The Differences Between the Rich and the Poor

You might not be surprised to learn that the rich and the poor think differently.

You’re probably on this website because you want to become rich, or financially independent.

It All Starts in the Mind

We can confidently say that in order to become financially independent, you need to learn the differences between how the rich and the poor think. Then, adjust accordingly so that you think like a rich person instead of a poor person.

Note that when we say poor, we’re also talking about the middle class. Anyone who can’t confidently say they’re financially independent and free.

You may not think of yourself as poor, but you’re here on this website because you’re not happy where you are.

That’s because of the way you think. And if you want your life to change, you need your thinking to change.

Once you start to think like a rich person, you’ll find yourself doing the things that a rich person would do, making the choices a rich person would make. Then you’ll be financially free before you know it!

It’s Not Your Fault!

All of the above might sound harsh, but if it’s any consolation, it’s not exactly your fault that you’ve been thinking like a poor person.

The system conditions us to think a certain way from a young age.

Why? Because the economy needs its worker bees and wants you to be one of them. If you don’t want to be a slave to the economy, then you need to break away from the kind of thinking that’s been indoctrinated into you.

Let’s get into the differences.

Self Beliefs

The poor believe “life happens to them,” victimized. The rich believe “I create my life,”  accept full responsibilities.

The poor are reactive. The rich are proactive.

The poor want to be rich. The rich are committed to being rich.

The poor think small, think of limitations, and “wish and hope”. The rich think big, think possibilities, dream a lot.

The poor think they already know it all. The rich are constantly learning.

The poor make excuses and backup plans. The rich commit to make their plans happen no matter what.

The poor complain and blame others. The rich take responsibility.

Money and Risk

The poor perceive business as risky and a job as secure. The rich perceive working for someone else as risky and owning their own business as secure.

The poor think the amount of money they make depends on the number of hours they work. The rich understand the money they make depends on the value they add to the marketplace.

The poor focus on their working income—instant gratification. The rich focus on their net worth—postpone gratification.

The poor mismanage their money, buy liabilities. The rich manage their money well, buy assets.

The poor work hard for their money. The rich have their money work hard for them.

The poor want all the answers before they start. The rich improve as they go along.

The poor are willing to wait 1–4 weeks to see the results of their labor (fixed pay check). The rich are willing to wait years to see the results of their labor.


The poor focus on obstacles. The rich focus on opportunities.

The poor resent rich and successful people. The rich admire other rich and successful people.

The poor associate with negative and unsuccessful people. The rich associate with positive, successful people.

The poor think negatively about selling and promoting. The rich are unafraid of selling and willing to promote themselves and their values.

The poor are smaller than their problems. The rich are bigger than their problems.

The poor are poor receivers. The rich are excellent receivers.

The poor let fear stop them. The rich feel fear but act anyway.

The poor are afraid of failure and making mistakes. The rich aren’t afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

The poor belief money and opportunities are scarce. The rich believe money and opportunities are plentiful.

How Do You Make the Shift?

It’s one thing to read about the differences in thinking between the rich and poor, but it’s another to change the way your brain is wired.

If you’ve ever quit smoking or know someone who has, you’ll know how difficult it is.

The best way is to associate with others who have done it before.

When you move forward with Freedom Editor, you get a personal coach who has been exactly in your position. They sought financial freedom and found it, and now they’re willing to coach you towards doing the same.

You get to network with others who are taking the same journey as you, and ones who have done it before and conquered their goal of financial freedom. You even get to rub shoulders with millionaires.

Through Freedom Editor, you will also find out about online training programs and home study courses that are specifically designed to guide you through the process of re-wiring your brain to think like a business owner.