13 Things Rich People Never, Ever Say
Being financially successful is part skill and part attitude. Here’s how you can get into the mindset of rich people.
“I don’t have time for this”
According to Jeremy Larner, entrepreneur and president of JKL Worldwide, there is nothing more valuable in this world than time. While we all experience times when we feel like there’s just not enough time, rich people don’t complain and worry how they will get things done. Instead, they say, “How does this investment (of time) fit into the pursuit of my goals?”
“When we reorient the question into a more proactive and positive light, the answer to that question is much less convoluted. ‘Does this investment further my financial goals, my peace of mind, or my personal relationships?’” he says. “Framing the language around time like it is the worthiest of investments will allow you to clarify in your own mind what is, in fact, worthy of your time and energy.”
“I think I’m rich enough”
This one isn’t that surprising. Once people who earn financial success get a taste of what living rich is like, why would they want to go back to their previous way of life? “Wealthy people are largely looking to find ways to make more money,” Ramhold says. “This means being smart about investments, whether that’s stock in companies or properties they intend to sell.” But making more money also means finding opportune ways to save money, like driving practical cars and living in modest homes. On the other hand, these are 19 things rich people never do.
Strike the word from your vocabulary! Rich people frame their thoughts and goals around when, not if, they will happen. “The ‘if’ mindset assumes there might or might not be a possibility, whereas the when mindset does not doubt and is determined,” says Anna Nguyenova, an operations and strategy expert and the VP of Operations at an LA startup.“It sets the intention and establishes a vision in our mind which in turn puts us on our path to achieve it. Subconsciously or not, we are more likely to take appropriate action when we have established our end goal.” Don’t miss these 26 secrets rich people won’t tell you about their lives.