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20 things the rich do that the average person does not

Tom Corley, author of the book Rich Habits suggests the rich do things very differently from the average person.

While clearly this is no judgement of the people, here’s a list of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor:

  1.  70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble
  2.  80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this
  3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this
  4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor peoplemoney coin price work job struggle balance rich man
  5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor
  6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor
  7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor
  8. 80% of wealthy make hbd calls vs. 11% of poor
  9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor
  10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor
  11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
  12. 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
  13. 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% for poor
  14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor
  15. 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor
  16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor
  17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor
  18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor
  19. 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor
  20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.

 



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'20 things the rich do that the average person does not' have 4 comments

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    September 11, 2013 @ 12:37 pm Bruce

    Wow Michael,
    These two lines really jumped out at me;
    17.84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.
    18.76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.
    Amazing stuff. So good to read it as it reinforces a lot of what I’m working on …
    some of it unknowingly!
    Thank you
    Bruce

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      September 11, 2013 @ 1:28 pm Michael Yardney

      Thanks Bruce- you’re right we create our own luck don’t we?

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    September 11, 2013 @ 2:46 pm David Sue

    76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.
    That one’s going to be a challange…

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      September 11, 2013 @ 3:36 pm Michael Yardney

      David I agree but the good news is 24% of wealthy people don’t exercise much

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