10 Daily Habits of the Rich and Powerful
It's the little things that make up the big stuff. Here’s a list of ten traits of some of the movers and shakers in the world today (and from the past).
1. They Stay Healthy
Health is make-or-break. If you have it, your life will take on a meaning like you could not otherwise know; but if you do not have it, you will only accomplish a comparatively small percentage of what you otherwise would be able to. Like a dedicated runner who sees the need to count calories, log miles, and tracks their monthly progress when it comes to hitting the pavement, a good leader has to stay on top of their health to unlock those higher abilities to make sound business decisions and wise choices. It all starts with managing your health.
2. They Value Down Time
The most exceptional leaders have always known how to make time for themselves. They went home after work and enjoyed time with their families. They understood priorities being correctly managed. They perfected the art of relaxation and were thus able to push forward much harder, despite their imperfections and vices. If you are continually running out of steam, you will not be able to build a substantial, long-lasting business.
3. They Tend to Their Finances Each and Every Day
You may or may not be a whiz when it comes to money, or you may have someone who manages it for you (most wealthy people do), but if you do not regularly watch your bank balance somehow, you can hardly be called prudent. Track your finances and monitor your cash flow every single day. Stay on top of your business, and your business will put you on top!
4. They Stay in Control of Their Emotions
Good leaders know at all times how to manage their emotions. They know that anger never accomplishes anything when it is not directed forward correctly.
5. They Say ‘Thank You!’ to Someone Each Day
The best managers know how important maintaining relationships are, and so even if it is just a passing: ‘You did great! Thanks!’, they never go light on justified praise. Entrepreneurs far and wide understand the need for perfecting the art of daily encouragement. This motivates their employees and builds company morale. Without sufficient appreciation, no one will really want to work hard and strive to do better.
6. They Constantly Hunt for Minor Improvements to Make
As a daily regimen, the strong look for ways to improve their performance, not only in their own daily tasks but also in the work of those around them. They value enhancing and augmenting skill-sets. They know that the smallest of changes you make in the person of today make a better person tomorrow, which will lead to more and more significant successes.
7. They are Humble and Listen to Feedback
Good leaders know they do not know everything. They mine for feedback, and when they get it, they respect those whom they got it from more so than before. Why? Successful people know that self-improvement leads to more and stronger leadership skills. The results are better results in every area of business and personal life.
8. They Seek Out Counseling/Mentoring
No one company has ever been built without the visionary behind it seeking out counsel. No one can be an expert in every area, which is why it is essential to seek out expertise in areas where it is needed. Seek out, top-game mentors. Grow in knowledge, and in time, you will learn how to grow your company by leaps and bounds.
9. They See Failure as an Experiment
A failure is an experiment that didn't meet the desired or intended objective. A mistake is an experiment that did not produce the anticipated results because of an error or blunder. Individuals and businesses learn from their failures. Individuals who fail (gain from their failure) and then move on. It is important to remember not to keep going back to what is not working--just keep moving forward. The mega-successful embrace failure because they know it will make them ten times better than they started out to be. No company can change, develop, or grow without the refining fires of failure. Do you see failure in the same light now?
10. They Welcome Adversity
When difficulties arise in any company, it comes as no surprise to the productive individual since they went into the situation banking on it! If you are wise, you go in prepared for setbacks to occur. Adversity is what motivates the great. It defines them - and refines them - to carve out their potential. Does difficulty push you forward or drive you backward? You can quickly tell from your answer how victorious you will be from this.
How many of these ten traits have you found as a characteristic of yourself?