7 Wealth Habits of the World’s Richest People

Reaching the pinnacles of the super rich rarely happens overnight. It requires years and years of hard work, determination and the drive to never give up. For a select few people, their luck changed in a matter of a few seconds. For others, they worked hard over the years to build up their empires and get on the list of the world’s wealthiest people.

It seems the secrets to becoming part of the élite and wealthy have been well guarded. The likes of Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, and Nick Woodman are ready to show their secrets about what made them some of the wealthiest people in modern times. As most of them have said, becoming a billionaire is not about the money, but about the psychology. 

If you are looking to earn much more money, start hanging around rich people. While this might seem extreme, it makes sense once you think about it. Hanging around seriously rich people is an easy way to see how they make the big decisions. If you want to be like them, take direct lessons and copy their positive behaviours.
Be not afraid. If there is a solid business idea you want to invest in, yet everyone runs away, follow your gut instincts. There are no real failures in business. There are experiences that you learn from it. Every successful person has a period of lows to go along with the highs. Inaction and letting fear drive is the only way you really lose.
One of the best kept secrets is that of owning copyrights and is widely shared by some of the world’s wealthiest people. The help of intellectual-property, which are also commonly called “wealth secrets”, you can defeat the forces of market competition. Seriously tying the hands of competition legally gives you a wider market to pursue. Copyrights can be given for names, product designs or service processes. Protecting your investment and ingenuity is critical to staying on top in any market.

Saving is something which all of us may have been taught to do from an early age, but small amounts will just not cut it. If you can increase your earnings every year, place money into tax-free investments for later use, there will be a huge improvement on the bottom line amount you can save over the years.
Amancio Ortega is the owner of the hugely popular fashion brand Zara. The company has been taken to new financial heights recently. Everyone from normal people to the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen wearing Zara. What does she have to say about her secrets? She concludes it is about appealing to a broader range of people. The desire for Zara fashion has become so fierce that even a few designs that have been similar to competing designers have continued generated millions in cash. Branding has been so successful for Zara that a certain amount of “buying for the label” is happening.
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If you are looking to be a ‘unicorn‘ in the technology industry, it is necessary to take the time and do all the requirements to get a patent. This way you protect the rights of reproducing similar items for several years and stomp your competition. You will be able to keep top financial position from that item and rake in the profits for a long time to come.
Sara Blakely, founder of the revolutionary Spanx, claims that hiring people you trust and like will get you far. They may not seem to have a wide base of knowledge in the particular business you start, but a little training will make them the loyal team you need for the future

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Selfish People Are Unable To Love

It is common to have the ingrained idea that selfish people are narcissistic. We believe that these people only care about themselves, that they value and love each other above all else. However, the reality is quite different:  selfish people have not only difficulty loving others, but also loving themselves.

We understand that a selfish person is one who only cares about himself. It lacks respect and interest for the needs of others, it relates to people primarily because of their usefulness and the benefits they can derive from them.

They establish, therefore, instrumental relationships to cover their needs, without considering the emotional aspect of the people. This can happen, in turn, by the fear of getting too involved in relationships and getting hurt. So, in fact, they are doing it is to flee from love.

The selfish person does not get satisfaction in giving; Your concern is basically what you will receive in return. It may give the impression that all this energy that focuses on itself derives from the self-love it feels. However, all these attitudes imply a great inability to love oneself.

"He sees no more than himself; Judge others according to their usefulness; Is basically unable to love. Does not this prove that worrying about others and about yourself are inevitable alternatives? That would be true if selfishness and self-love were identical, but such an assumption is precisely the fallacy that led to so many erroneous conclusions about our problems. " 
-Erich Fromm-

Selfish people have no self-love
It is common for people to confuse self-love with being selfish. The person who loves himself is far from seeming a selfish person , since there are notorious differences that denote a real concern both with himself and with the people who surround him.

When we immerse ourselves in our own knowledge of ourselves, we begin, in turn, a better understanding of others. Self-knowledge is the only way to be aware of our own limitations,  the lack of self-acceptance, and all the fears underlying our behavior.

