I Am Who I Think I Am


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We all have a vision of the person we are. We create that vision in our childhood through osmosis, our vision being influenced by our environment – the people who surround us. So, in a real sense, we are who others think we are. That can be very good or it can be very bad. For the vast majority of those struggling in life, it’s a very bad thing.

Most never take the time to script out the person they want to be. That’s a mistake. When we take control over the person we want to be, the historical influence others exerted on our vision, begin to fade away. When we script who we want to be, we alter whatever vision we previously programmed ourselves to embrace. Scripting the vision of our perfect self is transformative.

At the beginning of 2012 I was struggling in my author business. My book, Rich Habits, had sold only 1,000 copies, typical for most self-published authors. Most self-published authors never sell more than 1,000 copies of their books in an entire lifetime. But I wanted to be a successful author. I wanted to get my Rich Habits message out there. I wanted to positively impact the lives of millions with my research. So, I took a page out of my self-made millionaire playbook (Rich Habits) and scripted my perfect life for the first time.

In my ideal, future life, I decided I wanted to be J.C. Jobs, the main character in Rich Habits. J.C. was a famous self-help author who transformed the lives of millions. He was a frequent guest on T.V. shows and radio shows. He wrote thousands of articles in magazines ad newspapers around the world. He was an icon who freed millions from the slavery that is poverty. And he successful and he was happy.

It’s now nearing the end of 2015. So did my scripting work? I’ll let you be the judge. Here’s what’s happened since the beginning of 2012:

Rich Habits is closing in on 50,000 book sales. Rich Kids, a book I released at the end of 2014, has won two major literary awards and became a bestseller in June of this year. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, my latest book, will be released shortly. I have been on 14 national and regional T.V. shows and over 2,000 radio stations primarily in the U.S. but also in Canada, Australia and the U.K.. My research has been profiled in dozens of national and international magazines around the world as well as hundreds of online sites, blogs and newspapers worldwide. I have been interviewed by close to 200 podcasters in the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Israel, New Zealand and a few other countries. I am not J.C. Jobs yet, but I’ve come a long way.

What happened? Every day for 18 months, I continuously read and improved upon the script I created at the beginning of 2012. At some point, I think it was in early 2014, I began to finally see myself as J.C. Jobs. I began to believe.

Scripting works. It brings to the surface the dreams that must be realized in order for you to become the future you. Those dreams infect your subconscious and conscious mind like a virus. They inspire you to develop goals. Goals are the action steps behind each dream. Each dream is like a rung on the ladder of success. Every dream you realize, moves you up the ladder and gets you closer to the top. When you reach the top, you become the future version of you.

Who do you want to be? Do you want to be who others think you are? Or, do you want to be someone entirely different?  Scripting gives you the template for your ideal, perfect life. It’s your GPS to a new life. Scripting provides the dreams, that give birth to the goals, that will help you climb your ladder of success and transform you into who you want to be.

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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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  1. Nicely done. I’m going to write my script today.

  2. Gakirio Bonface says:

    Great message.Thanks for fuelling me to start to write my script

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