buy it and I did.
I loved the reminder to be intentional. My partner also reminded me, “Be intentional in life. too.” It doesn’t only work in the game. The power of intention can bring you extraordinary results.
It was such a great reminder; such a great lesson. I am so grateful and wanted to share with you.
Here’s the link if you’re interested. You can play by yourself or with others: https://bit.ly/shirleycashflow. Let me know what you learn (about yourself and about managing your finances).