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psy­chol­o­gist Jude miller burke asked fe­male mil­lion­aires the se­crets to their suc­cess.

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Cop th­ese real-life mil­lion­aires’ habits to build big bucks

Ever won­dered what it is that drives su­per-suc­cess­ful women? Psy­chol­o­gist Jude Miller Burke does, and she grilled more than 100 fe­male mil­lion­aires for her book

The mil­lion­aire mys­tique. Here she re­veals the lessons she dis­cov­ered. Take note...

1 they have a life team The ma­jor­ity of suc­cess­ful women cite sup­port­ive part­ners. If you have a part­ner who reg­u­larly crit­i­cizes you, it will erode your self-es­teem and could im­pact your work­ing life. Sur­round your­self with sup­port­ive peo­ple who really care about you.

2 they avoid ex­treme words Words such as “never” or “al­ways” don’t fea­ture in their vo­cab be­cause they want peo­ple to feel calm and trust them. Us­ing dra­matic lan­guage causes anx­i­ety in peo­ple, so they’re less likely to have con­fi­dence in you.

3 they ar­gue Sixty per­cent of the women in­ter­viewed de­scribed them­selves as “ar­gu­men­ta­tive” and half said they are com­fort­able ar­gu­ing a point to clo­sure. Learn­ing to be as­sertive is vi­tal for achiev­ing suc­cess.

4 they keep a dis­tance from Col­leagues While most of the women in­ter­viewed are friendly with col­leagues, they don’t get too close to them and they never talk about per­sonal prob­lems at work. That’s what peo­ple re­spect and what ul­ti­mately leads to pro­mo­tions.

5 they’re diary freaks Self-made mil­lion­aires have sched­ules for ev­ery­thing. En­sur­ing ev­ery­thing from meet­ings to free time is sched­uled means you’re less likely to burn out, and you’ll work more ef­fi­ciently. 6 they have ex­perts in their Cir­cle They have a team of ad­vis­ers— from fi­nan­cial ex­perts to friends—whose opin­ions they really trust. There’s no way you can pos­si­bly know ev­ery­thing, so speak to peo­ple with ex­pe­ri­ence in the ar­eas you’re un­fa­mil­iar with.

7 they Check their bank bal­ance Mil­lion­aires never ig­nore their fi­nances. They con­stantly re­view their bud­gets, log­ging ex­penses daily so they know ex­actly what’s com­ing in or go­ing out of their ac­count at any given time. In do­ing so, you’ll be able to see clearly what you can—and can’t—af­ford.

8 they don’t do face­book Mil­lion­aires are so com­mit­ted that they of­ten turn up early to work and stay late, and are mind­ful of time-wast­ing—they don’t take long lunches or use Face­book at their desk.

9 they build their en­durance Ev­ery sin­gle one of the mil­lion­aires has a phys­i­cal out­let to keep them cen­tered. They range from team sports to med­i­ta­tion and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties—all of which have been proven to re­duce stress. No mat­ter how busy they are, they do this reg­u­larly—some as much as twice a day. they be­lieve in

10 de­tours, not dead ends With­out ex­cep­tion, all the mil­lion­aires see fail­ure as part of suc­cess; 70 per­cent have ex­pe­ri­enced ca­reer de­tours such as not get­ting the job they wanted or be­ing made re­dun­dant. Don’t ex­pect to have a “lin­ear ca­reer”—be open to change. And when you do fail, be com­pas­sion­ate to­wards your­self. Made a mis­take in a meet­ing? Who cares. Get com­fort­able with fail­ure.

Don’t just look like a mil­lion; learn to

earn it too!

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