Thomas Corley, the author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy People”, spent five years studying what financially successful people do differently than everyone else. (For his study he defined “rich” as someone with an annual income over $160,000 and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more – not to shabby!)

The book explained different behaviors between the rich and the non-rich. He explained that just about everyone had a few rich habits, but it would be a good idea to increase that to fifty percent. Here they are!

1. Rich people find ways to get themselves to commit to their goals.

67% of the wealthy actually put their goals in writing.

2. Rich people they constantly monitor their progress and make new ‘to-do lists.

Not only do the wealthy keep to-do lists, but two-thirds of them complete 70% or more of those listed tasks each day.

3. The rich find something more valuable to with their time than TV

Most wealthy people watch one hour or less of the boob-tube per day, and only 6% watch reality shows!

4. Reading is one of the ‘more-valuable things they do.

86% of rich people love to read, and most read for self-improvement every day!

5. They like to listen to books too.

63% of the wealthy spend their commute listening to audio books.

6. They routinely go the extra mile at the office.

81% of the rich agree with this statement: “I do more than my job requires.” They tend to enjoy their work as well.

7. They aren’t hoping to win the jackpot.

Only 6% of the rich people play the lottery on a regular basis, but they are willing to take financial risks with their money when the time is right. One of my favorite lines from a song is, “I’d rather be working for a paycheck, than sitting around waiting to win the lottery.

8. Rich people watch their waistline.

Wealthy people value their health and over 6% count calories every day. (This one could keep me fat, happy and non-rich.)

9. And they value their smiles.

They see good dental health as part of their recipe for success:

“I floss every day,” is a statement that slides across their pearly whites.

As a dentist I feel honored to be part of the solution to your overall success. (Can I really stretch it this far?)

I’m am starting to feel that if someone wrote a book about the non-rich things like soda, cigarettes and NOT going to the dentist would be behaviors that would be peppered through their responses, so ‘yes’ we are an important part of your success coaching!

All of us here at Dillon Family Dentistry hope you are having a great summer and we’re here if you need us or if you have any questions.

Give us a call at 610-525-5497!