9 Things Poor People DO That The Rich DON’T!

9 Things Poor People DO That The Rich DON’T!

9 Things Poor People Do That the Rich Don’t
“Sleep-In”- The saying goes “the early
bird catches the worm” and this couldn’t
be more true as a 5 year study by Thomas Corley
has shown that 50% of self-made millionaires
wake up at least 3 hours before they go to
Many of these millionaires use the extra hours
in order to workout, plan their days so they
are more efficient, and to brainstorm new
People on the poorer end of the spectrum have
a tendency to sleep until the last minute
and go into their days less prepared.
Also, forcing yourself to wake up when you
don’t want to can have the added benefit
of giving you more energy, as having a strict
and consistent regimen allows your body to
function at a higher capacity.
Consistently waking up early allows you to
take charge of your day, just think of an
alarm clock as the bell in a boxing match.
However, a lot of poor people don’t have
the option of waking up early as they are
forced to work long hours, night shifts, and
shifts that constantly fluctuate making it
harder for them to lock into a healthy circadian
“Eat Poorly”- The phrase “You are what
you eat” could not fit more appropriately
when speaking of this big difference between
the rich and poor.
Getting past the notion that poor people sometimes
get stuck eating bad food because for the
most part healthier food is more expensive
or that poor people find it harder to find
the time to cook from home, there is a huge
link between success and a healthy diet.
Eating fast food and unhealthy snacks can
drain your body and mind.
If you have ever eaten McDonald’s breakfast,
you will know that instead of feeling full
of energy and ready to attack the day it usually
just makes you want to go back to sleep.
Though it can be tough getting into the habit
of planning meals, shopping for the right
kind of groceries and weaning off sugar, salt
and fatty foods the end results are always
worth it.
Most rich people, though their are exceptions,
have figured out early that they won’t be
able to sustain success without the proper
food fueling their days.
This is one improvement that doesn’t require
having a personal chef either, as just attempting
to consistently eat better foods or eating
on a healthy schedule can have instant results.
“Skip Exercise”- A recent study shows
that 76% of rich people exercise half an hour
or more everyday.
This fact goes hand in hand with the other
topics of rich people being all-around healthier.
One of the main reasons that more successful
people exercise more is because they know
that in order to be fully focused and ready
for the day the body and mind have to cooperate.
Exercising can also help you to deal with
stress and solve problems with the full working
capacity of your body.
If you are feeling sleepy or sluggish exercise
can wake you up and help you to continue on
at full-strength.
Access to Gym memberships, personal equipment
and the ability to take part in leisure activities
that may be too expensive for the poor does
play into the rich being able to stay in better
shape, but anyone can workout without those
things and doing it can work wonders.
Adding daily exercise of even just half an
hour can increase your productivity and help
you to stick to your schedule and reach your
“Watch T.V.”-According to Thomas Corley’s
book Rich Habits, 67% of wealthy people watch
less than an hour of television a day as opposed
to 23% of poor people.
This could be do to the fact that successful
people know that television is a distraction
from achieving goals and replace the time
with more productive habits.
It could also be a result of the fact that
rich people tend to have their hands in more
than one business, so they don’t have time
to watch television.
The study also shows that poor people tend
to watch less quality television than poor
people as there is a significant amount of
poor people that watch reality shows.
Dedicated sports fandom and video games are
another type of escapism that the rich don’t
necessarily participate in on the levels that
the poor do.
As the rich usually have easy going lifestyles
where they can meet success in real life one
can see why they don’t feel the need to
hang on to the hopes of their team winning
or beating a level in a videogame to feel
a sense of accomplishment.
But no one can blame those who haven’t reached
financial success for enjoying sports, television
and video games because sometimes it is impossible
to climb the ladder with so many obstacles
(some that are put in place by the rich) in
everyday life.
Poor people may need to take refuge in these
things to distract them from their everyday
struggles and avoid depression.
“Dwell on Problems”- One of the biggest
differences between mindsets of financially
successful people and those that aren’t
is that successful people don’t dwell on
their problems.
When a person who is strong of mind and a
go-getter comes upon an obstacle instead of
trying to avoid it or sulking in their misfortune–they
attack it head on.
Some of the most successful people have faced
some intensely adverse situations in their
lives and the way they dealt with them through
innovation and positivity left them as better
equipped to handle seemingly less important
situations in business.
Sometimes a problem that comes into a person’s
life can even be the moment that sparks the
successful person’s rise to glory.
There are many stories of rich people who
started off broke or who had terrible events
in their lives that forced them to become
great or crumble under the pressure.
Less successful people have a tendency towards
being self-defeating and drown themselves
in negativity this a big reason why alcoholism
and addiction is more common among the poorer
Procrastination is a common affliction of
those who have the capacity for financial
Putting something off can lead to a snowball
effect of problems that becomes insurmountable
whereas successful people try to stay ahead
of the game and even plan for problems that
may occur in the future.
“Don’t Read”- Financially successful
