Strategies to Help Parents Raise Children to be Happy and Successful in Life

Every parent wants their children to grow up to be happy and successful in life. For most it’s a wish. But for some parents, it’s a process they learned from their success-mentor parents. What if I told you it was possible to virtually guarantee that your children grow up to become happy and successful in life? And by happy and successful, I mean loving what they do for a living, having strong, valuable relationships and never, ever having to worry about money.

As parents you have it within your power to become success-mentors to your children, even if you never had great success in life. There are certain, specific things you can teach your children, right now, that will put them on the path to happiness and success. You can change the lives of your children right now. In my upcoming book: Rich Kids – How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life, I share hundreds of little-known strategies and tools to help parents become success-mentors to their children. My main purpose in writing Rich Kids is to share my research, and the hundreds of success strategies I uncovered, with families throughout the world in order to help raise them up and put an end to their financial struggles in life. In order to do this, I have to get to the root cause of wealth and poverty – parenting.

Whether parents know it or not, they teach their kids certain behaviors, habits and beliefs that will either propel them upwards, towards success and happiness, or drag them downwards, towards failure and unhappiness. Below are a few of these little-known success strategies and tools that will soon be available in my book Rich Kids:

  •  The 5:1 Rule – This rule teaches your children how to really listen to what others are saying.
  • The 80:20 Rule – This rule teaches your children how to save their money, how to spend their money and how to accumulate $1 million by the age of 45.
  • Unlocking the God Gene – These tools help your children define their dream life in a fun way, by using their imagination.
  • Finding Your Main Purpose in Life – This tool helps your children to find their main purpose in life by following a very simple, easy formula.
  • Creating Good Luck – There is a unique type of good luck successful people create. It’s known as Opportunity Luck. I explain exactly how to help your children create Opportunity Good Luck and how to avoid it’s evil twin: Detrimental Bad Luck.
  • Rich Habits – These are specific habits that all successful people have. I will share with you these Rich Habits and also share with you the Poverty Habits that will hold your children back in life.
  • Self-Improvement Strategies – Successful people engage in self-improvement every day. I will share exactly what they do and how often they do it.
  • Rich Etiquette – These lessons focus on teaching children about the successful communication rules of the road, the manors they must have, and how to eat and dress depending upon the occasion.

Finding Your Main Purpose in Life

In just six steps you can find your main purpose in life. Here’s the process:

  1. Have your child make a list of everything they can remember that made them happy in life.
  2. Highlight those items on their list which involve a skill.
  3. Next, assign a real-world, job-type designation to each of the highlighted items.
  4. Then rank each of the highlighted items in terms of happiness, with #1 being the greatest happiness and #2 the next greatest happiness and so on.
  5. Now rank each of the highlighted items in terms of the highest income potential, with #1 being the highest income and #2 being the next highest and so on.
  6. The last thing you do is total the two columns. The lowest scores represent your child’s main purpose in life.

Here is an example:

You job as a parent success-mentor is to help your child develop each one of those skills that represent their main purpose in life. Nature does the rest. The skill that creates the most passion in your child will be the one your child pursues relentlessly with an unforced focus that will simply amaze you.

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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,, India TV, 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,,, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider,, 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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