Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.
Some rich people were born into privilege, others not. Regardless of how they acquired their millions, affluent people need to learn ways of maintaining their fortunes.
According to Business Insider, the nine habits below are the most common free habits shared among successful leaders. Not only do they help maintain their position at the top, but in some cases, helped get them there.
1. Meditation & Healthy Eating.
Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Russell Simmons, Arianna Hoffington, and Bill Ford have all attributed meditation as an ingredient to success. Not only does it help you learn how to focus and center your thoughts, but it provides necessary relaxation to individuals always on the go.
Taking care of the body by relaxing, healthy eating, exercise and adequate sleep will drastically improve your chances of success in your role.
2. Early to Bed, Early to Rise.
Richard Branson, Jack Dorsey, Larry Schultz, Tim Cook, Hilary Clinton and President Barack Obama are all early risers.
By waking up early, you get a chance to gain a head-start on the day and find personal time which otherwise might be difficult to find. Early risers, statistically, tend to be happier and more proactive than those who sleep and rise later.
3. Eager Networkers.
It costs nothing to attend networking sessions and meet new people. Doing this will lead to limitless possibilities, and help you expand your social circle. Not only will this increase your chance of getting a better job, but also expose you to individuals who think differently than you.
4. Keep Busy.
Successful people rarely ever have idle time. Statistically they work 60-65 hours per week (Elon Musk works a whopping 80-100 hours per week), and are passionate about the work they’re performing. Having a strong work ethic is key.
5. When Necessary, They Say “No”.
According to legendary Business mogul Warren Buffett, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Successful individuals can quickly identify opportunities aligning with their vision and goals, and will avoid items that waste their efforts and time. They don’t get easily distracted, but instead have eagle eye vision when it comes to growth opportunities.
6. To-Do Lists.
Driven leaders often will maintain to-do lists to ensure they don’t forget key tasks overnight. Many times, they will keep a notepad near to them or beside their bed to jot down ideas as they come.
As many of our best ideas don’t always come to us in the office, this strategy ensures none of your best ideas are lost in transit. Leaders also number their priority lists, and decide what is most crucial to complete for the next day.
7. Concrete Goals & Visualization.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, “95% of successful achievers… practice writing down their goals, plans, or visions for success on a regular basis.” Doing this helps them prepare for tackling challenges the next day, and know their strategy for achieving specific goals within a specified time period.
8. Manage Their Funds.
Successful people got where they are through managing their funds. They invest their money wisely, looking for new opportunities and always setting aside an “emergency safety net” of funds for dry patches. They are generous and willing to donate, but only within their realm of financial comfort.
9. They read, and don’t watch tv.
According to a recent study, 67% of rich people only watch TV for one hour or less a day. Corley also found only 6% of the wealthy watch reality shows, while 78% of the poor do. Additionally, 86% of the wealthy love to read with 88% claiming they read for self improvement for 30 minutes or more per day.
Stop watching all that reality tv, gang. The Bachelor isn’t going to change your life like an amazing novel will.
Source: Business Insider
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