Success Has Its Rewards


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Why is pursuing success so important? Because success has its rewards:

  • Happiness – Pursuing and achieving something you are passionate about brings you happiness
  • Increased Wealth – While success is not just about creating wealth, the wealth you do create has a domino affect that impacts almost every aspect of your life.
  • Growth – The pursuit of success expands your knowledge and your skills. It helps you grow into the person you need to be in order for success to happen.
  • New Experiences – The brain likes novelty. Pursuing success introduces you to all sorts of new people, new ideas, new opportunities and new ways of thinking.
  • More Opportunities – Success is like a magnet for opportunities. The more success you realize, the more opportunities present themselves.
  • More Freedom – While there is a cost to pursuing success (hard work/long hours), that initial cost should be viewed as an investment that will pay dividends down the road. Oftentimes this future payout manifests itself in the form of more freedom: more money and more time to spend doing doing what you want to do.
  •  Less Stress – Financial problems create an enormous amount of stress. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 71% of the population in the world is either poor or near poverty. Struggling to pay bills, fund college tuition for your kids or simply survive day to day when you have little to no money creates constant, long-term stress.
  • Peace of Mind – Knowing your financial future is secure gives you peace of mind.
  • Greater Enthusiasm and Motivation – Success fuels your enthusiasm and motivates you like nothing else.
  • Increased Confidence – When you succeed at anything, it grows your confidence. More success translates into more confidence.
  • Ability to Help Others – When you are successful you can use your influence and your money to help causes you believe in. You can improve the lives of others.
  • Increased Intelligence – Pursuing success requires that you gain new knowledge and new skills. This growth increases the number of synapses (brain cells that talk to one another) and also increase the size of axons (component of every brain cell). Neuroscientists have found that the greater the number of synapses one has, the larger your axons and the greater your intelligence.
  • Improved Health – Success reduces many of the stresses ordinary individuals must contend with every day. Poverty or near poverty creates many stresses. Long-term stress increases the production of cortisol, which depresses your immune system making you susceptible to disease and infection.
  • Increased Optimism – Success improves your outlook on life. It gives you the confidence that you can overcome obstacles, suppressing your doubts and fears.
  • Enlightenment – The pursuit of success expands your view of the world and shines a light on your strengths and your weaknesses. It opens your mind to your true potential, which is unlimited.
  • Increased Good Luck – Success is like a magnet for good luck. It draws individuals and opportunities to you. It opens doors that were previously closed to 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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