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10 Habits that Affect Wealth
  • Posted Oct 9, 2013


Jackpots and lotteries aside, one must always work towards wealth. But did you know that adding value to your life is also dependent on your actions outside the workplace?

Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, once spent 5 years studying the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128 poor people.  He discovered that wealthy people differed vastly compared to poor people in 140 specific ways.

Here are 10 of the more noteworthy differences:


1.) Reading is Underrated

86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.

2.) Manage Relationships

79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.

3.) Exercise Often

76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4.) Set a Single Goal

80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

5.) You Are What You Watch

6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.

6.) Learning is Lifelong

86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.

7.) Keep Yourself in Check

81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.

8.) The Early Bird Gets the Worm

44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs. 3% for poor.

9.) Be Considerate

6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.

10.) Create Your Own Luck

75% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.



Do you agree or disagree with these findings? What are your personal habits that have improved your wealth?

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