Wednesday, July 24, 2013

20 Things The Rich Do Every Day from Tom Corley

On Dave Ramsey's podcast he shared some of this info, and then provided the following on his web site. It is from a book by Tom Corley, where he talks about the difference in habitual behavior between rich and poor. The following was on his website I am going to see about getting this book. I have some questions about his methodology, but find the differences very telling.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make hbd calls vs. 11% of poor

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The only solution to texting while driving

This article talks about the dangers of texting while driving.

The More You Talk On—Or To—Your Phone, The Worse You Drive

This is in spite of new speech to text solutions.

This obsession to make most use of all our time, even when behind the wheel is just not going to go away. The only solution will be having a car that will drive itself.

As an aside, I think that there will be an accompanying capability to have our car judge our driving ability and maybe make us better drivers, before taking the job away from us completely.

What do you think?