Temporary Habits


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Not all habits are created equal. Some habits have more of an impact over your life than others. Some require more effort than others. Some create a sort of domino effect over other habits, overpowering them, minimizing them or even eliminating them completely. And some are temporary habits, habits adopted temporarily in order to help you achieve your goals or realize your dreams.

Running a marathon requires, for most, at least six months of prep time. It forces you to adopt certain temporary habits that will help you increase the number of miles you log every week. There are days in which you will run many miles and recovery days in which you will run fewer miles.

The medcaps require you to study for six to eight months, two to three hours a day. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam requires very much the same dedication. As does the bar exam and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam. Certain exams require that you adopt specific temporary habits that will help you pass the exam. When the exam is over, the need for those habits comes to an end.

When you write a book, you must devote many hours every day to writing and research. A typical book can take anywhere from two months to two years to write, depending on the number of words, the genre and the research required for the book. All of the things that go into writing a book, the writing, the research and the editing, require that you adopt certain habits until you complete the book. But when the book is done, you put away those habits until the next book.

Temporary habits are typically transformative habits. They are a very unique and powerful category of habit that alters the course of your life dramatically. When you embark on any dream, such as getting into med school, becoming a CPA, Attorney, CFP or a published writer, temporary habits make that dream possible. Temporary habits come to life when you pursue a dream and the goals behind that dream. Every self-made millionaire uses temporary habits to help them become successful. They are, in many respects, the most important type of habit every self-made millionaire has in their habit tool belt. 

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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, Money.com, India TV, News.com 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, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com 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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