Are you set for success?
About twenty years ago when I created “The Millionaire Plan,” I studied the habits of the average self-made millionaire. I wanted to show how the average person earning the average income could become a millionaire within 25 years. In that study, a couple of habits really stood out and are still relevant today because they painted the picture of how financial success is most commonly achieved.
The average American millionaire woke up at 5:32 am and drove a Ford F-150 Pickup truck. That probably defies conventional wisdom and stereotypes but certainly is endemic of someone who’s worked hard to achieve their success. Keeping that in mind here’s what’s going on with the top leaders from the top businesses today.
Apple is the world’s first trillion-dollar company and their CEO, Tim Cook, starts his day by waking up at 3:45 am. Kevin O’Leary recently told CNBC he wakes up daily at 4:30 am. The average CEO still wakes up before 6 am, contrasting with that of an average wake of time of 6:48 am for the average professional. So, what happens with that head start? Exercise and increased productivity. According to business expert/researcher Tom Corley, 76% of multi-millionaires exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes daily and start their day before most others for maximum productivity without distractions.
Here’s the thing. It’s not like Tim Cook or Kevin O’Leary have to do this. They do it by choice because it’s what works best for them to maximize success. It also illustrates another point about those who are most successful. They’re often among the hardest workers as well. That’s why it’s also not constructive to talk about the “working class” or working families. That’s nothing more than political jargon designed to benefit politicians who weaponize information for voter manipulation. Tune the noise out but consider rising early, exercising daily and crossing off to do’s before many have even started their day.
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