10 Habits that Will Solve Your Financial Problems and Make You a Millionaire
People would think that doubling their income will solve their financial problems. The truth is, people spend almost as much as they earn, and when they earn more, they tend to spend more. To think that what you need to solve your financial problems is more income, you’d be so wrong. Here’s a list of habits that self-made millionaire master:
1. The habit of frugality
“Look rich or be rich”. Self-made millionaires are careful with every penny, they don’t buy new when they can buy used and they never spend more than they have, as the English saying goes, “If you take care of your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves..
2. The habit of saving
Many people aren’t familiar with the idea of saving money, most people are already in debt. In that case you can start by paying down your debt and then saving 1% and gradually try to save more. It is recommended to save 10% off the top of your paycheck so if you’re earning 2000$, save 20$ and live on 1980$.
3. The habit of learning from the experts
Don’t wait for seminars and courses to come to you or for your company to organize and pay for training. Don’t be afraid to invest time and money into attending seminars, because a seminar where you learn from an expert in your field might save you years of hard work. It’s just the information you’ll learn when you attend a seminar, but most importantly the positive vibes you’ll get from those who succeeded, the belief that you too can do it. A good way to learn, especially if you think you don’t have much time, is listening to audio programs. While driving or on your way to/from work, make sure you invest that time to learn by listening to audio programs.
4. The habit of saving on your future income
Humans are creatures of habits, it might be difficult for one to cut back on their current lifestyle, this is why it is recommended to start cutting back from this day forward on your future income, let’s say a rise you’ll receive from your work, this way, you won’t feel the difference in your current lifestyle and you’ll find it much easier to save.
5. The habit of investigating before investing
It’s quite easy to be tempted by opportunities, especially well-delivered ones with testimonies from other people. But wealthy people don’t just ump on every opportunity, they actually spend so much time asking around and getting good advice. Make it a habit of thoroughly considering an opportunity before you part with your hard-earned money.
6. The habit of focusing on your special talents and abilities
To be successful, you need to do what you love instead of accepting any job that comes along. No became successful while doing a job he hates. When you do what you love, you make sure you’re using your talents and abilities and that’s when you know that you’re on the right path.
7. The habit of seeking opportunity over security
You can’t expect much from working for a company where the sales are flat or declining or where the pay is largely fixed. If you want success, you need to be prepared to make big changes including leaving your job and moving geographically.
8. The habit of starting earlier, working harder and staying later
The habit of starting earlier, working harder and staying later than the average worker is the key to increase your productivity and get ahead of others especially when you first start your job, the amount of work you’ll put in will help you not only get your promotion, but also familiarize with the job and soon enough things will get easier for you. There is a direct relationship between how hard you work and how much you get paid.
9. The habit of asking for and accepting more responsibility
As soon as you feel like things are getting easier for you and that you’re on top of your work, that’s the right time to ask for more responsibilities. More responsibilities mean more power and more opportunities and then more success and money.
10. The habit of working all the time you work
Lots of time gets wasted every day on coming late to work and leaving early, getting extended coffee and lunch breaks and chatting with coworkers. As a result, many people get little done. What’s even worse, many busy themselves with minor, easy tasks and leave the most important ones to the last minute. Disciplining yourself to do the most important tasks first and not waste any time is what will make the difference and lead you to success.