Outlier Parenting

What sets 5% of parents, those who raise their children to excel as adults, apart from the 95% who raise children that struggle financially and are unhappy as adults? These outlier parents teach their children certain habits, certain strategies and a certain way of thinking that separates them from the herd of humanity who simply don’t know what they are doing. Nearly every problem we face in our society can be boiled down to one cause – failed parenting. All of the detrimental issues that confront America find their roots in failed parenting. When parents do not do their jobs, their children suffer. Children grow up to become adults with their own families. It creates something I call the generational cycle of poverty.

My goal is not to bash parents. They are doing the best they can. They are simply repeating what they learned from their parents. Unfortunately, what they learned from their parents only perpetuates this generational cycle of poverty. Thanks to my five-year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor, I uncovered certain success strategies that this 5% teaches to their kids. And my goal is to level the playing field. I want every parent to have the opportunity to share these strategies with their children because I know that is how we will end poverty in our society. I share hundreds of these strategies in my latest book Rich Kids (http://richhabits.net/rich-habits-books/).

Having suffered through poverty as a child, I am on a mission to end it. Poverty begins and ends with parents. Parents can change the course of the lives of their children. They just need the key to unlock the door to those strategies that will enable their children to live the lives they were intended to live. I have found that key. I’d like to share a few of these habits, strategies and ways of thinking with you:

  • 5% of Parents make their kids read every day for self-education. 95% don’t.
  • 5% enroll their kids in mentoring groups such as: The Boys or Girls Club, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, Big Brother or Big Sister. 95% don’t.
  • 5% withhold 50% or more of any money their children receive and put this money into savings. 95% let their kids spend 100% of the money they receive.
  • 5% review their kids homework. They become their Accountability Partner. 95% don’t.
  • 5% limit the consumption of T.V., use of Internet and video game playtime to one hour or less every day. 95%  don’t.
  • 5% make their kids exercise aerobically for 30 minutes, four days a week. 95% don’t.
  • 5% punish their kids for losing their temper. 95% don’t.
  • 5% punish their kids for saying inappropriate things. 95% don’t.
  • 5% attend every Parent-Teacher conference. 95% don’t.
  • 5% instill in their children individual responsibility for their life circumstances. 95% blame everyone but themselves for their circumstances.
  • 5% instill in their kids a positive mental outlook. They embrace the American Dream, positivity and embolden their kids with a sense that life has unlimited opportunity, irrespective of current circumstances. Consequently, their kids are positive, optimistic and enthusiastic about life. 95% instill in their kids a negative outlook on life. They blame rich people, the government, or anyone else but themselves for their current circumstances. Their kids grow up believing wealthy people are either bad people or just plain lucky. They grow up believing they are forever stuck in their current circumstances.
  • 5% teach their kids the importance of goal-setting, creating a vision for your life and pursing your dreams. 95% don’t.
  • 5% teach their kids that they create their own luck in life. 95% believe wealth or poverty are the byproduct of random luck.
  • 5% continuously expose their kids to different activities in order to help them uncover hidden talents and passions. 95%  don’t.

If you’re a parent, you want what’s best for your kids. You definitely do not want them to become part of the herd; that 95% who ekes out a living, miserable and unhappy in life. If you want to be an outlier parent you need to teach your kids how to become happy and successful in life. Their success and happiness is not a random, fate-driven existence. You have the ability to alter the very course of their lives. Parents are often the only shot any of us have at having a mentor in life. Be that mentor!

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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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