"Selfishness and self-love, far from being identical, are really opposites. The selfish individual does not love himself very much, but very little; In fact, he hates himself. Such lack of care and care is nothing more than the expression of his lack of productivity, leaves him empty and frustrated. He necessarily feels unhappy and anxiously anxious to wrest from life the satisfactions he is prevented from obtaining. 
-Erich Fromm-
Love to be able to love
It is fundamental to love yourself first so that you can love others . This fact is primordial and is far from selfishness. Attending and listening to our own needs, giving them the value they deserve, supposes a respect for themselves, essential to learn to love.

Considering our own emotions, expressing and accepting them, makes us more authentic people with ease to relate to us from intimacy and trust, not through the fear of being hurt, which only ends in superficial relationships, where we go Adding layers that prevent us from seeing our own ability to love.

"The idea expressed in the biblical verse 'Love your neighbor as yourself' implies that respect for one's own integrity and oneness, love and self-understanding, can not be separated from the respect, love, and understanding of another individual . Love for oneself is inseparably bound up with love for any other being. " 
-Erich Fromm-

We deceive ourselves by thinking that we love
Just as the person who is selfish is incapable of loving, so it is with the person who has a great concern for others, and dedicates himself completely to those around him, disconnecting from himself. In this way, you think you feel so much love that you are able to give up your needs.

This example is easy to see for overprotective mothers and for those who forget about themselves to pay attention to others, and to be at their disposal for when they need them. They are people who pour themselves into the needs of others as if they were their own.

This way of loving can be confused with very good people, who are willing to give themselves unselfishly, and love their neighbor even more than themselves. This conclusion is equally misleading to the selfish self-love. Both forms of love are a self-deception in which an exaggerated compensation for their inability to love is manifested.

"It is easier to understand selfishness by comparing it with avid concern for others, such as we find in an overprotective mother, for example. Although she consciously finds herself extremely affectionate toward her child, she does have a deeply suppressed hostility to the object of her worries. Her exaggerated care is not due to excessive love for the child, but to the fact that she must compensate for her total inability to love him. " 
-Erich Fromm-
As we can prove in the examples of selfish people and people who do not care about themselves, these are two ways in which there is no love for oneself , so there can be no love for other people.

"From this we deduce that my own person must be an object of my love, just as it is the other person. The affirmation of life, happiness, growth and self-freedom are rooted in one's own capacity for love, that is, care, respect, responsibility and knowledge. If an individual is capable of loving productively, he also loves himself; If you only love others, you can not love at all. " 

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Being Thankful When Family Disappoints You

Why do we grumble and take for granted the people we love most?

Written by Joy on 06/12/2015
Series: Weekly Devotional
“Giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

God knows we often grumble and complain so he reminds us throughout scripture to give thanks. When we focus on the things we lack, we can forget to appreciate what we have. God wants us to give thanks for everything! How can we be thankful for our spouse, children and parents when they don’t meet our expectations? Here are three reasons:

1.God is Good
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His faithful love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).

When we give thanks we confirm God is good. It acknowledges we are placing our hope in a good God Who has given us these relationships for a purpose. Even if your spouse or children do not believe in Jesus Christ, (1 Corinthians 7:16), God may work through you to save them.

Even if you have a poor relationship with your parents, God will always be there for you—ready to show His unfailing love as your Heavenly Father. If your family has accepted Jesus Christ, then you can truly thank God that he promises to complete what he started. God can use our relationships to lead us to Him and strengthen our faith.

2. It is God’s Will for You
“Give thanks” is written as a command over and over in scripture. It is not a suggestion or a feeling. It takes a deliberate choice. “Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Paul sang praises and thanked God even while he was in prison. We too can give thanks “in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” who has given us salvation, eternal hope, and everything else good in our lives, including our family.

3. The Holy Spirit Fills Us
God never commands us to do something without giving us the power to do it. “…Understand what the Lord’s will is. …..be filled by the Spirit: speaking to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music from your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for everything to God …..” (Ephesians 5:17-20). The key is being filled with the Spirit! Ask God to help you give thanks and fill your heart with joy.

It’s easy to dwell on the annoying things our loved ones do instead of rejoicing over the blessing they are to us. Keep your thoughts focused on good things that are worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8) Say the words, “I’m so thankful for you.” Appreciation lightens the heart, (Psalm 138:1), and spreads to those around us bringing peace, love and unity. (Colossians 3:12-17)

Pray this week:

Lord, please fill me with joy and thanksgiving for my family. Open my eyes to the blessing they are in my life. I am choosing to thank you for the people around me.

