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Success Habits Of The Rich You Can Do Every Day Too

Success Habits Of The Rich You Can Do Every Day Too

Success can only be sustained by having the right habits. Many people get it wrong and allow their riches to consume them. However, if you want to not only get rich, but also sustain it, you have to discipline yourself and commit yourself to successful habits. Even when you possess other factors like motivation, creativity, and persistence, it won’t be enough if you do not have the successful habits many other rich people have.

Here are 9 success habits of the rich that can be accomplished daily by you.

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1. They read

I can’t emphasize how important reading is to your success. It keeps you mentally healthy and inquisitive. The brain needs action. While many will prefer to dull the mind by watching TV, playing video games, and engaging in meaningless chit-chatter, successful people make every second count. They spend their time improving their IQ by reading. As they say, “Leaders are readers.”

2. They are early risers

From Tim Cook, to Marissa Mayer, every successful person out there is an early riser. They know the importance of taking full advantage of their minds and energy as early as possible. Starting their days earlier than everyone else puts them on advantage in time and energy.

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3. They set goals

They consistently work towards their primary goals. They prioritize their ambitions and pursue activities that will direct them towards a major goal. Whether it is business or leisure, they are disciplined enough to religiously pursue what they think will make them better people in the society.

4. They track their progress

It is not just about where they are going, it is also about where they are coming from. If they are pursuing a goal, there will be no attempt in attaining this goal if they cannot measure their progress and know where and how far they have come. Tracking their progress keeps them in tune and fired up with meeting their desires.

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5. They maintain healthy relationships

Successful people are very selective with who they associate with. They know the importance of associating with other success driven and goal-oriented people. They don’t just simply establish these relationships, they also make sure to nurture and invest their time and energy in it. As such relationships grow, they become more successful. Successful people understand that relationships are the currency of the wealthy. They understand that nurtured relationships give a helpful companion, a respected sounding board, and relevant advice.

6. They are good money managers

Successful people have the habit of being good money managers. They spend less than they earn. Rather than spending their money recklessly, they instead save 20 percent of their net income and consider this for future investment. They understand the importance of living below their means and having a financial plan.

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7. They network

They don’t get stuck in a particular spot. They reach out to gain relationships. They network and meet with other people who could be potential clients, colleagues, or investors. They understand the importance of being with others to receive feedback and gain knowledge or experience.

8. They maintain a healthy lifestyle

It is not simply about being successful externally, they also want to be successful internally. Successful people understand that their body is a vehicle for their success. They do well to keep it right by exercising, getting decent sleep, and eating healthy food that will help build their bodies. They wouldn’t let their work get the best out of them, especially enough to break down their health or their relationships.

9. They are organized

Rich people are organized. They have a habit or prioritizing and scheduling their daily activities. They don’t jump into every opportunity that comes their way. Instead, they only do things that would steer them towards their priorities. They understand their limitations. Staying in tune means that they focus their energy and resources on beneficial choices.

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Casey Imafidon

Specialized in motivation and personal growth, providing advice to make readers fulfilled and spurred on to achieve all that they desire in life.

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Last Updated on March 23, 2021

Manage Your Energy so You Can Manage Your Time

Manage Your Energy so You Can Manage Your Time

One of the greatest ironies of this age is that while various gadgets like smartphones and netbooks allow you to multitask, it seems that you never manage to get things done. You are caught in the busyness trap. There’s just too much work to do in one day that sometimes you end up exhausted with half-finished tasks.

The problem lies in how to keep our energy level high to ensure that you finish at least one of your most important tasks for the day. There’s just not enough hours in a day and it’s not possible to be productive the whole time.

You need more than time management. You need energy management

1. Dispel the idea that you need to be a “morning person” to be productive

How many times have you heard (or read) this advice – wake up early so that you can do all the tasks at hand. There’s nothing wrong with that advice. It’s actually reeks of good common sense – start early, finish early. The thing is that technique alone won’t work with everyone. Especially not with people who are not morning larks.

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I should know because I was once deluded with the idea that I will be more productive if I get out of bed by 6 a.m. Like most of you Lifehackers, I’m always on the lookout for productivity hacks because I have a lot of things in my plate. I’m working full time as an editor for a news agency, while at the same time tending to my side business as a content marketing strategist. I’m also a travel blogger and oh yeah, I forgot, I also have a life.

I read a lot of productivity books and blogs looking for ways to make the most of my 24 hours. Most stories on productivity stress waking up early. So I did – and I was a major failure in that department – both in waking up early and finishing early.

2. Determine your “peak hours”

Energy management begins with looking for your most productive hours in a day. Getting attuned to your body clock won’t happen instantly but there’s a way around it.

Monitor your working habits for one week and list down the time when you managed to do the most work. Take note also of what you feel during those hours – do you feel energized or lethargic? Monitor this and you will find a pattern later on.

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My experiment with being a morning lark proved that ignoring my body clock and just doing it by disciplining myself to wake up before 8 a.m. will push me to be more productive. I thought that by writing blog posts and other reports in the morning that I would be finished by noon and use my lunch break for a quick gym session. That never happened. I was sleepy, distracted and couldn’t write jack before 10 a.m.

In fact that was one experiment that I shouldn’t have tried because I should know better. After all, I’ve been writing for a living for the last 15 years, and I have observed time and again that I write more –and better – in the afternoon and in evenings after supper. I’m a night owl. I might as well, accept it and work around it.

Just recently, I was so fired up by a certain idea that – even if I’m back home tired from work – I took out my netbook, wrote and published a 600-word blog post by 11 p.m. This is a bit extreme and one of my rare outbursts of energy, but it works for me.

3. Block those high-energy hours

Once you have a sense of that high-energy time, you can then mold your schedule so that your other less important tasks will be scheduled either before or after this designated productive time.

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Block them out in your calendar and use the high-energy hours for your high priority tasks – especially those that require more of your mental energy and focus. You also need to use these hours to any task that will bring you closer to you life’s goal.

If you are a morning person, you might want to schedule most business meetings before lunch time as it’s important to keep your mind sharp and focused. But nothing is set in stone. Sometimes you have to sacrifice those productive hours to attend to other personal stuff – like if you or your family members are sick or if you have to attend your son’s graduation.

That said, just remember to keep those productive times on your calendar. You may allow for some exemptions but stick to that schedule as much as possible.

There’s no right or wrong way of using this energy management technique because everything depends on your own personal circumstances. What you need to remember is that you have to accept what works for you – and not what other productivity gurus say you should do.

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Understanding your own body clock is the key to time management. Without it, you end up exhausted chasing a never-ending cycle of tasks and frustrations.

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