Facebook Has Become a Poverty Habit

74% of poor people spend more than an hour each day on the Internet engaged in recreational activities and 95% admitted to using Facebook exclusively for recreational use. When you look at the rich, you get a completely different picture. 63% of the wealthy spend less than an hour a day on the Internet engaged in recreational activities and only 45% use Facebook for recreation purposes.

Our daily habits are the reason why we are rich, poor or middle-class. Most daily habits are ordinary, everyday habits. But some are Keystone Habits. Keystone Habits are unique in that they affect other daily habits. Rich Habits are good Keystone Habits that can eliminate two or more Poverty Habits. This is important because 40% of all of our daily activities are habits. This means that 40% of the time we are all on auto pilot. This is a good thing if most of your habits are Rich Habits but this is a very bad thing if most of your habits are Poverty Habits. For example, adopting the Rich Habit of exercising 30 minutes a day aerobically will eventually cause the elimination of the Poverty Habits of overeating, junk food eating, cigarette smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol and any other Poverty Habit that might be adversely affecting your health.

Recreational Internet use is a Poverty Habit. It’s a time waster. It does not help move you forward. Facebook has taken the nation by storm and most who now spend their time on the Internet are doing it through Facebook. So Facebook has become a Poverty Habit. When you adopt the Rich Habits of reading for self-improvement 30 minutes a day, and exercising aerobically 20-30 minutes a day you eliminate time spent on Poverty Habits like Facebook or watching T.V.  It actually has a multiplier affect because not only are you adopting 2 Rich Habits but you are eliminating numerous Poverty Habits. This is why adopting just one or two Rich Habits can turn your life around and pull you out of the poverty nightmare that has been enveloping your life and negatively affecting those you love the most, your family.

One great thing that I have witnessed from watching those parents who have adopted the Rich Habits is how their kids are positively affected by their parents new habits. Kids are always watching their parents. For most, parents are the only mentors any of us will ever have in life. When kids see their parents living life correctly by following the Rich Habits, they intuitively adopt these same habits. Since most habits stay with us forever, this is a good thing. Adopting the Rich Habits will not only drag you out of poverty, but it will keep your kids out of poverty as well.

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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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