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You have to start somewhere. Why not take advantage from the ranks of those who have already made their millions? A recent five-year studied revealed the “rich habits” of 177 self-made millionaires.

13. Daily Aerobic Exercise

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Successful people realize cardio is not only good for the body but the brain as well. Exercise grows brain cells. 76% set aside at least 30 minutes per day of aerobic exercise.

12. Follow Your Passion

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This is the only way to achieve long-term happiness. Wealthy people define their goals and pursue them fervidly.

11. Multiple Income Streams

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These people never rely on a single source of revenue. At least 65% of them had at least three streams of income before making their first million dollars.

10. Positive Mental Attitude

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This is considered a trademark of all self-made millionaires. You must be aware of your thoughts and deal with the negative ones at the time.

9. Masters Of Etiquette

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Thank you notes, acknowledgments of life events, proper table manners, and dress are all a part of their repertoire.

8. Take Time To Think

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Thinking is one of the keys to success. Every morning many self-made millionaires isolate themselves for at least 15 minutes and brainstorm. Topics may include anything from finance to health to charity.

7. Feedback Is Important

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Feedback tells the wealthy what works and what doesn’t. It’s crucial for success.

6. Success Is The Result Of Teamwork

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Wealthy people realize it takes a team to achieve success. Focus on those who are positive and goal-orientated.

5. Be A Leader

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Successful people don’t follow the crowd, they lead. They have a vision and pull others into it.

4. Seek Out A Mentor

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Good mentors actively participate by teaching you what and what not to do. Life lessons are just as valuable as lessons about building wealth.

3. Be An Early Riser

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Nearly 50% of self-made millionaires that took part in this study woke up at least 3 hours before their actual workday began. It gave them uninterrupted time to tackle the biggest tasks of the day.

2. Seek Out Other Successful People

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These people tend to be goal orientated and have a positive mental attitude as well.

1. Read, Read And Read

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Wealthy people look to be educated, not entertained. 88% of the rich devote 30 minutes or more each day to self-education or self-improvement. The three most popular book types are personal development, history or biographies of successful people.

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