The #1 Common Trait of the Uber Rich

Those who accumulate enormous wealth in life ALL share one common trait ………. the just don’t quit. Persistence is the key to success. The rich persist in adhering to certain, specific good habits that enable them to achieve their goals and realize their dreams in life. Below are some of those persistence habits I uncovered in my five-year study on the daily habits of the rich: 

  • 80% of the wealthy persistently pursued one specific goal for a year or more.
  • 94% of the wealthy persistently saved 10 – 20% of their income beginning at an early age. This forced them to live below their means.
  • 80% of the wealthy persistently strenghtened their relationships by making three types of phone calls: Hello Calls, Happy Birthday Calls & Life Event Calls.
  • 88% of the wealthy persistently read to learn every day for at least 30 minutes.
  • 63% of the wealthy persistently took calculated risks in pursuit of wealth.
  • 79% of the wealthy persistently networked and associated with other success-minded people.
  • 67% of the wealthy persistently accomplished 70% of their daily to do’s.
  • 81% of the wealthy persistently controlled their thoughts, emotions and the words that came out of their mouths.
  • 76% of the wealthy persistently exercised every day at least 30 minutes.
  • Parents of the these wealthy individuals persistently mentored them: 63% were required to read for learning every day, 70% were required to volunteer 10 hours or more every month and 73% were taught to save their money and live below their means.
  • 68% of the wealthy paid it forward, persistently mentoring others who worked for them.
  • 67% persistently managed their time. They limited how much T.V. they watched to less than one hour each day.

Success requires persistence. Persistence requires doing certain things every day. Wealthy people have certain good daily habits they persistently adhere to every day.

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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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