How Are You Draining Your Bucket?


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Every individual’s daily bucket is filled with the exact same amount of time – 1,440 minutes.

Life does not discriminate with any of us, when it comes to time –  we are all on equal footing.

What we choose to do with the time given us, is where the rich and poor part ways.

Success and wealth happen to only a select few. This select few make the best use of their 1,440 minutes.

How does the average successful person spend their weekday?

Thanks to my five-year study on the daily habits of the wealthy, I have the data. Let’s pull that curtain back:

  • 30 minutes or more engaged in reading for self-education for work or to help pursue a long-term goal, dream or major purpose.
  • 30 minutes or more engaged in aerobic exercise.
  • 15 minutes or more planning their day.
  • 60 minutes dedicated specifically to pursuing a long-term goal, dream or major purpose.
  • 70 minutes or less making phone calls, emailing, skypeing, etc.
  • 420 minutes or more sleeping.
  • 40 minutes networking, volunteering, relationship building.
  • 500 minutes or more working.
  • 75 minutes or less traveling for work.
  • 75 minutes or less eating.
  • 30 minutes dressing, bathing, etc.
  • 10 minutes meditating.
  • 45 minutes dedicated to family
  • 40 minutes running errands, recreation, cooking, home, miscellaneous.

The average weekday of the wealthy begins at 4:45 am, or approximately three hours before arriving at work.

Success isn’t an event, it’s a process. Successful people drain their daily time bucket by investing their time in activities that will create meaningful deferred future benefits.

The unsuccessful drain their daily time bucket by spending time on activities that do not create meaningful deferred future benefits.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. It really helps to see time broken down into categories like this. It makes the day look more manageable. Thanks for sharing.

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