Schedule Your Success

Success doesn’t happen overnight. Oftentimes, it seems that way because most successful people seem to explode onto the scene. They seem to manifest out of thin air. Warren Buffet was a relatively unknown person even into his late 40’s. And then in the mid- 1980’s he was everywhere. T.V., magazines, national newspapers, in books by other authors. All of a sudden, everyone knew who Warren Buffet was. But Warren only received recognition after decades of pursuing success. His overnight success took a lot of time.

Success is the byproduct of years of building a body of work, of doing those little, consistent things every day that lead to success. What makes successful people different from the rest of humanity is that they do the things the should do. They don’t wait until the spirit moves them. They make the pursuit of success a daily habit; every day, scheduling their success.

If you really want to be successful you first have to become clear about what it is you want to succeed in. You need clarity. How do you become clear about your success? There’s a process. Take out a pad and pencil and begin creating a script of your ideal life. Define exactly what your future, ideal life will look like. This exercise will spark your imagination and toggle on the creative parts of your brain. It may take a week or more, after many edits, before your script is complete. That’s ok. 500 words is all you need. Once completed, this script becomes the blueprint of your life. In a few weeks after completing your script, goals you need to accomplish in order to realize your ideal life, will manifest seemingly out of thin air.

Once you have defined your goals, you then begin the process of scheduling your success. Every day do five things that will move you forward toward achieving your goals. You do these five things even when you don’t want to. You do these five things even when you’re sick, having a bad day, tired or unmotivated. You make this Daily 5 a daily habit. These five things could be the same things every day or they could be different things every day. I process my Daily 5 list into my to do list. Some are exactly the same every day. Some are different and come from a more extensive list of activities that I pencil into my to do list.

Every day, rain or shine, I complete my Daily 5. I even complete my Daily 5 during tax season, when I’m working 80 hours a week, including weekends. Circumstances don’t matter. I am, like a mad scientist, scheduling my success on a daily basis. Most of the time, I don’t feel like doing certain Daily 5 activities. But I do them. Some of them I hate to do. But I do them. Some take more time than others. But I do them. I make a daily habit out of pursuing my Daily 5 because I know, in time, they will help move me forward to achieving my very clear and specific goals.

Let’s summarize the process of scheduling success:

  1. Create a 500 word script of your ideal life.
  2. Define the goals that you must accomplish in order to have that ideal life.
  3. Do five things every day that will move you forward in achieving each of your goals.

What are you waiting for?

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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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