Tip of the Week – The Benefits of Daily Non-Fiction Reading

Daily reading ties into the rich habit of personal and professional development.  The wealthy constantly fine-tune their skills, keep up with industry developments, and learn new things.  Like anything else, the type of content we consume can have a huge impact on how we grow and what sort of opportunities become available.  Tom recommends focusing more on self-help, self-improvement, educational, and similar materials.

As Tom explains, the wealthy spend 30 minutes or more a day studying information related to their career or profession (perhaps new ventures they are considering as well).  They do this day in and day out, like brushing their teeth.  This helps them find opportunities that they may not have realized existed otherwise.  Better yet, this discipline builds up your confidence and capabilities.

Remember: your habits determine your success.

Focus Forward – Kristina Ellis Shares How to Win More Scholarships

Tom Corley, bestselling author of Rich Habits, interviews Kristina Ellis. Kristina is the author of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner, which helps educate parents and students on how to rake up major money for college. Kristina was able to snag over $500,000 in scholarships! If you’re interested in FREE money for school, you won’t want to miss this show.

Focus Forward – Marko Cadez Unravels the Mysteries of the Travel Industry

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re on the road a lot. Stay tuned awhile Tom Corley and Marko Cadez unravel the mysteries of airline mileage programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn insider secrets of the travel industry. On Focus Forward, bestselling author of Rich Habits, Tom Corley interviews Marko Cadez. Marko is a former correspondent for CNN International World Report, is the Founder and CEO of Fareboom.com. Realizing while traveling as a journalist that international travelers did not have a fair and easy way to find and purchase airfares, Marko and a small team worked for 12 years to develop Fareboom.

Focus Forward – Jamie Wheeler Discusses the Gradify Mission

Bestselling author, Tom Corley, interviews Jamie Wheeler of Gradify.com. Jamie is the Co-Founder of Gradify which helps people gift money to children to fund college.

Focus Forward – Hitha Palepu on Making Travel Easier for Everyone

World traveler, pharmaceutical business developer and packing consultant, Hitha Palepu who writes “Hitha On The Go” joins Tom Corley on Focus Forward. Hitha has a wealth of knowledge on how to maximize flight benefits, travel programs and enjoy your trips more. As owner of Portavi Company, Hitha helps clients pack for their trips. If you’re “on the go,” you won’t want to miss this show.

Yahoo! Financially Fit: 30 Days to Financial Health

While we know better than to believe those “get rich quick” schemes, this video reveals a five-step plan that promises to at least perk up your financial life in just 30 days.

Author and financial planner Tom Corley has spent nearly five years studying the daily habits of those he characterizes as “wealthy” and “poor” and says whether you need a total financial overhaul or just a little breathing room in your budget, you can make improvements in roughly a month — starting with what he calls the “reinvention” habit.

Reinvention
It’s the first rich habit for a reason. You need to reassess where you are in your life if you want to change. As part of your reinvention, it’s important to visualize those bad habits. He says grab a pen and a paper and be brutally honest. List your imperfections and, in a neighboring column, jot down the reverse positive. For instance, “I need to exercise” becomes “I exercise 30 minutes a day.” “I watch too much TV,” gets flipped to “I limit TV to an hour a day.” [Read more…]

Yahoo! Financially Fit: Daily Habits of the Wealthy

If you think becoming rich is about luck, think again. It may have more to do with how you spend your day, beginning with the hour you wake up.

Financial planner Tom Corley spent five years observing more than 350 “rich” and “poor” people, how they live, work and even sleep and captured them all in his book, “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.” He defined “wealthy” as earning at least $160,000 annually and holding at least $3.2 million in assets. “Poor” was income under $30,000 a year and less than $5,000 in assets. [Read more…]