I spent 5 years studying rich people, and I can tell you they’re laser-focused on building the type of relationships anyone can seek


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In my Rich Habits research, I interviewed 233 wealthy people over five years (177 of whom were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.
One theme that kept arising was relationships. I found wealthy people focus like a laser on building what I like to call Power Relationships. These people are optimistic, success-minded, and influential.
Power Relationships don’t simply manifest themselves out of thin air. They are the byproduct of investing time and energy: calling people on their birthdays, inviting them to coffee, engaging in speaking and writing to reach more people.
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In my Rich Habits research, I interviewed 233 wealthy people over five years (177 of whom were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets. I then wrote a series of Rich Habits books sharing the data I had gathered.

I learned a lot about the habits and choices of the wealthy, from how they got rich in the first place to the choices that stand in the way of building wealth.

One theme that kept arising was relationships. I’ve written before that the rich do not build relationships with just anybody, but I’ve also come to find that they focus like a laser on building what I like to call Power Relationships.

Power Relationships are individuals who are:

Centers of influence
Decision-makers
Upbeat, optimistic, positive
Wealthy
Successful
Success-minded
Obsessed with self-improvement

In my study, I also spoke with people on the other end of the income spectrum: those who had less than $35,000 in annual gross income and less than $5,000 in liquid assets. When asking about Power Relationships, I noticed some big differences between how people in the the two different groups approached them:

88% of the wealthy believed building …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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