1. The Wealthy Eat Right

To begin… Tom Corley did his own research to find habits of rich people vs. poor people – to find that 70% of wealthy people eat less than 300 junk-food calories each day. While 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk-food calories per day.

The lesson to be learned? Your body is a temple… treat it as such!

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2. They Stay in Shape – They Keep FIT!
  1. We all know that a healthy body usually means a healthy and clear mind.
  2. According to research, 76% of wealthy Americans exercise at least 4 days a week, when only 23% of poor people do.

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4. The Wealthy Do Not Disclose ALL
  1. Blurting out ever thought or idea is not going to get you very far in the business world.
  2. According to Corley, only 11.6% of the wealthy will blurt out what’s on their mind, compared to a whopping 69% of the poor.
  3. There is nothing wrong with keeping thoughts and ideas to yourself.
  4. People will flock to you when they see your success. You will look like a super hero and they will want to know your little known secrets to wealth.

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5. The Wealthy Keep a To-Do List – They Stay Organized
  1. Being organized by keeping a to-do list is one of the habits of the wealthy that may seem too simple to be true.
  2. Research shows that 81% of the wealthy keep a to-do list, while only 19% of the poor will.

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6. The Wealthy NEVER Stop Educating Themselves
  1. The wealthy READ! They will read materials related to their career or education to better themselves.
  2. Research shows that 88% of the wealthy will read for at least 30 minutes each day, while only 2% of the poor do likewise.
  3. Did you know that 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor?
  4. Want to increase your bottom line? Stop playing Farmville or Angry Birds and pick up a book.

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7. Give Grandma a Call
  1. Showing the love by remembering somebody on their birthday is good business according to Corley.
  2. It is said that 80% of rich people make it a habit to make birthday calls, compared to only 11% of the poor people.

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8. Stop Watching TV
  1. You want to find the freedom you’ve been desiring for years – to break free from the Rat-Race 9 to 5 and join the distinguished 1% club? STOP WATCHING TV!
  2. According to Corley, 67% of the wealthy people only watch an hour or less of TV on a daily basis – and only 6% of those watch reality TV. He says that 78% of poor people watch reality TV.
  3. Watching excess amounts of TV is indulging in the number 1 mind-numbing activity, which keeps people poor.

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9. The Wealthy are NOT Big on Gambling
  1. 52% of poor people gamble with the hopes of winning big.
  2. The lottery and other forms of gambling are designed to make a profit… the odds are not in your favor.
  3. Only 23% of wealthy people gamble… stop focusing on beating the system and focus on educating yourself for greatness.

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10. The Wealthy WILL Make Daily Positive Choices
  1. Making positive choices each and every day, no matter how small, can create healthy and good habits that will pay off in the long run.
  2. Simply stated… your choices, negative or positive, will be reflected in your results.

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Dave Ramsey

“I was born poor, raised in poverty and watched my parents die that way. I worked hard, eliminated my bad habits, started doing what the wealthy did. Mostly I stopped blaming others for my lack of wealth. Now I am wealthy, and help others who want to be helped.”

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BONUS : The Wealthy Focus on Accomplishing a Single Goal
  1. Setting goals for yourself starts with a strong desire. It is stated that at least 80% of the wealthy focus on accomplishing a single goal.
  2. It is also stated that the wealthy write their goals down in a location to be seen which is 4 times greater than the poor.
  3. Only 12% of the poor people have a goal written down.

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