The Awesome Power of Group-Think


Tom Corley boats - crop

By the time the world woke up to the frightening emergence of the Nazi regime, group-think had already infected most of Germany. Being part of a group changes how you think and behave. It changes your habits and the direction of your life. We see group-think at work in sports teams around the world, large corporations like Google, self-help organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Weight Watchers and we see it even within the family unit.

For those struggling in life or those who would like to reach for the stars, finding a group of like-minded, success-oriented people who can help lift you up, will fast track your escape from poverty or rise to riches.

But how do you find the right group of individuals to join? That is the million dollar question. The first step requires self-assessment. You need to define the future life you want to have. To do this, you must ask yourself a few fundamental questions:

  1. What does my future life look like?
  2. What does the future me do for a living?
  3. What type of people does the future me associate with?
  4. Where does the future me live and work?
  5. What skills and knowledge does the future me possess?

You need to clearly define what type of life you desire. Once you have done this, the next part of the process is to find people who share your dreams, goals, lifestyle, thinking, etc. It’s not that easy. But there is a shortcut.

Organizing a Mastermind Group of like-minded people is a good start. All you need is four, besides yourself. Meet once a week physically or via Skype, phone, etc. The key to the success of the group is consistency. You must devote at least one hour every week to the group. The individuals within the group will eventually open up their contact list to you and introduce you to many other like-minded people. Ben Franklin got his start with a Mastermind Group. So too did Steve Jobs and many other successful people.

If you are disgusted with your life and want real change, you need to change your environment. That environment is made up of people you associate with regularly. That means, in order to change your life, you need to change who you associate with. When you find the right group of success-minded individuals your life will begin to change almost immediately.

Be Sociable, Share!
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.
Phone Number: 732-382-3800 Ext. 103.
Email Tom
| Download Media Kit

Speak Your Mind