Your Relationships Are Keeping You Poor According to Recent Study

We are only as successful as the people we spend the most time with. 86% of wealthy people associate with other wealthy people. 96% of poor people associate with other poor people. If you want to end your personal poverty you need to change who you associate with. You need to evaluate each of your relationships and determine if they are a Rich Relationship or a Poverty Relationship.

Poverty Relationships

Poverty Relationships share the following characteristics:

  • They struggle financially
  • They have more Poverty Habits than Rich Habits (http://richhabits.net/rich-people-floss-their-teeth-and-20-other-unusual-things/)
  • They are negative, down and pesimistic
  • They are constantly putting out fires
  • Their life is in perpetual turmoil and they are unhappy
  • They are always fighting with one of their friends, someone in their family, or at work
  • They gossip
  • They are dream killers
  • They lack enthusiasm
  • They are depressed or sad a lot
  • They have a “poor, poor me” attitude
  • They blame others and do not take responsibility

Rich Relationships

Rich Relationships share the following characteristics:

  • They are financially successful
  • They have more Rich Habits than Poverty Habits
  • They are positive, upbeat and optimistic
  • Their life is calm and they are happy
  • They get along with everyone in life
  • They never gossip about others
  • They lift you up and motivate you to pursue your goals and dreams
  • They are very enthusiastic
  • They take responsibility for their lives and never blame others

We all have Rich Relationships and Poverty Relationships. But how many you have of each will determine how successful you will be in life. Visualize a seesaw. How many Poverty Relationships and Rich Relationships does your Relationship Seesaw have? In order to get your Relationship Seesaw tipping in the right direction, 51% of your relationships need to be “Rich” ones.

Adjusting Your Relationship Seesaw

In order to get your Relationship Seesaw to tip in the right direction there are a number of steps you need to take:

Step #1 List your relationships – Take out a pad and pencil and list every one of your relationships in the first column.

Step #2 Determine if Influence Relationship – In the next column identify how much time you spend with each relationship. Those you spend more than an hour a week with are considered Influence Relationships. Influence Relationships have either a positive or negative influence on you and your life.

Step #3 Score your relationships – In the third column put a “+” next to each name if they are a Rich Relationship or a “-” next to each name if they are a Poverty Relationship.

Step #4 Tip your seesaw – Once you have identified all the “+’s” and “-‘s”, the next step is to limit the time you spend with your Poverty Relationships to less than one hour a week and increase the time you spend with your Rich Relationships to more than an hour a week.

Step #5 Seek out Rich Relationships – Make a list of individuals you may know, who are not on your list, but who you believe may fall into the Rich Relationship category. Seek to spend an hour or more a week with them.

Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Core Values and the Value of Relationship Building

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Rich Habits Word of the Day 

Antebellum – Pre-war, prehistoric. Typically used in reference to the Civil War.


Rich Habits Fact of the Day
 

The 7 Virtues – Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Justice, Faith, Love, Hope. 


Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Your network creates your net worth. Wealthy people surround themselves with other successful people. Where do they meet these other successful people? They meet them at business groups, industry groups, civic groups, nonprofits, success and self-improvement seminars (Break Through Success – Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins or Brian Tracy seminars), at Toastmasters, on political campaigns etc. Using strategies I talk about in my book Rich Habits (www.richhabits.info) they grow the roots of those relationships until they are very deep and use those relationships to make money and expand their wealth.

Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Call Someone, Build Stronger Relationships

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Rich Habits Word of the Day

Allegory – Fable, parable.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

George Harrison, with “My Sweet Lord,” was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group’s breakup.


Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Life Event Calls:

One of the strategies the wealthy use to build long-lasting, valuable relationships is the Life Event Call. These calls are made to clients, customers, patients or any contact you value, in order to recognize a particular event that occurred in the contact’s life. An example would be if a client or their spouse had a child, a graduation in the life of the contact, a promotion, new job, death or illness. Life Event Calls put your relationships on steroids. They grow the roots to the relationship tree deeper and faster than any other relationship-building strategy.

 

Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Good Manners, Good Will, and Good Goals

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Rich Habits Word of the Day 

Decorum – Good manners.


Rich Habits Fact of the Day
 

The 5-day, 40 hour workweek began in 1923. Carnegie Steel instituted this policy in order to improve efficiencies and reduce workplace accidents. Ford Motors soon followed this same policy in 1926.


Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Persistence Pursuit of Goals – 80% of the wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor have this Rich Habit. Humans are goal seeking by their very nature. It is hard wired into our DNA. We are at our best and happiest when we are in pursuit of some goal. We are at our worst and depressed when we have no goals driving our actions.   

Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Be Honest Yet Tactful

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Rich Habits Word of the Day 

Grifter – Fake, fraud, huckster.


Rich Habits Fact of the Day
 

U.S. Constitution is made up of 7 Articles and 27 Amendments. The most popular and well-known Amendment is the 1st Amendment which set out the five freedoms: Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly & Petitioning the Government.


Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Speaking your mind turns out to be not such a good thing. Only 6% of the wealthy say what’s on their mind. 94% filter every thought that comes out of their mind before it comes out of their mouths. The reason? The wealthy indicated that saying what’s on  your mind often hurts other people’s feelings and can damage important relationships. 69% of poor people have the Poverty Habit of saying what’s on their mind. Consequently, they often struggle maintaining relationships.

 

Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Improve Your Energy and Energize Others

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Rich Habits Word of the Day

Interminable – Boring, mundane.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Nicole Dunsdon, the last Miss Canada, completed her reign in October 1992. In 1991 women’s groups had successfully lobbied to have the Miss Canada contest canceled, claiming it was degrading to women.


Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

45% of wealthy individuals wake up 3 hours before they begin their official work day to do the following:

  • Read for self-improvement
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Study for school
  • Write
  • Work
  • Network
  • Do volunteer-related work
  • Plan their day

Only 3% of poor people do this.