It turns out the little things really do make a big difference.
A socio-economist who studied the world’s most successful (and wealthy) people for the past 25 years has now revealed the one habit they all have in common.
And it literally takes less than a minute to do.
Socio-economist Randall Bell studied more than 5,000 people from all walks of life, including students, the unemployed, and billionaires.
In particular, he spent a lot of time studying their daily habits.
“We studied dozens of rituals ranging from writing thank-you notes to eating together as a family,” he said in his new book ‘Me We Do Be’.
And what he learned suggests the little habits you form each day really do matter and can have a big impact on your overall success in life.
Dr Bell calls them “rich habits”.
So, what exactly are these rich habits and how practical are they?
Firstly, Dr Bell said highly successful people all make their bed each morning.
So that’s the first ‘rich habit’.
“Those who make their bed in the morning are up to 206.8 percent more likely to be millionaires,” he said.
Why? The socio-economist says it creates a positive mindset first thing in the morning, which then lends itself to a better overall day.
As well as making your bed each morning, Dr Bell listed a few more ‘rich habits’.
One of them was waking up early, at least three hours before your workday started.
This was supported by Thomas Corley who wrote that “getting up at five in the morning to tackle the top three things you want to accomplish in your day allows you to regain control of your life”.
The next one should come as no surprise, but Dr Bell said the world’s most successful people all made time for exercise.
This is supported by billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg, who is known for training in jiu-jitsu and MMA three to four times a week, and Richard Branson who wakes up at 5am each day to exercise before work.
“I definitely can achieve twice as much by keeping fit,” Branson told FourHourBodyPress.
But if you really want to up your chances of becoming a multimillionaire, Dr Bell said you should prioritize reading, dedicate time and energy to your romantic relationship, and plan out your day each morning.
Sounds pretty easy right?