By | Tom Corley | www.cnbc.com
Striking it rich is not a fluke. It takes hard work, fearlessness and a growth mindset.
I spent five years studying the habits of 233 millionaires — 177 of them were self-made — to find out how they make use of their time. Based on my research, I identified six principles they all shared that helped them build wealth.
The best part is that anyone can implement these and start working towards becoming a millionaire.
1. Self-made millionaires are constantly learning.
For the millionaires I interviewed, learning and self-improvement were top priorities.
Forty-nine percent reported that they took a few minutes every day to learn new words, and 61% shared that they practiced new skills (i.e., a sport or online class) for a minimum of two hours a day. Another 63% said they listened to audiobooks during their work commutes.
Seventy-one percent said they often read self-help books. Many of them gravitated towards biographies of successful people.