Uncertainty – A Fact of Life for Entrepreneurs


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Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. The upfront investment in time and money is significant.

The early part of the journey for an entrepreneur is one fraught with nothing but uncertainty.

You invest most, if not all of your time, money and energy in something with no guarantee of success. Despite your best efforts, things often go wrong. In the beginning, there’s an endless parade of setbacks, obstacles and mistakes. You begin to doubt yourself with every misstep. These doubts fill your waking moments and invade your dreams. Peace of mind is hard to find. Uncertainty sucks the life out of you. It drains you of your confidence and every day you wonder if it is all worth it?

It takes superhuman resilience to survive the entrepreneur’s journey. So, why do it? Why even try?

Because the journey transforms your life. It forces you to develop new skills, acquire new knowledge and introduces you to many outstanding, success-minded people. If you are able to survive the journey and succeed, what awaits is a better life for you and your loved ones. Happiness and fulfillment are on the other side of the journey.

Success means no more financial worries. Success means you can send your children and your grandchildren to the finest schools, giving them a leg up in life. Success means you can help your adult children buy their first home. Success means you can pay for your child’s wedding. Success means you can spend more time with your family at your vacation home. Success means you can help family and friends who are struggling financially, survive. Success means you can use your money to help local charities do more good. Success gives your life more meaning because of all the good you can do for family, friends and your community.

Yes, the journey for entrepreneurs is difficult. But during that journey, you acquire superpowers that never go away. And those superpowers have significant monetary value that pay dividends for the rest of your 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, 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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