Follow the Yellow Brick Road – The Success Journey

Success is not an event. It is a journey. Along this journey, every successful person passes through 5 phases, that make success possible. 

#1 Your Why

Why have you decided to pursue a goal, main purpose or life dream? Your Why is so important that without it no success is possible. Your Why is what gives you the passion to take action. Your Why gives you focus, persistence and patience. Your Why makes it impossible for you to quit. All successful people have a huge Why before they embark on their journey towards success. It is the first passenger they pick up along their journey.

#2  Expertise

As you pursue your goal, main purpose of life dream you pick up another passenger on your journey towards success – Expertise. When your Why is strong enough you will be able to obtain all of the knowledge, skill and expertise that is necessary to achieve your goal, purpose or dream. You will learn so many new things along the journey. At the end of your journey you will have become an expert. The greatest thing about expertise is that it cannot be taken away from you. It becomes the fabric of the new you. It makes you bigger. It enables you to become the person you need to be in order to be successful.  And that new you, with all of your new skills and knowledge and experience, will be the new you forever.

#3 Action

Success requires action. You simply cannot think your way to success. Taking action means taking risks. Most people are not successful because they never take action. Fear holds most people back. Successful people overcome their fears and take action, knowing that there is a strong probability they will make costly mistakes and fail along the way. Their Why keeps them taking action.

#4 Beliefs

Successful people have overcome their limiting beliefs. They have replaced their limiting beliefs with positive, optimistic and fearless beliefs. They take control of their mind.

#5 Success Habits

Success requires good daily habits, also known as Success Habits or Rich Habits. These are daily habits that enable you to move forward every day towards the achievement of your goal, purpose or dream. They require consistent daily application. Once formed they will guide you unconsciously towards the realization of your goal, purpose or dream.

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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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