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Care for People All Around You

The book of Ruth in the Old Testament tells a beautiful story about love and loyalty among family.

Written by Hope on 28/04/2013
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: God, Love, Loyalty, Relationships
"And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows." (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

The book of Ruth in the Old Testament tells a beautiful story about love and loyalty among family.

Naomi, an Israelite, had traveled with her husband and sons to the foreign land of Moab to escape a famine. Her sons married local women, one of them being Ruth. When the husband and the sons died, Naomi chose to return to Israel and her people.

Love Each Other
Naomi and her daughters-in-law loved each other dearly. Wanting them to be provided for, Naomi urged them to remain in Moab to remarry. However, Ruth chose to stay with Naomi, dedicated to serving her mother-in-law — and God. She demonstrated a love and loyalty the Apostles Paul and John would describe many years later: “those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith” (1 Timothy 5:8) and “those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters” (1 John 4:21).

Avoid Evil and Pray
In Israel, Ruth provided for herself and Naomi by gathering leftover grain. She chose a field owned by Boaz, one of Naomi’s distant relatives. Boaz told Ruth to keep gathering on his land, where she’d be safe from dangerous men elsewhere. This mirrors God’s warning to His people against close contact with those who chose evil: “If you do, you will follow their evil ways and be trapped” (Exodus 34:12). If we can’t avoid harm, though, Jesus said to “Pray for those who hurt you” (Luke 6:28). We should avoid evil ways, but care about, and pray for, people who choose evil.

Care – No Matter What
Naomi loved Ruth, wanting to see her married and settled. She instructed Ruth to ask Boaz to take care of her (and Naomi) by marrying Ruth. Although Ruth was a poor foreigner, Boaz treated her with godly care and agreed. Jesus spoke of providing for others: “when you [cared for] one of the least of these people, you [cared for] Me” (Matthew 25:40). We, too, should show godly concern for others, especially those in need.

When Ruth chose to go with Naomi rather than stay with her own people, she said, “Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God” (Ruth 1:16).

Naomi’s devotion to the Living God caused Ruth to turn from the idols of her native Moab. Wouldn’t it be awesome if your love for God and for people would inspire others to turn from sin and follow God?

Prayer, Care and Share Jesus
Care for people in need around you!

Scripture: "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me"

Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, and thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' (Matthew 25:35-40)

The Prayer, Care & Share Jesus guide, encourages you to care for people around you because of what Jesus said in the Bible. People in the passage above could hardly believe that Jesus compared their deeds for others to the way they served Jesus. But, it is really that important to Jesus because his love and care is unconditional and he wants us to live like He did as much as we can.

How do we care for people the way Jesus would every day? Be aware of the needs of people around you – for the homeless, the poor, the hungry, the broken, the discouraged. Use the Prayer Care Share guide as a way to reach out to them. Pray for God's blessing and care, on them. Prepare yourself to care for them. Remember, Jesus did warn that sometimes, the person he wants us to help, may be a person that we don’t want to help. But, he tells us to even love and pray for our enemies.

When someone has a need, you can help them or encourage them. Or if you can’t solve the problem, ask the Lord to solve it.

There are all kinds of things that cause people to be in need. Take a moment and think about ways people in your life may need to be cared for right now. They may be saying things like:

My child is ill.
My brother was wounded in battle.
I have no money for transport to go home today.
My mother is an alcoholic.
My computer crashed and I don’t know how to fix it.
I am writing an important test tomorrow and am worried about it.
I need a job.
When you hear this, it’s possible the Lord has called you to care for them. How will you respond to His call?

Pray this week:

The book of Ruth in the Old Testament tells a beautiful story about love and loyalty among family.

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God teaches His people to avoid sin and to live in His ways.

God’s Power in Your Life: Living God's Will
God teaches His people to avoid sin and to live in His ways.

Written by Hope on 18/10/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Life, Power
Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.

II Timothy 3:16
Do you know that God is calling YOU to live out an extraordinary life by following His commandments and seeking His will for your life? After you have experienced the power of God’s forgiveness, you can allow His power to remake your life in His ways.

