Majority of people fall in the category of those who say they want to make money but don’t really mean it.
There are certain types of people in the world. Those who say money is not everything and it doesn’t matter; those who say they want to make money but don’t really mean it and those who genuinely want to be rich.
Majority of people fall into the second category. The ones who are financially unstable fall into this category.
So if you do not want to be poor, follow these steps
1. Wake up early.
Avoid spending a whole lot of the night sleeping.
Wake up early to plan for the day. You don’t hear of successful businessmen who sleep a lot, if they did sleep so much, they won’t be successful.
2. Set goals
As you have short-term goals you want to achieve in a short time, make sure you also set long-term goals for yourself.
Setting goals gives you a target you want to meet and it also keeps you focused.
Many successful businessmen are readers. Instead of buying things that don’t have value, buy at least a motivational book or a book on finance and money every month.
Sharpen your mental skills. It helps in personal development.
4. Spend within your income
Many people spend more than they earn.
The outcome of always being online, checking other people’s lifestyle is that you want to live like those people, so you end up spending on things you necessarily don’t need but you want by all means.
If you can’t afford some things, make do with what you have, you won’t die if you don’t have them. So try to spend within your means.
Learn how to save out of your income. No matter how small your income is, you should try to save a part of it.
Don’t spend and then save what is left. Save and spend what is left.
6. Avoid debts
Make sure you avoid debts. If you are not taking a loan for a business or a reasonable project, don’t take a loan.
The thing about debt is that when you clear your debt, you still end up needing more money because you don’t have enough anymore, then you need to borrow again. Which means you still end up being in debt.
So avoid it like a plague.
7. Spend less time in front of a screen
Stop wasting a lot of precious time you can invest in front of a screen.
If you are not on television to look for vital information, online surfing to get useful information or your work entails you to do so and you are only in front of a television screen, computer or phone screen whiling away time, doing nothing but feeding your eyes with useless information, you need to quit.