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The five habits shared by Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

The three billionaires, successful businessmen, share an interest acquiring new knowledge daily, maintaining their health and seeking their weaknesses.

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According to an investigation carried out by Tom Corley, who has interviewed 223 owners of great fortunes, and is the author of ‘Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals’, in which he has shared several behavior patterns.

One of the common habits that Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos share: learn something new every day, even if it is for at least two minutes a day, a way to maintain creativity and an active brain.

Common habits of millionaires

  • 49% said they learned new words every day.
  • 61% practice new skills, whether it is a sport, an online class, for at least two hours a day.
  • 63% said he listened to audiobooks during his commute to work.
  • 71% also spends time reading self-help books.
  • Many claimed to digest biographies of successful people.
  • They all claim to work 50 hours a week.

81% of the millionaires studied, actively seek the feedback of others every day both inside and outside the workplace, to have perspectives and different points of view, since generally from outside or from a totally remote sector you can see something with a more constructive point of view.

Bezos especially believes that “if you want unusual results, you’re going to need some missionary, brilliant ‘organizational misfits’ on your team,” because all profiles have something to contribute and all professionals can bring a disruptive vision of any business that was not anticipated.

The strategy ‘Dream sitting’

In addition to surrounding themselves with an absolutely faithful team, which can cover for them in many ways, like delegating out weaknesses. If they are good at something, they focus only on that. And what they are not good at goes to other people.

Corley also says that everyone of them saw a strategy for themselves, which is to sit down and write down what your ideal, perfect life would look like ten years from now, a way to realistically set goals and put all the work and determination toward acheiving it.

None of them forget about staying healthy, a very important issue. The longer they live, the more they earn; the healthier they are, the better for their business, their actions, their creativity. In addition to overcoming challenges that bring them closer to mortals, such as running, losing weight, quitting smoking... but that adds social pressure to them.

Corley adds three economic habits, save 20% of salary; invest the savings, and be very prudent when it comes to money matters.


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