Here are ways you can learn to listen for His teachings:

1.Obey God’s Word
“What God has said isn’t only alive and active! It is sharper than any double-edged sword.” (Hebrews 4:12)! The Bible is full of stories that tell of God’s love and hopes for His people. Reading and studying it regularly will help you come to know Him better. When you have questions about what you should do, use God’s Word as “a lamp that gives light wherever you walk” (Psalm 119:105). The stories of the people featured in God’s Word often present great examples of how we should behave (or how not to behave!). No example is better than that of God the Son, Jesus Christ.

2. Jesus Was Called “Rabbi,” Which Means “Teacher”
How can we know that God wants us to learn? Well, while He lived on earth, Jesus took the title of teacher — He was famous for it: even when potential enemies met with him, they said, “‘Teacher, we know that you are honest. You teach the truth about what God wants people to do. And you treat everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are.’” (Matthew 22:15-16). Jesus taught His followers, “If you love me, you will do what I have said, and my Father will love you. I will also love you and show you what I am like.” (John 14:21). Learn what Jesus has to say, and learn to obey those instructions, depending on His power to make it possible for you to do so.

3. Let God Teach You
“I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8). God’s power is so great that He knows you: He knows who you really are; He knows your situation; He knows what you want and what you need! Tell Him what you need, and listen for His guidance. The Apostle Paul advised, “Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other” (Colossians 3:16). Ask trusted Christian friends, family, and leaders for godly support and prayer. Compare their advice with what you find in God’s Word (Acts 17:11) as you seek the power of God’s will in your life.

Pray this week:

O Lord, along with Psalm 25:4, I pray that You will show me the right path; and point out the road for me to follow. Amen.

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be Professional. be Personal. be Successful.

By The Guardian, UK

If all this swiping to meet contacts sounds too work-centric, Juan Imaz might have the service for you. The Madrid-based founder of beBee believes too many people are thinking too hard about finding contacts that do the same job as them, when actually the best business contacts can come about through shared interests.

BeBee’s focus is to reach out to people who share the same hobby or passion and might also want to do business together further down the line. Within its first year of launch, it claims to have attracted 11 million users, mostly in Spain and Latin America. Discussions are ongoing over launching the service in the UK.

“Whenever you meet a business contact there may be some chat about work and your industry but the main topics of conversation will be what your interests are and what you have in common,” explains Imaz.

BeBee’s focus is to reach out to people who share the same hobby or passion
The idea, he adds, is that people “form groups, or hives as we call them, such as ‘marketers who love football in London’ or whatever it happens to be.”

Imaz met many of the people he has hired through the site and regularly meets contacts in the tech industry through a group for people who love scuba-diving.

Ghostwriter Paul Croubalian believes beBee understands that business is about people and credits the service with providing the deepest engagement with potential clients, often through a shared love of food.

“Certainly it provides way more engagement than all other sites that I am on,” he says. “I recently earned a contract with a multinational with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. That is a substantial amount of business for me, worth about $150,000 over the next nine months or so.”

Whether it involves swiping right to arrange a coffee with a nearby contact or striking up a chat about a shared passion with a potential new business partner, this new generation of networking apps are making it simpler to do something productive – rather than just building a huge list of contacts you are unlikely to ever meet.

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be Professional. be Personal. be Successful.

 

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The Idolatry of People-Pleasing

The Idolatry of People-Pleasing
What if I'm more afraid to displease important people than God?

Written by GodLife on 13/09/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Relationships, Influence, Submission, Idolatry
So now run away to your place. I said I would give you much honor, but the Lord has kept you from honor.

Numbers 24:11
A story in the Bible's book of Numbers shows how dangerous the desire to “please men” can be (Colossians 3:22). This story is mentioned a lot in the Bible. Each mention comes with a warning.

God wants us to take note: what can this story teach us about ourselves?

1. It is Dangerous To Look For God’s Permission And Not His Approval
Fearing Israel, King Balak sent for the prophet Balaam. God told Balaam not to go. King Balak persisted, so Balaam asked God again.

