Earn Your Way Out and Stop Being a Wage Slave


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According to the data from my Rich Habits Study, 96% of those struggling with poverty, hated their job. Other independent studies indicate that the total percentage of workers in the U.S., poor and non-poor, who hate their job is somewhere between 71% – 90%.

So, let me ask you a question. Do you hate your job? Do you start to feel that knot in your stomach around 6 pm Sunday night? Do you wake up Monday morning and think, “oh no, it’s Monday”?  Well, you’re in good company. Being a wage slave is no fun. It’s not a life.

There are only two ways of escaping wage slavery:

  1. Live Below Your Means (Spend Less Than You Earn) or
  2. Expand Your Mean (Earn More Than You Spend).

Both ways are hard. Both ways take time. In the first escape approach, you sock away 20% or more of your net pay, prudently invest that savings and, over time, those savings compound. Eventually, you’ll have enough money saved to enable you to quit your slave job in 25 – 35 years. If you’re in your early 20’s, that means emancipation sometime between your mid 40’s or mid 50’s, depending on your earnings.

In the second escape approach, you either get a 2nd part-time job or you pursue some side business. In both cases, once again, you prudently invest the savings and, over time, those savings compound. Eventually, the compounded savings from the part-time job will enable you to quit your slave job in 25 – 35 years. In the case of the side business, the time line for quitting your slave job will be significantly less. Somewhere between 5 – 10 years, depending on the profitability and your passion for that side business.

It’s up to you to adopt a plan to escape your slave job and take action implementing that plan. Human beings were not intended to toil away in a job they do not like. It’s simply not in our DNA; our human pre-programming. Human DNA is unique among all living things for a reason we, as of yet, do not comprehend. That pre-programming, that special software, speaks to us every day. And it says, “create, grow, expand, evolve and be happy.”

Make a plan today and take action. And when you do, that is when you will find true happiness.


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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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