people are found trying to constantly improve
themselves and one of the biggest ways a person
can do this is by reading.
Surveys of the rich vs. poor have shown a
dramatic difference in their reading habits.
Whereas the poor spend more time in aforementioned
escapist hobbies such as television the rich
devour books by the truckload.
Take for instance Warren Buffett who will
spend up to 80% of his day reading and Bill
Gates who makes a point to read at least fifty
books a year.
Though these two extreme examples might have
a little more time now that they have already
achieved such resounding success and no longer
have to do hard labor, they probably developed
these habits before success and there is still
a lesson to be learned from them.
Reading can help to focus your mind, upgrade
communication skills and help you to learn
from the mistakes of others whether fictional
or non.
Two of the most popular types of books that
are read by rich people are biographies and
self-help books.
Reading biographies is way to live vicariously
through another and help deal with one’s
one tribulations by learning how they did,
or where they failed.
Self-help books are just another testament
to how successful people are constantly looking
inward and trying to improve themselves instead
of being satisfied with their current status.
“Forget to Invest”-Now investing is hard
if you don’t have any money to begin with,
but some of the richest people in the world
weren’t always able to put aside large chunks
of dough like they can now.
Many successful people began investing little
by little, whether it was just investing in
themselves by putting any extra money into
their ideas—- or not spending unless the
purchases they made were working to their
One of the biggest reasons that the poor remain
poor is by overspending in the moment and
hoping for a future bail-out that never comes.
Credit cards can be a dangerous trap and may
even exist only to further the gap between
the rich and poor.
The instant gratification of being able to
pay for something now with ‘future money’
can be a hard thing to overcome–especially
in the materialistic world we live in.
This aspect is what credit card companies
thrive off of–and the interest rates of a
credit card that is incorrectly managed–can
lead to devastating future hardships and the
inability to get loans when a person really
needs it.
Rich people tend to only use a credit card
when the card is working for them and they
know they already have the money to pay it
In fact, studies show that most rich people
carry an average of one credit card whereas
poor people tend to carry multiple.
Poor people also involve themselves with less
responsible investments such as gambling or
the lottery–hoping for the improbable prospect
of instant riches via luck– instead of slowly
cultivating long-term wealth.
“Live in Chronic Pain”- Kaiser Health
News reported in 2010 that the percentage
of people who experience daily pain is doubled
in those living below the poverty line.
This may be due to holding more physically
demanding jobs and harsher living conditions.
Living in chronic pain can be a catch-22 in
which those who want to get better jobs and
be more successful are unable to do so because
of their pain and the inability to function
at full strength, which in turn relegates
them to being stuck in the same physical jobs
that cause the pain, health insurance that
doesn’t cover the help they need, or a wage
that isn’t enough to sustain a healthy life.
In opposition to the aesthetic mirage that
the rich take better care of themselves, is
our paradoxical culture where the higher earning
jobs usually involve less physical labor,
so it’s no wonder that the rich are generally
more pain-free.
That being said, another place where successful
people invest where unsuccessful people don’t
is in personal healthcare.
To make sure that unforeseen physical problems
and the medical expenses that come with them
don’t put them in the red, rich people put
money aside for worst-case scenarios.
Statistically, rich people also visit their
physician more frequently for check-ups.
Where a poor person might avoid going to the
doctor to avoid bills until they have serious
medical issues, the rich have the foresight
and luxury of grabbing the bull by the horns
and making sure they are in peak condition
in order to prevent ailments.
In addition, the lower class has an especially
hard time paying for specialists that the
rich take for granted, such as chiropractors
and psychologists, which only perpetuates
the cyclic trap of pain and depression in
the poor.
Untreated medical conditions can result in
people turning to drugs or alcohol–and addiction
is one of the quickest ways to the poor house.
“Resent Teamwork”- Most of the richest
people in the world didn’t get there on
their own, they networked and teamed up with
other very successful people in order to achieve
something great.
As easy as teamwork sounds, many people find
it difficult to put aside their own ideals
in favor of what could be a better idea or
the direction others want to move in.
A common link between self-made millionaires
is their ability to mesh the ideas of others
into innovation and keeping a positive work
environment where everyone’s voice can be
Studies have shown that a high percentage
of poor people, if given a choice to work
alone or with a team, will choose to work
This stubborn independence is a major factor
in some poor people’s ability to be leaders
or to move up in a workplace.
People who would rather work independently
are less efficient if working in management
roles because they either try to do everything
themselves or they view any work or idea by
their employees to be inadequate.
The financially unsuccessful people also have
a propensity towards blaming others for their
problems or things that were their fault.
On the flipside, some of the most successful
people take responsibility for their actions
and admit when they’ve made a mistake, showing
time and time again that the secret to self
growth is being able to look at oneself objectively.