God seemed persuaded: he gave Balaam permission to go. On his journey, the donkey he was riding was blocked by an angel with a drawn sword. The donkey refused to keep going, angering Balaam so much that he beat the animal. Before he could kill her, God allowed the donkey to speak, warning him of the danger. God then opened Balaam’s eyes to see the angel standing ready to kill him!

Just as the donkey’s actions went against Balaam’s plan for her, Balaam himself had nearly been killed for resisting God. But Balaam presses again, and finds the permission, (not the approval), of God.

2. There is Danger in Getting Around God’s Purposes
Accompanying the messengers back to Midian, Balaam at first blesses Israel instead of cursing them. God had warned him to do only as he was told. (Numbers 22:20) Balak is furious. Later we’re told (Numbers 31:16) that Balaam taught the Midianite women to seduce the Israelite men into idolatry. (Numbers 25:1-3) Terrified by Balak, Balaam cunningly thought of a way to curse the Israelites without speaking the curse himself, still a violation of God's instructions.

3. The Outcome of the Fear of Man
Balaam’s conduct shows perversion in a believer's walk:

The “way of Balaam” (2 Peter 2:15) — “against” God. (Numbers 22:32) If it was to his advantage, Balaam didn’t fear taking God's mercy for granted. In his heart, he said, “God has said ‘no’ to this–maybe there's a way I can do it anyway.”
The “error of Balaam” (Jude 11) — failing to learn the lesson of the encounter. Balaam was physically stopped and even threatened.
The “doctrine of Balaam” (Revelation 2:14) — passing this attitude along. Balaam was willing to try to spoil the purpose of God.

Presumption leads to the error of trying to get around God’s will. This means we manipulate, teach or become a bad example, leading others down the same corrupt path. Balaam may have said the Lord was his God. But he had idolatry in his life all along: respect of human favor over God’s. How much will God allow if we presume upon His grace? Balaam’s idolatry led him to serve God’s enemies, curse himself (Numbers 23:9) and demonstrate God’s denial of his prayers (Numbers 23:10) in the manner of his death. (Numbers 31:8)

Pray this week:

Father, I surrender myself to you again. I want your way to prevail in my life. Protect me from presumptuous sin.

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People around the world waited in line for 13 hours to buy this new phone

It's approaching midnight when the last customer finally scurries out of the door and into the crisp London night. The shop doesn't normally keep such late hours, but tonight is a special occasion.

The customer stands in the dim light outside of the storefront, giddily looking through the contents of his shopping bag, but it doesn't contain a new suit or any other tailored piece of menswear that would typically be sold during the bespoke tailor’s business hours.

It's a smartphone.

Some arrived 13 hours in advance, to be joined later by hundreds of people anxiously awaiting the store opening at 3pm.
Like hundreds of eager Londoners before him, he had to brave a massive crowd that lined several blocks on Brushfield Street since the early hours of the morning in order to get it. Some arrived 13 hours in advance, to be joined later by hundreds of people who anxiously awaited the store opening at 3pm.

Just hours before, the scene looked the same outside of Colette on Rue Saint Honoré in Paris — before that, outside of Firmament on Mitte, Linienstraße in Berlin.

And as the doors of Joshua Kane locked in London, a line started to form outside of Magnum Soho in New York City.

Over the next few days, thousands of fans flocked to the bustling streets of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore as the anticipation and excitement spilled over to India. Each location had been transformed, for a mere handful of hours, to accommodate the most anticipated smartphone release of the year.

But this phone — the one that compelled fans across the world to travel up to hundreds of miles to eagerly wait for hours on sidewalks — might not be the one you have in mind.

The phone you'll be willing to wait for
On June 14th, OnePlus launched its newest flagship device, the OnePlus 3. The following day, the phone was made available at a series of pop-up stores across the world. Now, for any casual smartphone user, it would be enough to sit back, order the phone online and patiently wait for the new device to arrive at their doorstep days later.

But for the OnePlus community, waiting isn't in the cards.

Eager to scoop up the phone at the first opportunity, rabid technophiles flooded the streets outside each pop-up location in New York, London, Paris and Berlin.

Thousands showed up for the phone's debut, and each store stayed open longer than anticipated in order to meet the demand.

While they were waiting, some OnePlus fans shared why they were so excited for the new phone, and why they keep coming back to the growing tech player.

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