I want to share today some insights from Tom Corley`s latest best seller "Rich Habits", no magic formulas or illusions, just habits. It ended up on my (ever growing) pile of books to read and I decided to give it a sneak peak.
This is what I found.
In the past five years Corley has studied and documented the daily activities of 233 multi-millionaires and those of 128 people who had economic challenges. During his `social experiment` Corley highlighted more than 200 activities that the very wealthy do every day and that are not given a lot of importance to by many.
These activities seem to be the reason for their success rather than the consequence. They can be summed up in 10 habits, how many have you already made yours?
1 – Define your goals and focus on one at a time (so multi-tasking does not get us far after all?).
2- Write your daily activities in a to-do list.
3 – Wake up 3 hours before arriving to the office and start your day with a `sacred hour` (are you aware of the 20/20/20 rule for the most important hour of your day, sports/meditation/reading? Will post more about this soon.)
4 – Read 52 books a year (…I guess 30 is a good start as a young parent?…).
5 – Avoid to eat junk food and if you do reduce that to max 300 calories a day.
6 – Exercise at least 4 times a week (as a new parent I have been slightly struggling with that but where there is a will…).
7 – Stop talking start doing.
8 – Change your opinion on luck. Success is only minimally brought by luck rather by good habits and perseverance.
9 – Don't waste time with gaming, lotteries and the likes.
10 – Call your mum for her birthday… 80% of the richest people seem to keep in touch with their family, close friends and close contacts regularly against the 11% of the less wealthy.
Where do you stand with these 10 habits?
His further magic word here being networking, 5 hours a month should be spent on this activity.
Let`s talk in a few months again? ;-)