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According to a millionaire, anyone who breaks six social rules could become rich


Becoming rich is a dream that many people have. But the way there is rocky. But not if you say goodbye to some social rules - at least that's what millionaire Steve Adcock thinks.

Becoming rich is a dream that many people have.

But the way there is rocky.

But not if you say goodbye to some social rules - at least that's what millionaire Steve Adcock thinks.

Being rich, never having to worry about money again – that is the dream of many people.

And this despite the fact that it has now been proven that money alone, for example through a sudden lottery win, does not make you happy.

But according to self-made millionaire Steve Adcock, the path to financial independence is not that difficult - not even for the average Joe.

For this, however, six norms of society should be left out, then the chances for a "rich" future are good for everyone.

In an online article on

CNBC, Adcock reveals which norms or everyday rules these are.


If you are asked by colleagues whether you can help with a task, you should think carefully about what you already have on the table.

If in doubt, a refusal is perfectly fine.

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1st rule to break: "Don't be selfish"

Adcock turns this into “healthy egoism”.

Because in everyday work you often have to go to meetings, phone calls or appointments in the evening.

Taking over tasks from other colleagues can also be common and part of the job.

But Adcock draws a line here.

In the CNBC article, for example, he writes that he puts his "mental and physical health first." This also means that he ignores phone calls if they interrupt his flow or that he says goodbye to meetings earlier.

Adcock also knows that sport is good for him.

That's why he rarely gives up his time in the gym and puts other things or appointments on hold.

2nd Rule to Break: "Follow Your Passion"

Sure, ideally you turn your hobby, your passion into a job.

But that doesn't always work, or when it does, it often doesn't pay the bills: "It's not always our passions that pay the bills, but our strengths." He himself loves photography, for example, but has decided on a job in IT.

After all, the topic suits him and the salary is also many times higher.

Photography is a popular weekend hobby for him – and without the pressure of having to pay rent or maintenance with it.

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3rd rule to break: "Don't make waves"

Always going with the crowd and not voicing your opinion can have advantages.

However, you are usually more successful in your job if you speak your mind and make suggestions for improvement.

Adcock: "If I had sat through the meetings in silence, I would not have risen to managerial positions - or to higher salaries - so quickly." But be careful: Being loud and strong-willed does not mean that you always have to be the loudest person in the room must.

It means that one should express one's opinion in certain situations, backed up with sound arguments.

4th rule to break: “Be available 24/7”

"If you work too much and burn out, you won't be more successful.

It's okay [...] to relax and unwind after work is done," Adcock writes in a



Always being available, constantly checking emails or keeping appointments despite being on vacation can also make you ill in the long run.

Adcock believes that those who take more time off are far more productive during the day.

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5th rule to break: "Cobbler, stick to your last"

If you only do what is in your job description, you will probably lose in the long run, says Adcock.

In the beginning it is important to learn how the job works.

But as soon as you feel able, you should accept additional tasks or continue your education.

Adcock himself had the opportunity to rise to management level a few years ago.

Despite some doubts, he accepted the position and learned a lot in his new position.

It was a gamble, but it paid off for Adcock: "It helped me gain more confidence in my abilities." and get other opportunities to make more money later.”

By the way, do you know the term "Quiet Quitting"?

Anyone who only does the bare essentials may have long since finished with the job.

6th rule to break: "He who is nice loses"

The further you want, the more you should use your elbows - have you ever heard this or a similar sentence?

Adcock is convinced that this is the wrong approach and that one only wins with friendliness and politeness: “My personality and my demeanor in the office played a large part in my success.

I was considered an uncomplicated employee.” And this is exactly why the management, for example, turned to Adcock when large projects were in the pipeline.

Friendliness and politeness should also play a fixed role when dealing with employees and when you are a manager yourself.

Adcock broke all of those rules and could afford to retire early

Of course, there is more to a successful life and a financially secure future than breaking these six rules.

But they definitely play a role and at least in the case of Steve Adcock they have contributed to the success.

At least as important, however, are a good old-age provision, the right investment or a general overview of your own finances.

If you lack the overview or the knowledge, you can also listen to one or the other serious financial podcast.

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Source: merkur

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