100 thoughts on “9 Things Poor People DO That The Rich DON’T!”

  1. So what is this about? Rich people are better? Lmao
    Poor people aren't lazy. Rich people are. We WALK everywhere we don't have a fancy 2019 or 18' car. So we may not have engery to exercise the same.
    F you who made this video. We exercise by carrying our groceries in our hands while walking with a stroller and a child inside. F you society.
    You forgot something. The poor are more humane. We help those who need help. Rich people are lazy and selfish and greedy and can care less about the bums on The streets. Rich are egotostic and can care less about the homeless. They only complain about taxes which help the poor. The poor will give their only last dollar to a hungry person. The rich ignore the hungry and are too caught up in buying new iphones and cars and houses and name brand clothing.
    Did i forget to mention how they use their money for unnecessarily dangerous body change procedures, including botox and tanning. Not all poor people as a child had the same stability and resources growing up as a rich child has. Instead of worrying about having brand new name brand clothing, their goals and parents' idealation for them is more so getting good grades and staying in school. Is whats most important. F you society.
    They're materialistic and unhappy in which you forgot to mention in this video.
    Money doesn't buy happiness.
    I know these things because i have a 'rich' aunt. Now i wasn't raised by my family and my mother isn't rich.
    There are a lot of things that play a role in why some people aren't rich but poor.
    Even living as an abused battered person as a child can make one prone to being poor.
    My point is. The poor are more humane. We can relate more to humanity. We come from and understand the suffering and hardships in life.
    And i wake up at 5 o clock every day to have time to get my son up and dressed warmly n fed before i take him to daycare then go to work. On A Bicycle in the winter.

  2. I actually enjoyed this video and will apply these lessons to my daily life. I can't understand all the hateful comments.

  3. Warren Buffet has a net worth of 98billion and he wakes up at 6.45,his breakfast is from McDonalds and he doesn't work out.

  4. Labels, Labels. The message in this video is judging people and while some might be true, most are not. Being rich is not a measure of happiness either, etc.

  5. Stop Being Poor:

    Spend less than you earn.

    Stop eating out & learn to cook healthy meals at home.

    Go to college or tech school and get that degree.

    Never co-sign on a loan.

    Avoid using credit cards and use cash instead.

    If you have kids, encourage your kids to invest in a good education.

    Save money & invest the difference.

    Always have an emergency fund so you can meet unexpected needs.

    Drink less soft drinks & drink more water.

    Get extra roommates to help with the bills.

    Watch less TV & read more books.

    Surround yourself with positive successful people.

    Buy used instead of paying full price for new.

    Get a library card & use it.

    Learn something new everyday.

    Pay off all debt as soon as possible.

    Invest 15% of income into IRA Roth's.

    Have one thousand in an emergency fund.

    Pay off home early.

    Focus on education rather than chasing short term riches.

    Invest early for your kids college funding.

    Learn about long term wealth & investing from your local library.

    Avoid lending money to friends & famiy.

    Become independent and learn to do things on your own.

    Be careful who you bring into your life.

    If you have a 401 K at work contribute the maximum.

    Avoid drugs and those who use them.

    Health is your most valuable asset.

    Have cheap hobbies.

    Focus on education while you are young instead of romantic relationships & marriage.

    Have three to six months savings for emergencies.

