The #1 University in the World Will Surprise You

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I thought I’d share with you a discovery I made about a little-known University whose students graduate with a degree in Success. What makes this University so special is that 100% of its graduates go on to realize enormous success in life. The majority of the graduates become small business owners. Others become professionals or end up rising to the top of the executive ladder in big multinational companies. This University is far superior to Wharton, Yale, Princeton, Harvard and many other well-known schools, in terms of the success rate and achievements of its students.

It’s a wonder to me why everyone in the world doesn’t know about this school. But, ironically, hardly anyone does and, as a result, the school has only a small number of students. The name of the school is Better University, or Better U for short. I picked up a copy of their syllibus so I could share it with you:

  • Reading Curriculum: Each student is required to devote 30 – 60 minutes a day to reading the following material:
    • Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Magic of Believing, Millionaire Next Door, The Psychology of Achievement, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Psycho Cybernetics, The Power of Positive Thinking, The Millionaire Mind, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Greatest Salesman in the World, The Richest Man in Babylon, Success Principles, The Compound Effect, The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster, The Power of Focus, Beyond Willpower, Lead Without a Title, Million Dollar Habits, The Power of Habit, Release Your Brakes, The Magic of Thinking, 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Wisdom of the Robber Barons, Finding Your Element, Outliers, The Wealthy Barber, How to Make Luck, Make Your Contacts Count, The Brain That Changes Itself, Super Brain, Brain Rules and my favorites:And my personal favorites: Rich Habits, Rich Kids and Change Your Habits Change Your Life
    • Biographies required to be read include: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, The Wright Brothers, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Sam Walton, Marriott, Be My Guest, Steve Jobs, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Buffet, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Nicola Tesla, The Magic Kingdom, Titan, Napoleon Hill, Martha Stewart and George Washington. Students are also free to read any and all biographies of other historically successful individuals.
    • Magazines: SUCCESS Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. 
  • Mandatory Volunteering/Networking: Students must devote a minimum of ten hours per month at one or more local non-profit business groups or charitable organizations.
  • Mandatory Exercise: Students are required to exercise thirty minutes or more each day. You get to pick the exercise but it must incorporate aerobic and some moderate weight training.
  • Dream-setting and Goal-setting: Requires the development of a script of your ideal future life, ten to fifteen years into the future. Requires the identification of the dreams that make up that ideal life and then students are required to build individual goals around each dream.
  • Main Purpose Search: Students are required to pursue something novel every three to six months until they find something that infuses them with passion.
  • Habit Workshop: This workshop requires that students identify all of their daily habits and then grade each of those habits as good (+) or bad (-). This workshop also requires that they pursue one new good habit and eliminate one bad habit every thirty to sixty days, depending on the complexity of the habits they are forming or eliminating.
  • Podcasting: Requires that students listen to at least one podcast per week on topics related to success, heathy living, motivation, entrepreneurship, or any topic that they want to learn more about.
  • TEDx: Requires that each student listen to one TedX talk per week.

That’s it. That’s the entire syllabus. The great thing about Better U is it costs very little money, everyone is accepted and you never are forced to graduate. You’re allowed to go to Better U for your entire life.

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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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  1. Tom did you come up with this book list? I’ve read many of these books in the past which have helped me on the path to wealth. I’m always looking for worthy books to read and with this list I have found a few more. Thanks

  2. Lee McKenna says:

    Love this! I am starting today.

  3. Interesting…do you have the website link?

  4. Thank you for putting this together. I have been attending Better U. for the past 3 years. It is nice to finally have the curriculum. I will pass it on to other students.

  5. I love this! I think I’ll be enrolling for the rest of my life =)

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