Habits of the Rich vs Poor
Tom Corley, on his website RichHabits.net
, outlines 21 differences between the habits of rich people and poor people, according to his research:
- 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.
- 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
- 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.
- 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.
- 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.
- 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.
- 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.
- 80% of wealthy make hbd calls (Happy Birthday Calls) vs. 11% of poor
- 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor
- 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.
- 6% of wealthy say what is on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
- 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
- 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor
- 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.
- 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.
- 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.
- 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.
- 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.
- 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.
- 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor
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