    Take good care of your teeth by brushing & flossing daily.

    Attend positive seminars & classes.

    Pay bills on time and keep trying to improve your credit score.

    Google cheap living & saving money to learn more.

  6. Being poor is a combination of number of things. Environment, mentality, habits, etc. Of course if you were born poor it would take you harder to get out of there, is a vicious circle. But I do believe you can at least become middle class if you work hard enough. I was born poor and now Im middle class (in Latin America). Now Im on my way to become reasonable rich. Lets see how it works. Greetings from Chile.

  7. I told myself I would not watch anymore of these because the first one I saw was obviously made by rich people just wanting to shame the poor and was out of touch with reality. You may have seen it? It starts out by telling people that the rich save money on jeans by buying a $100 dollar instead of a $1000 pair, Really? Now I got to have my $1000 jeans!…lol. Seriously as I was watching that video I was wearing a pair of jeans that cost $10. The reason the poor are poor is because they work for low wages that they cannot even pay for the basic necessities to live. It is 6:29 am where I live right now. I have been up for 3 hours. I'm still poor….lol. This was a little more honest than the first one I saw. But, like the other one, it really didn't give any advise that either I didn't already know or that was useful.

  8. To all you poor cucks that have failed at life, I encourage you to keep trying, as the first billion is always the hardest. Don't give up!

  9. You can exercise and still die of a heart attack for over exercising. Not everyone can be rich it is offensive to think everyone can be successful or rich. There are things in life you can't control and you don't have power over.

  10. Waking up before dawn or before one has reached an 8 hour sleep is against the natural biorhythm. Eating healthy is already a luxury a lot of people can't afford and as said already, people like Warren Buffet and Trump eat junk-food by the kilograms, everyday! Most poor people have to do physical labor, so exercise enough, for them and they usually still end up being poor! Problem is, becoming rich is usually because people either inherit, win the lottery or regularly screw over other people!

  11. I’m poor and I go for a 2hr walk everyday. I walk thru some bad parts of town and am always amazed at how many homeless people I see smoking. It’s seems like all of them smoke.

  12. not in vegas
    warren buffet eats terribly
    you think gates worksout?
    donald trump watches a lot of tv?

  13. I typically try to avoid public commenting but I'm reading nothing but complaints and blame in the comments.
    Is it all about the connections? What are you trying to do to get them? I know for a fact that it's easy to get into the chamber of commerce (I'm in 2 of them)
    Is it about the area? What are you doing to move to that area?
    Is it about the "job"? (though being an employee isn't designed to build YOUR dreams) What are you doing to add value to yourself to qualify for that job?

    Is it about starting a business? What are you doing to get things going? (I don't want to hear that it's too expensive, I started my first business picking up dog crap for about $50, and would average $600/day)

    I wasn't born into this, hell, I grew up at a tiny town in Pennsylvania known for drugs with a strong organized crime presence (New Castle, Pa, If you're curious). We never had a lot but we managed to have just enough, I'm STILL helping my dad pay off his debts, and BOTH of my brothers have declared bankruptcy at one point despite working multiple (and often quite good) jobs. I went from trying to off myself one year after being cheated on a week prior to my wedding, to rubbing shoulders with ridiculously wealthy and successful people less than a year later. I got started when I was off of work (I was a welder) due to an injury requiring surgical repair (distal bicep tear) from a rodeo bull ride.

    What are you doing about it? I don't care what you read, watch or think. Ideas are CHEAP (the 3 year old I babysit has PLENTY of ideas, probably more than me, yet she's not rich.) If you hate successful people, I PROMISE, you'll never be one. People tend to get strange when success is involved. I have lost more "old friends" upon becoming successful than you could even imagine. Instead of pulling others down to a comfortable level to you, why don't you work your nuts off and build yourself up? The only excuse you have, is YOU. I know I'm going to get a ton of hate for this, but that's ok. Your success has little to do with anybody else. If you don't have a growth mindset and would rather complain than make your own way, that's nobodies fault but your own. We need to end this "victim mentality". You're not special, you're not perfect as you are, and you are entitled to NOTHING. Nobody is. You'll earn whatever you are willing to push for. But it's even more than that, you have to be ready for the results, good or bad. (Look up Dan Lok if you don't believe me)

  14. The last time I used my credit card was to pay for a parking ticket… I had to remove all the dust and spider web that got accumulated on that card…

  15. Bottom line if you want to be rich you either win it, inheriting it, or develop something that makes you rich. You can do that no matter what you eat or drink.

