1. Live within your means.
2. Don’t gamble.
3. Read every day.
Reading information that will increase your knowledge about your business or career will make you more valuable to colleagues, customers or clients. Among wealthy people, 88 percent read 30 minutes or more every day. Just as important, they make good use of their reading time:
4. Forget the boob tube and spend less time surfing the Internet.
5. Control your emotions.
6. Network and volunteer regularly.
You’ll build valuable relationships that can result in more customers or clients, or help you land a better job if you spend time pressing the flesh and giving back in your community. Almost three-quarters of wealthy people network and volunteer a minimum of five hours a month. Among those struggling financially, only one in 10 does this.
7. Go above and beyond in work and business.
8. Set goals, not wishes.
9. Avoid procrastination.
10. Talk less and listen more.
11. Avoid toxic people.
12. Don’t give up.
13. Set aside the self-limiting beliefs holding you back.
14. Get a mentor.
Among the wealthy, 93 percent who had a mentor attributed their success to that person. Mentors regularly and actively participate in your growth by teaching you what to do and what not to do. Finding such a teacher is one of the best and least painful ways to become rich.