I have shared the Uncommon Traits Of Self-Made Billionaires (Part 1) and Uncommon Traits Of Self-Made Billionaires (Part 2), but today, am going to finish the rest. Below are the remaining uncommon traits of billionaires.
11. Billionaires are goal getters
“We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you are aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, ‘she cared.” – Mary Kay Ash
“I think I am very goal oriented. I’d like to win the America’s cup. I’d like Oracle to be the No 1 software company in the world. I still think it is possible to beat Microsoft.” – Larry Ellison
One of the uncommon traits of billionaires is that they are goal getters. Billionaires spend their time and energy to set goals that are tough and high but pragmatic and accomplishable. Billionaires never rest until their goals and dreams are achieved. Billionaires believed that life without a set goal and accomplished is a wasted life.
“Show me a person without a dream or goal then I will show a wretched & miserable person.” – Olusegun Fapohunda
“I intend to be, the richest man in the world.” – Howard Hughes
12. Billionaires are people of strong and self imposed standards
“Remain true to yourself and your philosophy.” – Giorgio Armani
“People say I am cheap, and I don’t mind if they do.” – Ingvar Kamprad
Billionaires are people who possess a strong will power with a tough self imposed personal standard. Billionaires don’t settle for less neither do they lower their standard. They stick to their plans and self imposed standards no matter the condition and what it takes.
“I am stingy and I’m proud of the reputation.” – Ingvar Kamprad
13. Billionaires thrive on criticism
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.” – Larry Ellison
“Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.” – J. K. Rowling
“Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.” – Bill Gates
A billionaire has never existed without been criticized. Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Felix Dennis, David Geffen, John Paul Dejoria, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg , J. Paul Getty and many other billionaires have been seriously criticized. Some scholars even called Henry Ford an ignorant man. Billionaire sees criticism as a view to improvement. Billionaires are inspired by criticism.
“Dare to risk public Criticism.” – Mary Kay Ash
“Criticism is a major key to perfection” – Olusegun Fapohunda
14. Billionaires are fortune hunter and opportunists
“Buy when everyone else is selling and hold when everyone else is buying. This is not merely a catchy slogan. It is the very essence of successful investments.” – J. Paul Getty
“A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. Once your eyes, ears, nose, heart and brain are trained on business, you sniff business opportunities everywhere.” – Orji Uzor Kalu
Billionaires are known to be fortune hunters and inventor of opportunities. Billionaires are problem solver, they always look for others problem and proffer a solution to the problem. Billionaires see opportunities in what others call problems. Billionaires always turn adversity into opportunity.
“The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” – John D. Rockefeller
15. Billionaires are debt manager
“Be careful when you take on debt. If you take on debt personally, make sure it is small. If you take on large debt, make sure someone else is paying for it.” – Rich Dad
Billionaires knows how to manage debt, they use debt as a financial force to accumulate more wealth. Billionaires have mastered debt management while an ordinary person who had no idea could be broken down by debt.
“If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” – J. Paul Getty
16. Billionaires thrive on pressure and uncertainty
“Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine and eminently unsatisfying.” – J. Paul Getty
Billionaires thrive despite the fact that there is no element of certainty. Year’s back, when most billionaires started the entrepreneurial process with nothing, there was no security for their initial investment or guarantee for success, but still they never relent, they thrive on getting a better result.
When Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of school to build his social networking site (FACEBOOK), there was no guarantee of success. For other drop out billionaires such as Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Larry Ellison and Li Ka Shing, there was no guarantee of success for them when they started, but they later become a success.
“You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out. You must learn to thrive on stress.” – J. Paul Getty
17. Billionaires use money as a means to keep score
“Money was never a big motivation for me except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” – Donald Trump
“If only your goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” – John D. Rockefeller
Billionaires are not driven by money. Billionaires assume they are the driver while money is their conductor. Billionaires are men of passion, they use the wealth acquired from their businesses as a landmark and a target to move on to other business challenges. Billionaires are not driven by the quest to make money; instead they use money as a means to keep score.
“I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it.” – Donald Trump
“Being first is more important to me. I have so much money. Whatever money is, it’s just a method of keeping score now. I mean, I certainly don’t need more money.” – Larry Ellison
Finally, becoming a billionaire does not deal with sex, age and race. You have to belief first that you are an exceptional being and you are born to rule and dominate this world. Once you believe that, you’re on the verge on becoming a billionaire very soon.