Focus On What You’re Good At And You Will Glide Through Life

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Have you ever noticed that there are some people who seem to glide through life? The fact is, these people are gliding. Life is just easier for them. But there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Each one of us has in-born talents. These are natural abilities that are hardwired into our DNA. We’re born with certain innate talents. But most never uncover their innate talents. As a result, life is a struggle. They choose a profession, career or job that isn’t suited for them. The byproduct of making a living doing something you’re just not naturally good at is mediocrity or, even worse, unemployment.

For some individuals, it takes many years to get good at a particular task, while for others it takes almost no time at all. You see it all the time in sports. There are those who spend hours and hours and years and years hitting a tennis ball, or dribbling a basketball or pitching a baseball. Then someone comes along and in a fraction of the time they are either at your level or way beyond your level. No matter how hard you work, there are prodigies out there who make you feel inferior. It’s frustrating.

Those who pick up certain tasks easily, or seemingly glide through life, have tapped into their innate talents and when they spend the rest of their lives practicing and perfecting these talents, their lives are happy, fulfilled and they make more money.

We are all born with certain talents, certain strengths. Life wants you to engage in those activities you are naturally good at. If you want to glide through life, you have to find your inner talents and then devote your life to perfecting them. You must focus on your strengths and avoid your weaknesses if you want to succeed in life. When you focus on what you’re good at, life rewards you with money and happiness. When you don’t life punishes you with poverty and unhappiness. Your only job is to find out what you’re good at and then devote yourself to it. How do you find what you’re good at?

You must experiment. Devote yourself to novel things. Things you never did before. Keep pecking away until you find something that comes easy to you. Anything that comes easy to you will fill you will motivation and passion. You’ll simply want to engage in that activity over and over again. When you tap into an innate talent, the emotional part of the brain is activated and infuses you with passion. Passion is the beacon, the guiding light in the darkness, that shows you the path of your true calling in life. When you find and pursue your in-born talents and strengths, life becomes infinitely easier.

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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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Comments

  1. Beautifully said, thank you for sharing.

  2. Totally agree with Lisa’s comment. Thank you for the clarity on what once seemed a mystery now seems so simple.

  3. There’s certainly a lot to learn about this topic. I love all the points you made.|

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