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