Tip o’the Morning to Ya – Make Time for R&R

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Respite – To relax, recreate, sleep.   Tom had worked 6 weeks in a row without a day off and became physically exhausted so he took a respite yesterday and left work early at 6:20pm.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

When Barack Obama celebrated his 50th birthday in August, journalists and experts noted that the president was showing more wear and tear—mostly in the form of wrinkles and gray hair—than when he took office in January 2009. Their observations sparked a flurry of news reports referencing the longstanding theory that U.S. president grow older more quickly than their contemporaries, perhaps due to the stresses of the job.

Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

I have been working around the clock since January 2nd 2014. In January and February I spent 6 hours every day writing my upcoming book Rich Kids. Three hours in the morning from 4-7am and then three hours at night from 7-10pm. In between those six hours I was working at my main job of running a CPA firm. I pushed myself during those two months in order to complete my manuscript before tax season really kicked in, which officially is around February 20th. I have not taken one day off since February 24th.

My day begins usually at 4:30am. I spend that 2 1/2 hours reading, writing and relentlessly promoting my research to members of the media or anyone else who might, by rare chance, open up their eyes and read one of my research articles or pitches. It’s mostly a thankless, depressing job trying to get media attention. I also squeez in 30-45 minutes a day of aerobic exercise on my StairMaster, while also reading a book. It wears on me, it frustrates me. For every 300 daily Tweets and every 100 daily emails to members of the media which I’ve made day in and day out for the past 3 months, almost 100% ignored me. That drags me down phsically and emotionally. It also makes me feel so all alone in my mission to share my Rich Habits research with the world. At days end I am drained of all of my energy and any emotion. But, the next day, I do it all over again. I persevere one more morning. Then I head to my full-time job – preparing taxes and helping clients any way I can. At night I start reading, writing, tweeting and pitching again for another 2-3 hours.

Yesterday, for some reason I can’t explain, I felt physically exhausted, almost ill. The feeling began the moment I woke up and, somehow, I pushed on until 6:20pm. I decided to leave work early yesterday. I was in bed by 9pm. I normally wake between 4-5am every day. Today I woke at 6:45am. That’s nearly 11 hours sleep.

Here’s the lesson of the day. Our bodies are incredibly complicated machines. They know when enough is enough. Mine informed me yesterday that enough was enough, so I left work early and went home to sleep. You need to listen to your body, hear what it is saying. When your body tells you it’s time to rest, there’s a reason. It may be your immune system sending a signal, it may be your mind seeking some down time, it might be any number of body parts begging for some R&R. You need to listen. I’ve said many times, “Wealthy People are Healthy People.”  Those who are successful in life know when to push themselves and when to slow things down. Yesterday, for the first time in 94 days, I listened.

It’s not easy pursuing a major dream. Mine is Rich Habits. The key is to never quit. I am on a mission to help millions rise above their circumstances, to help them unleash their full potential in life by sharing with them what I learned from my five years of studying the daily habits of the rich and poor. Most of the time (99.9%) I get ignored by the media. But every now and then a brave member of the media takes the time to read a research article of mine and then reaches out to me for an interview. And every time the interview goes viral. For that moment there is vindication. I live for those moments of vindication. It makes all of the effort worthwhile. But for now I must rest. Tomorrow I shall begin my mission once again to help poor people rise above their circumstances in life. Tomorrow I will begin again to change the world.

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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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