  16. I am Rich, and have frequently 4 hours massage and travel wherever I want for how long I want, eating excellent nutritional foods, and I dont have to work for money…he's right! I would not be this Happy and Healthy-stress free, if I was not Rich! Look also you tube: ABAraham Hicks money

  17. Credit cards do not exist to further the gap between the rich and poor. -_- It’s called financial responsibility. 78% of the US live pay check to pay check. Save money, spend only on what’s needed. Don’t buy new cars and get into debt because of the payments. Sigh.

  18. Poor people don’t speak fast, like this commentator, therefore, poor people are more laid back and live longer, as speaking so fast affects the heart.

  19. Rich and Poor….. OMG…. I wonder whoever the narrator is are they rich…. then the statement about poor people being alcoholic​are u serious rich people Chase more money then make bad choices then drink and commit sucide…. some not all just like poor people…

  20. The idea of poor VS rich is so stifling. Just be willing to live within your means to be happy. Why IS lots of money a goal? Can you not be happy just living?

  21. Sleep in,fast food, exercise,Watch TV,dwell on problems, procrastination,not reading,forget to invest, chronic pain,personal health care.

  22. I don’t have any credit cards, All I have is only one debit card and some cash in case some store only accept cash.

  23. Most rich ppl get rich by being involved in immoral things,there is almost never a guiltless rich person,am good being comfortable,being rich all u want can't always save u from everything

  24. @3:30 sec, those 3 would probably have more fun if they were playing with each others joysticks

  25. Hmmm, why am I still poor? I don't do anything that poor people do, and do everything that rich people do. What a BS roll

  26. I got it, the main purpose of this video is to …. Go to specialists, such as doctors and therapists… F y

  27. Poor people aren't born rich, either. Trump doesn't read, watches ridiculous amounts of TV, has had so much debt he's had companies go bankrupt multiple times, doesn't exercise, eats crap. He's learned how to con and cheat his way through life.

  28. 1-Wake up 3 hours earlier.
    2-Don’t eat like a poor.
    3-Don’t skip daily exercises for at least 30 minutes.
    4-Skip TV, and games, replace it with great habits.
    5.Don’t dwell problems, face & solve problems.
    6.Read at least 2 page of self help book and biography book per day.
    7.Invest, either time or money to “assets”.
    8.Don’t involve yourself in meaningless pain, to rest is to walk further.
    9.Embrace teamwork, “what got you here, won’t get you there”. Work with a stack of wolves.

    All the best fellas !

  29. bullshit there are very wealthy addicts out there. The addicts that go into recovery can generally more successful than the normal.

  30. The thing with diet. A lot of healthier food don't have long self life. So it can be expensive, especially for a family, or one parent families. The healthy eating guide (nutrition) means more vegetable, fresh fruit and oily fish and a lot of foods such as snack, crisps, chocolate, fizzy drinks and binge food are taken out. It's going to be a real problem in years to come!!! I'm content with my income and don't envy. It would be wise to take care of diet, up against these fast food chains that contain huge amount of saturated fat, salt and sugar and they don't label ingredient or nutrition value. Best way is just introduce health foods without giving up on other foods and see how you feel both physically and mentally. I'm sure it will alter some preception. 😊

  31. Money doesn’t matter what matters is living life to the fullest neither of rich and poor do that.

  32. There may be a link between healthy eating and success, but you need to dig into which came first. Did the healthy eating assist in the success of obtaining wealth or was it the ability of a wealthy person to afford the healthier food. We all know that the cheapest food is the unhealthiest. So…

  33. The person in Australia who compiles our Rich List was asked what characteristic the self-made wealthy often had in common: the breathtaking number of hours they work. While we are having fun, they are usually working. I remember the stunning wife of one of our wealthy self-made said she hardly ever saw him, he was always working.

  34. Well when the world comes to an end and tv and radios are no more at least I'll have my PLAYBOY magazine…oh i mean books to keep me company. 😂😂😂😂😂

  35. If rich people admit their foibles and failings, what is up with Mark Zuckerburg and the whole Facebook debacle? Just what is his damage?

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  37. what about the doctors that try to exploit therefor decreasing the health condition of the patient

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