20 Things The Rich Do Every Day – Create Habits & Behaviours That Serve You

20 Things The Rich Do Every Day

So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabits.net, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor:

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. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.8. 80% of wealthy make hbd (Happy Birthday) calls vs. 11% of 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 luck vs. 4% for poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental 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.

Growing up, we had an uncle who was a self made millionaire. When I read these 20 Things, they very much remind me of Uncle Eddy.
He was of above average intelligence, self educated, well traveled, generous, very interesting as well as daunting. If you asked him a question – he made you work to learn the answer yourself.
He spent many Christmas’s with us, His presents were the best not only because they were the most expensive but because they always came in parts. So if you got a new bike, ski’s, wagon, whatever – a good part of the day was spent working with him and Dad to build your present. There were 6 of us kids – so it was a  fun day of working together with them. Those were definitely some of our best Christmas’s.

Uncle Eddy – Always told us, Work smart – not hard

He read everyday, he always had a little note pad with a  list of what he needed to get done. It came out of his pocket often so he could add to it or cross off accomplished items. He always scheduled holidays and sometimes took some of us kids.

If you went on a holiday with him – you stopped at every landmark and learned about it etc. There was always time to get proper rest or learn something new, We never got fast food or junk food – every meal was a proper sit down meal.

He tipped well, was polite and engaging, so the waitresses always gave us the best service and went out of their way to provide excellent service. That he was well dressed, good looking and had a great smile made people want to be the one to provide whatever service he required.

Every new stop – no matter who he spoke to he stared the conversation with . Hi my name is Eddy and how are you today sir or ma’am, Then he would say why we were these and what we needed. For example, We are on our way to Vancouver so we need gas,  the oil and tires checked, washrooms and directions to the …. in town that serves the best lunches. (Clear concise effective communication) He always thanked who ever provided each service from busboy to concierge. He never passed a tip or donation jar without contributing.

He taught each one of my brothers chess as small children – he said it taught you to think ahead and plan your moves so you could WORK SMART NOT HARD.

Television was to watch the news and weather or Ed Sullivan.

He always pitched in until the work was done and  was very generous with his time and money. When he was not actively doing something he was reading or learning.

Until I read this list – I didn’t fully realize that what he accomplished, occurred because of how he had innately designed his life to succeed.

My husband, children and I had the honor caring for him in his last months – even then dying of brain cancer he was researching growing hemp and marketing it. He was planning a family trip for all of us to go to Alaska together.

Decide what you are doing today and get on with it. When you start something – finish it and move on. Make sure to plan to put some fun into everyday. You choose how you spend your time and if you don’t make a conscious choice you choose to waste your time.

He lived a very full life that was financially successful, well traveled and ever expanding. He embodied 20 Things The Rich Do Every Day.

We had a friend Earl who was financially stable and had a life rich in experiences. In many ways he also followed this list. He passed at 93 having hand made 700 puzzled trucks for charity that year. He started everyday by reading the paper cover to cover and dong the cross word puzzle. Both of them accomplished  a lot of good in their lives because they chose to live life every singe day.

How they lived each day – made their lives extraordinary in comparison  to most.

Our choices create our experience – so choose and do.  You will have a much richer life experience.
 Create a new life by creating habits that serve you. Start your To Do List and Your Bucket list today. See how much richer your life is a year from now.
This blog is full of articles that give you an array of choices that you can choose to add to your life so you have the health, wellness and energy to enjoy your richest life.  Please use anything you find of value in these posts to help you live your richest life no matter how you define rich.
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