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Career Tips - May 20, 2022

Want to Be Rich? Here are 7 Things You Must Stop Doing

We all want to reach a point in our lives when we don’t have to worry about money. We all want to be rich and financially independent, but what are the things we are doing to make this a reality. 

The appropriate choices are needed to make us rich, but the wrong ones will keep you in the same old poverty trap you’ve been attempting to escape.

The truth is that everyone has the same chance of becoming rich. Some people may face more difficulties than others. However, anyone can take advantage of the opportunity.

Putting in the work will, undoubtedly improve your life.

If you want to be rich here are 7 things you must stop doing.

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1. Social media addiction 

A large number of people seem unable to live without social media. While we appreciate the relevance and value of social media, we must equally acknowledge that it is primarily meant to waste your time. 

You cannot be rich if one of the things you are doing regularly is checking social media. It lowers your productivity and robs you of crucial time. 

Beging to use social media to achieve your business goals, such as advertising and sharing important information. Don’t spend the entire day staring at your phone.

2. Keeping the wrong circle 

Ensure to stay away from wrong circle of friends. Being poor isn’t always about financial hardship.

For what it’s worth, you can be surrounded by rich friends without becoming one of them.

We’re talking about your friends’ perspectives on life, their habits, their way of life, and the decisions they make.

If they indulge in negative habits, would they be willing to support you if you choose to engage in some positive habit? Do your friends motivate you to live a fulfilling life?

3. Procrastination 

Procrastination is one of the most prevalent causes of failure. Most of us walk through life as failures, because we are waiting for the ‘perfect time to start doing something meaningful.’ Do not hesitate. There will never be a ‘perfect time.’

Start where you are and work with whatever tools you have at your disposal. As you progress, greater ones will become available.

Start today if you want to build wealth. Consider reading a personal finance book, listening to a money management podcast, creating a financial plan, or saving for retirement.

4. Not placing value on time

Rich people are goal-getters. They place essential value on their time because they know they can’t get it back. 

They make daily, weekly, and monthly goals lists, and they can tell you where they want to be in 20 years.

People that are poor just go by chance, leaving them feeling empty and unfulfilled.

5. Not reading or seeking knowledge 

The majority of knowledge is kept in books. Whatever field you choose, your success is entirely dependent on how well you prepare yourself with knowledge. 

Read books about money, financial planning, and investment. All of these books are available to download as PDF files and can be read on the internet.

6. Taking advice from dumb people 

Knowledge is freely available in today’s world. Everyone wants to enlighten you with their words or actions, so deciding what information to absorb and implement and what to dismiss becomes a challenging chore in this situation.

Before you take anyone’s advice, consider their life and financial situation to see if they are the best person to receive financial advice from.

7. Not saving or investing 

When we have an immediate need, we tend to believe that we should meet that need first and worry about saving later. 

That time will never come since your demands are never satisfied. Neil McCarthy, a research chemist,  began trading in the stock market at an early age. He is currently valued at around $2.1 million. According to him,  this made all the difference,

“If you wait to save out of what’s leftover from your salary, it’s not going to happen. Pay yourself first.”

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