Think of any of the most influential women who you look up to as role models, and based on what you know about them, what stands out? I thought about this hard over the weekend, because there must be at least 7 habits that are common among the world’s wealthiest women. The reason that this is important, is because habits form routines that make up what we do everyday. What we do everyday will determine where we will be in 5, 10, 20 years down the line. Given that most of us want to be wealthy in our own rights, then understanding the 7 habits of the world’s wealthiest women is a must.
1.They are never satisfied with what they know
Continuous learning is part and parcel of the DNA of these women. Think of Michelle O who talks about her love for reading in her biography. Studies have also shown that 88% of the world’s wealthiest people read for at least 30 minutes a day. This reading ranges from educational to self help books and biographies.
2. They plan for their success
Goal setting is a critical part of these women’s lives. They also track their progress with razor sharp focus. It almost seems like an obsessive compulsive disorder about tracking and measuring the progress in all areas of their lives, not just their wealth.
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3. They don’t give up
Imagine where Oprah or JK Rowling would be if they gave up when they got fired from their jobs? In fact, this setback most likely set the scene for the biggest breaks in their careers. Their stories show that setbacks will always be there; it is how you respond that determines how successful you will turn out in the end.
4. They exercise regularly
Not sure how this translates to money in the bank account? Well, if you are physically healthy, then you will automatically have a better mental capacity to handle challenges, make those big business moves, negotiate better, and the list goes on. Michelle Obama talks about her daily routine when she started her career; her day started at the gym everyday at 5am!
Take time to exercise regularly, even if it’s a 30-minute walk or a few skips right in the house.
5. Mentors are a critical part of their journey
The world’s wealthiest women understand the importance of surrounding themselves with success-oriented people. They are intentional about how they spend time with their mentors, and who mentors them at different stages in their lives.
They heavily invest in these relationships, and attribute a lot of their success to the advice and support received from their mentors.
If you surround yourself with positive people, prosperity and wealth easily flows.
6. They have a positive mindset, always
I can’t think of any self-made female billionaire who doesn’t talk about the importance of self love, self care and a positive mindset. These women know that wealth starts from within; it starts from a place of believing that you are wealthy even before the cash hits your bank account. The positive mindset then triggers ideas and actions that move you in the direction of that wealth.
7. Passion before profit
The last of the 7 habits of the world’s wealthiest women is placing an importance in passion and service, before profit. These women are passionate about giving back to the community; leaving the world a better place than how they found it; teaching and mentoring others. They understand that to be wealthy is not just about the size of the balance in your bank account, but it’s about how fulfilled you are doing what you do everyday.
So in conclusion,
Before you think of making money, first thing of how you can make an impact from your business, and then the money-making part will flow more naturally.