So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?
Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few 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 people. 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 Happy Birthday 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. Borrowed from Dave Ramsey