Successful People Think Differently

Compared to the rest of society, successful people are weird. They think differently than the rest of us. However they arrive at their thoughts, the fact is, those thoughts seem very weird to the majority of us. Here are some excerpts from my research of the weird thinking of successful people:

  • “I could lose all of my money tomorrow and make it all back within 5 years.”
  • “I am in control of my destiny.”
  • “Debt can be good. There’s good debt and there’s bad debt.”
  • “I create my own good luck.”
  • “The economy doesn’t really affect me.”
  • “Being healthy helps me make more money.”
  • “Our education system only teaches people how to become good employees.”
  • “Home ownership isn’t the American Dream. Becoming wealthy is.”
  • “Home ownership won’t make you rich.”
  • “The government wants employees, not business owners.”
  • “Every dollar I don’t spend is another dollar I earned.”
  • “Negativity creates poverty.”
  • “Poverty is a temporary condition, made permanent by our thinking.”
  • “I always knew I’d be rich one day.”
  • “Most people really don’t want to become rich when they find out how hard it is.”
  • “When you create something of value the rewards are often obscene compared to the efforts.”
  • “If you want to get rich you need to change most of your relationships.”
  • “Valuable relationships are the currency of the wealthy.”
  • “Self-education is the key to success in life.”
  • “Anyone can become wealthy in America.”
  • “Being a voracious reader is one of the keys to success in life.”
  • “It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you save.”
  • “Success is built on a mountain of mistakes. The more mistakes, the higher your mountain.”
  • “Circumstances have nothing to do with wealth or poverty.”
  • “Everyone has the capacity for genius.”
  • “Good habits make you rich, bad habits make you poor.”
  • “Happiness is a habit.”
  • “Poverty is a habit.”
  • “Wishes are not goals. Goals require physical activity.”
  • “The only valuable education in life is the education you put to use to make money.”
  • “Getting people to willingly do what you want them to do will make you rich.”
  • “You only need two or three devoted people to help you become rich in life.”
  • “I’m rich because of I think differently than everybody else in society.”
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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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