Have you ever heard of the saying; getting rich isn’t an act, it’s a habit. Yep, I guess you would have heard of it because, we are what we repeatedly do. Human beings are a creature of habits, because you notice that you kind of do the same thing, the same routine over and over again. So I say that again, getting rich is not an act but it is a habit, so is staying poor, is not an act, it’s not something that just happens to you, it’s a habit. So now since we know now that our financial statuses are based on our daily routine. So what we have to do is just to replace those poor people habits, with the rich people’s own. So without any further ado, let’s look at the habits of the rich people.
The very first habit of the rich people, is that they count their money, poor people don’t count their money, they get a pay check, they deposit a paycheck, they spend money they have no idea, what their expenses are, they have no idea how their money flows, you notice poor people, the (J.O.B) they have a job, they wait till maybe once year, when they find out that they have a tax return, the taxes they are owing to pay, they look at the numbers, and some don’t even look at the numbers. Their just “alright, ok, that’s how much for me to pay”
You have to be conscious of how your money is flowing, because if you can’t keep track, of your $100 per month pay check, how will you be able to keep track of your money when you start earning millions of dollars. So it’s good to train your body to master this habit. Do you know the good thing about habits? They are hard to leave especially if you have the good one.’
The second good habits that rich people inculcate is that they pay themselves first, I sure you guys would have heard of this before, but do you actually know what it means? Paying yourself first doesn’t mean you buy yourself that car you’ve been dreaming about or that expensive trip you’ve always wanted, it doesn’t mean you blowing money on entertainment. No, when you do that you’re paying everybody else, when you buy the car, you’re paying the automobile company, when you buy a house you are paying the bank, when you’re traveling you’re paying the traveling agencies, you’re paying the hotel, the airplane company, paying yourself meaning that you put your money aside and that you invest your money, and don’t get me wrong am not talking about being frugal, it’s just about taking a percentage of your income and putting that aside (paying yourself first),and you save it, for which you will invest later.
And now the third one is that rich people are constantly improving their earning abilities, because some of you might be willing to pay yourself first, but your current earnings is not enough. And a very certain way to do that is to improve your earning abilities, and how do you do that, by adding more value to the market place, so every single year, your income is growing ever year. If you’re a self-employed person or a business man and your income is the same every year, it means you’re not learning, it also means you’re not thinking and when you’re not doing those, you’re not growing. Every single year, you need to strive to make your income better than what it is last year. And that’s a habit that the rich emulate, because they are constantly looking for way to improve their earning abilities and also looking for ways to add leverage, to apply leverage into what you do.
Ok so now you have these three amazing habits to follow, now it’s time for the big question which is “are you going to actually follow them” the answer is NO, I know I left a lot of my readers gaping, and wondering why, you won’t do them because you don’t have enough leverage on yourself, because it’s not important for you to do the change, because it’s easier for you to stay where you are than do the scary thing of actually changing your habits.
But here’s the truth, unless you make that change, unless you commit to making that change you are going to end up in the exact same spot that you are right now one year from today, and hopefully that is unacceptable.
So the best way to change your habit, is by just going out there and just do, that shift that Is needed of you, by making immediate action towards making that habit change, when you do that habit change, you’re going to suck at the beginning, you’re going to make mistake, it’s going to be awkward, it’s going to be embarrassing, people won’t know what to do, with this new habits you’ve picked up, and you won’t be very good with the habit that you’ve picked up. But you have to get through that fear; you have to get through that awkwardness and discomfort, to get on the other side to become the person that you want to be.
Here are the three ways you can do that, the first is to get a leverage on yourself, and for me the way I did that was to close my eyes and imagine, if I don’t make this change, if I don’t try to get more connection, what’s going to happen, and then you imagine, what’s going to happen in 5 years, in 10 years in 20 years, and then you put all this massive pain on you and then, you try to imagine, like the worst thing that can ever happen if you keep that destructive habit that is difficult to change, think 20 years from now.
Now the second way is by doing what I call playing the bigger trigger’s , as you know human beings live a routine lifestyle, as in everything is based on default, the way, that you’re living, the habit’s that you’ve had, you do them by default, even though they don’t serve you anymore, so what you have to do is to have a trigger, so that when the trigger happens, it forces you to play bigger.
A play bigger trigger is something you come up with, that when you do it, you consistently play small, you consistently go back into the habit’s that you use to do and you don’t want to do anymore, and then when you see this trigger, when it happens in your environment, it’s going to force you to do the correct habit, thus playing bigger
The third way is what I call Flexing the x, although this may seem very simple, but it plays a very great psychological effect, and what flexing the x does is, that you create an annual calendar, and anytime, you want to create and then you check it off with an x, so any day you observe the good habits you check it off on your calendar, and it’s advisable to put it somewhere visible, like on your fridge, on dressing mirror, or somewhere you can see it every day. It acts like a reminder and it’s also another play bigger trigger, it’s basically tell you that you’ve seen the thing and you have to do it, and then when you start making the x on a daily basis, you’ll feel good, it’s progress, you’re rewarding yourself, and in a short time you’ll start to build massive momentum. And then you’ll start to make the changes you desire, so flex the x,
With these three ways, you can be assured that you can bust through your fears and start getting good habits, and changes in your live, because it Is no longer acceptable for you to be in the same spot. Thanks guys