Have you ever had anyone get on your case for something you were doing because it was not “normal”. It could be the way that you tied your shoes, or the way you mowed your lawn, OR even the way you choose to make money.
The truth is, when it comes to making money, you can either be normal, or you can be rich…….but you cannot be both.
Sorry, but every rich person you will meet out there is not normal, they are different, usually extraordinary. When it comes to making money, the normal thing to do is to work a 9 to 5 job Monday through Friday and make $30,000 to $100,000 per year. Unless they are a famous surgeon, famous actor, famous singer, or one of the top attorneys, almost all rich people own their own business and the way they make money is anything but normal.
So, make a decision today to not be normal, but to be weird and extraordinary when it comes to making money.
How can you become weird and extraordinary? Below are some “weird” things that rich people do that are very much outside the norm. If you want to be rich, you need to do those things the rich do.
Wake Up Really Early
Did you know that most wealthy people wake up between 4am and 5am in the morning? They get up, they do a good solid workout, or they meditate and set goals and plans for the day or for the week. If they run a business, they often get to work on that early in the morning.
Some people believe that 4:00am is the holy hour when they feel like they can connect most easily with God and receive inspiration for their business and for their lives.
For many others getting up super early is a way to get work done without the distraction of kids, noise outside of mowing lawns, and other distracting tasks that need to get done.
If you are running an online business and working a regular day job, you may find that the early morning hours are the best time to work, because in the evening after a long day of work, you may feel way too exhausted to get anything done in the evenings. I know for myself, it’s a lot easier to do my day job when exhausted than to do my online business while completely exhausted.
Read 50 to 70 Books Per Year
While the rest of the normal and broke people out there plop themselves on the couch and turn on the TV the moment they get home from work until they go to bed, the rich will read books in their spare time and that aside from the time they spend with their spouse and with their children.
You can get more details here on how reading benefits you in your endeavor to get rich, but in a nutshell, most of the books you read will be instructional, business, and motivational books. These books will teach you skills, motivate you to never give up on your goals and dreams, and will inspire you with new business ideas.
Set Goals and Write Them Down
Did you know that less than 5% of people out there set goals and write them down? An even lower percentage of people follow up with their goals on a consistent basis. This alone can make you stand out from the masses among all the other things you can do. There is a right way and a wrong way to set goals. You can read here to get an idea of the correct way to set goals. The bottom line is that your goals need to be big enough to excite you and to even scare you a little bit.
Don’t Be Cheap
The rich are not cheap. Now if you know somebody who has a lot of money, but is really cheap, I bet there is a good chance that this person is retired and they have a lot of money because they saved up all their money their entire life to eventually have a million dollars in the bank. They are unfortunately stuck in the habit of being cheap and now they have the big bucks, but they are still stuck in the scarcity mindset.
When normal people go shopping for a brand new TV, or a new computer, or lawnmower, they often price shop. They will go out and buy the cheapest piece of crap they can find. Then those same people will be frustrated when that item breaks down a few weeks after the warranty expires.
Do yourself a favor, next time you need to buy a high ticket item, such as an appliance or TV, buy a nice item, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but do buy something that is in the higher price range that includes multiple bells and whistles.
Next time you go on a trip with your significant other, shop around for 1st class airplane tickets. Spend the extra money to be treated like royalty on the airplane or in the hotel. When you are finished with the experience, try to remember how you felt compared to how you felt on a cheap vacation when you were sitting in crammed seats in coach class and had to stay at a cheap motel with a free continental breakfast with stale muffins.
The idea here is not to make you go into debt or spend money you don’t have, it’s all about your mindset, a scarcity mindset will attract more scarcity, an abundant mindset will attract more abundance.
Now you have an idea on what the rich do differently, and there are many more ways the rich are different from the normal poor or middle class, but this should be a good start for you. If you can put to practice what the rich do, you are significantly increasing your chances of becoming rich. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Comment below.