A few years ago, I toured the country giving a presentation called “What Millionaires Do (and YOU can, too!)”. There were only five key points and you can see the slides here http://www.slideshare.net/24hourwealthcoach/what-the-rich-do-you-can-too or you can watch the video on YouTube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkOMMDZqJ-I
Now, Tom Corley, on his website RichHabits.net, outlines a few more of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor:
Test yourself on these twenty items by giving yourself 5 points for each one you do, and 0 points for one that you could start to do (start tomorrow, why not?)
1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day.
2. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.
3. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
4. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.
5. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.
6. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.
7. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.
8. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.
9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor
10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.
11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
12. 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
13. 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor
14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.
15. 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.
16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.
17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity or good luck vs. 4% for poor.
18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detriment or bad luck vs. 9% for poor.
19. 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.
20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.
As you can see, the list is NOT just about financial wealth: sure, the “riches” often refer to money, but not always. Note again the points about junk food & aerobic exercise: you must also seek to be rich in your health and your fitness, or all of the money in the world is of no use.
Give back, through tithing, donations of cash or offering up your time in volunteer work.
Also seek rich relationships, with your partner and also with yourSELF, your co-workers, your peers, your spirit and other people. And yes, getting up earlier than you have to, is truly an utter life-changer (see my 1000+ sunrise pictures on Facebook for more).
Wishing you the best for riches in all aspects of life & the hope of *wealth in ALL areas*; that’s what we call “24hour wealth”