Lists from part one.
Richard St. John found 8 common factors:
1) Passion – for love, not money
2) Work – it’s hard work but fun when in passion. “Workafrolic”
3) Good – get good at it, practice practice practice
4) Focus – focus on one thing
5) Push – push yourself through personal obstacles, shyness, doubt.
6) Serve – what do you offer of value
7) Ideas – listen, observe, be curious, solve problems, etc.
8 Persist – through failure and crap.
Some of Napoleon Hill‘s 17 principles are similar to the above, like:
Develop Definiteness of Purpose
Create Personal Initiative
Control Your Attention
Go the Extra Mile
Cultivate Creative Vision
Learn From Adversity and Defeat
Others are more on building a network, law of attraction and self care:
Establish a Mastermind Alliance
Assemble an Attractive Personality
Maintain Sound Health
Budget Your Time and Money
Use Applied Faith
Build a Positive Mental Attitude
Control Your Enthusiasm
Use of Cosmic Habitforce (the 17th)
The Difference by Jean Chatzky lists 20 key traits of which 12 or more are typical for someone wealthy. As the book is new and copyright, I will simply mention she has 5 each in 4 groups:
– Financial Attitudes and Behaviors, including risk, managed debt, and savings
– Goals such as wanting wealth, a home, and a clear passion.
– Personality that includes confidence, optimism, leadership and related traits.
– Non-financial Behaviors like having a degree, socializing and taking care of themselves.
She explores the 20 points in more detail as well as other contributing factors. She also explores their absence or opposites in those of descending wealth (debt). She touches on entitlement too, such as how some “high creatives” consider themselves above the mundane. The book highlights how such wealth building can take place even in an economic downturn.