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You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.

The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without a certain level of discipline. A disciplined person is willing and able to give up short-term pleasure to achieve long-term gains. Of course becoming disciplined requires you to have daily habits. Only disciplined people with habits can turn their lives around.

Habits can change the direction of our lives. While some people have pitiful habits, like gossiping, others have powerful ones, like praising others. No matter who you are or where you came from, your habits can make or break you.

What are your habits? Where are they leading you?

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire:

 

1. STUDYING

First and foremost, you should never go a day without learning. Learning can happen in all forms. Personally, I study every day for a minimum of three hours. This includes the following habits: reading books,  reading success articles, watching videos or documentary’s, reviewing and replying to comments, and anything else that will upgrade my knowledge base.

Out of all of this, reading is most important. Every day, without fail, I get to my books and soak in as many ideas I can. I also put my phone in another room as I drink in the knowledge and wisdom of these books. All the books in the world have all the answers in the world. I can afford to miss a meal, but I can’t afford to miss a book!

“The greatest university is a collection of books.”
– Thomas Carlyle

 

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 2. GOAL SETTING

Every day, you should make it your duty to set your goals. In my journal I write down everything that I want to accomplish for the month, year, and the decade. This process fascinates me and gets me to think bigger and step over the small problems in life.

Let’s say you have a goal to live a lavish lifestyle within the next 10 years. If you want to achieve this goal, you list some ideas that correspond with it. For instance, you list the following ideas for the year: a private jet, 10-bedroom mansion, personal chef, a Bentley. When you come up with these ideas, you’ll get really excited about where your life is heading, with a fixed point to focus on.

3. PLANNING

You can set endless goals, but you need plans to achieve them.

First, you’ll need to break down those 10-year goals into years, months, weeks, and days. Once you break them down into smaller parts, you’ll have to come up with some steps to achieve those results and find a way to hold yourself accountable.

One of my clients had big goals to be a professional speaker. However, he didn’t know how to plan. I told him that he’ll have to set the stage high (no pun intended) and make plans to achieve his goals. I told him that if he gave 120 speeches in a year, he would reach his goals. I helped him break it down to 10 a month, which is one speech for every third day.

After we planned, he admitted that his goals felt more achievable!

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4. NETWORKING

In the new millennium, we have so many new ways to get and stay connected. To network effectively, you’ll have to be a producer, not a consumer. This means you have to network aggressively, not passively. Don’t wait for emails or phone calls to come to you. Instead, make an effort to reach out to others. Realize that networking is a daily habit.

I use a special system called the “Rule of 10.” This rule allows me to send 10 text messages, 10 phone calls, and 10 emails a day. On top of this, I’m constantly, giving talks, and writing articles, which allows me to reach the masses. I’m also posting several times a day on all of my social media accounts. This combination is networking at its finest.

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5. JOURNALING

Everyone needs time to think. To think effectively, you should keep a journal. It allows you to reflect on the day and ask serious questions. In addition, you’ll be able to keep track of stories, ideas, jokes, lessons, quotes, successes, failures, and more. You can keep track of who you met and where you went.

Every day, I write a minimum of four pages in my journal. To date, I have cherished two dozen journals. It gives me time to reflect on my greatest accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities. Sometimes, I’ll journal for over an hour. When I look back in my journals, I’m often astounded from my journey. Further, it’s good to leave some notes behind for future generations.

“It’s not the number of hours you put in, but what you put in the hours.”
— Abraham Lincoln

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6. EXERCISING

To be successful in life, your body must perform at the highest level. Your mind is constantly asking your body to do the unexpected, and you must be prepared. The best way to prepare your body is by exercising, even when it’s inconvenient. Once your body is prepared for opportunities, you’ll be able to navigate through the oceans of success.

Imagine the feeling of perspiration dripping after a great workout. It’s a good feeling, right? If this is the case, why debate with yourself about whether you should workout or not? Why not make it a habit to work out 3-5 times a week for an hour or less a day? Not only will you gain unprecedented endurance, but you’ll also get all your work done before the end of the day.

7. MASTERING YOUR CRAFT

Every day, you must be working on your craft. Each of us has been innately gifted with a talent (or talents) that must be exercised on a daily basis. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Mastery takes years to cultivate, but if you’re willing to be the best at what you do, there won’t be much competition.

“Every master was once a disaster.”
– T. Harv Eker

 

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8. MASTERMINDING

Successful people have learned to organize the right relationships in their lives. This means that their closest people are nurturing them mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Even if you see a “solo act” like a musician, you must also account for those who are behind the scenes, like their make-up artist, manager, sound technicians, and the voice coach.

However, your mastermind doesn’t form without effort. It takes time to carefully select the right people. More important, the right relationships will form naturally when you learn more about what you’re doing. Eventually, your hand-picked team will bring out the best in you and help you overcome the greatest challenges you’ve ever faced.

All of these habits require the utmost discipline. You must communicate your needs to others so that they can support you in your habits.

When you seek constant improvement and refine your lifestyle by letting these habits your success, you will receive unlimited rewards in the process!

LEROY’S CHALLENGE!

This week aim to implement 3 of the above habits, do it each day and keep to it for 14 days.

Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

To Your Great Success!

LEROY FORD
Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur
Creator, Passion To Profits 7-Step System
Founder, Success Mentors Academy™

 

 

 

 

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