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16 Rich Habits

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Rich habits.

Some of the differences between rich and poor are obvious, while others are a little more surprising. Here are the most important Rich Habits you can take up to reach and maintain your wealth potential.

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Habits matter

Intelligence, talent and charm are great, but more often than not these aren’t what separate the wealthiest from the poorest.

Instead, the differences are in our daily habits. Do you realize that these subconscious, second-nature activities make up 40 percent of our waking ...

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Read every day

Among wealthy people, 88 percent read 30 minutes or more every day. Just as important, they make good use of their reading time:

  • 63 percent listen to audiobooks during their commute.
  • 79 percent read educational career-related material.
  • 58 percent read biographies of suc...

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Control your emotions.

Not every thought needs to come out of your mouth. Not every emotion needs to be expressed. When you say whatever is on your mind, you risk hurting others. Loose lips are a habit for 69 percent of those who struggle financially. Conversely, 94 percent of wealthy people filter their emoti...

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Network and volunteer regularly.

Whether you fear change, making mistakes, taking risks or simply failure, conquering these emotions is about leaning in just a little until you build up confidence.

You’ll ...

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Talk less and listen more.

A 5-to-1 ratio is about right: You should listen to others five minutes for every one minute that you speak. Wealthy people are good communicators because they are good listeners. They understand that you can learn and educate yourself only by listening to what other people have to say.

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Keep a Mentor.

Among the wealthy, 93 percent who had a mentor attributed their success to that person. Mentors regularly and actively participate in your growth by teaching you what to do and what not to do. Finding such a teacher is one of the best and least painful ways to become rich.

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