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What the Wealthy Do

WAHM Wednesday!

This is the first of our new WAHM Wednesday series. I will bring entrepreneurship/finance/career related posts and more importantly there will be a linkup for others to post useful and informative posts/links that will help a WAHM or wanna be WAHMs out!

20 Things the Rich Do Everyday

I found this list HERE but Dave Ramsey said he got it from the dude below:

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 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.

 

I don’t like lists like these because they’re so nebulous….and generalizey….but it’s interesting to see the habits of the “wealthy” folks.

Do you do any of the things on the list?

I’ve got 11 of them down. A few don’t apply to me yet but I will when my kids are older. As for #14….I’ll be part of that 6% dammit!

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K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

Thursday 21st of November 2013

I definitely do a lot of reading. I make sure to get in at least an hours of reading a day and I do read nonfiction books to the kids every once in a while. I enjoy making lists and writing my goals down. Some days I do only watch an hour of tv. Now, I need to work on getting the kids to just one hour of tv.

This is a pretty good list to show that you have be productive and purposeful with your time. Do things that will add to your value.

Dani Faust

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Good on you for reading so much and TVing so little!

HarlemLoveBirds

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Very interesting! Along the lines of eating well my husband was telling me in his research he's found so many of the wealthy are vegetarian/vegan. Not sure if I could do that!

Dani Faust

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Do you do many of the things listed? Vegan? Hey...if you wanna PAY me millions of dollars to be vegan, I'll do it. But I dunno if I could do it otherwise. I mean....bacon.

Carissa

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Yep so I am so about to change my life around and practice more tips of wealthy!!!! LOL!!!

Dani Faust

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Nice! Do you currently do any of the things listed?

Poised In Print

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

It seems to be a general list with simple practices for success versus wishing for a big break. As always, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

Dani Faust

Thursday 21st of November 2013

Absolutely! Do you do any of the things listed?

KalleyC @BloggingWhileNursing

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

I think this is a pretty good list to give us the mindset of those who are wealthy. It's a beginning step for those who don't know how to align themselves to prepare for their good fortune. It's like winning the lottery--most people lose it all soon, others are able to hold on a little longer by adapting good habits.

Dani Faust

Thursday 21st of November 2013

I always feel bad for those lotto winners who lose it all quickly. It is a good list to be mindful of our day to day practices. Do you do any of the things listed?

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