Chapter 13

Bad habits

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Brian Tracy

They say it takes 30 days to form or to break a habit — that for 30 days you need to focus on something with the determination to change it, until the new behaviour feels natural to you. Essentially, your attitudes, approaches and behaviours with money (based on past traits) are all just habits — habits that can be broken, changed or developed in positive ways.

When I was in high school one of the part-time jobs I had was working in a petrol station in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. I’d wake up at 5 am to get ready to start work at 6 am for an eight-hour shift that finished at 2 pm. I didn’t mind the job because it paid much better than Red Rooster (where ...

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