If you are looking to earn much more money, start hanging around rich people. While this might seem extreme, it makes sense once you think about it. Hanging around seriously rich people is an easy way to see how they make the big decisions. If you want to be like them, take direct lessons and copy their positive behaviours.
1. Keep a planner.
Keeping a planner is a crucial habit you should follow because it keeps your life not only organized but also it makes your daily tasks so easy. It doesn’t matter what type of planner you are using whether it’s a notebook or an app on your phone.
Write down to-do lists, short-term and long-term goals, and even dreams. Write down everything that happens like your daily thoughts and all the ups and downs of your day.
2. Put yourself first
You should take care of your body and refresh the mind every single day. You’re a much better worker, creative thinker and faster executor when you take care of yourself. Your health is very important for working long hours and handle under pressure.
3. Read every day
According to Tom Corley’s research that he described in his book Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals, wealthy people choose reading over TV. In fact, 88% of wealthy people read for at least 30 minutes a day. Anything from self-improvement literature to news can help increase your knowledge, which will make you more open-minded and will help you at work.
4. Value your time
Have you ever thought about how much time you actually waste scrolling through social media or binge-watching videos of cute animals? Try cutting down the time you spend in front of a screen and use it to do something that you’ll be thankful for in the future, whether that’s personal development, your health, volunteering or networking.
5. Have a source of passive income
Rich people don’t spend all of their money on designer clothes, expensive gadgets, jewelry or cars like a lot of people think. They don’t waste their money, they make their money work for them. An income based on a side business, investments, dividends or on real estate can be a common source of additional money among the rich. Even having money in a high-yield savings account can make you richer without your immediate participation.
6. Never stop learning
The world we live in changes all the time. New products, innovations, and technology appear almost every day. And if you want to stay on top of things and be successful, you need to constantly educate yourself about everything that is going on. Books, lectures, videos, and podcasts can help you stay up-to-date.
7. Know when to stop
Pushing yourself to the limit, working late nights or bringing work home is not something that rich people do. They know better. It is very important to separate your work from your home and personal life. If you don’t want to end up exhausted, inefficient or burned out then leave work at work.
8. Choose friends wisely
It can be hard, but if you want to be successful, you need to re-evaluate friendships that you have. We take a lot from people close to us, so ask yourself if they are helping you to be your best self or if they’re dragging you down. If your goal is to become wealthy, start making friends with people who can help you with that.
9. Get out of the office
Try to move some of your everyday tasks out of the office, like talking to customers or meeting with clients and experts. These are great ways to change your perspective, expand your knowledge and network. You can’t learn everything by sitting at a desk, but you sure can learn more by leaving it from time to time.
10. Talk less, listen more
This rule is important even if you’re not conversing with a friend. Listening to people’s needs is a crucial point in business, too. Steve Jobs once said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do, we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” People will always say what they don’t like and what they would like to change. We all know that communication is the key, and listening is a part of it.