Wealth Finds Explorers


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Talent is important in accumulating wealth. That is why I often write about the need to discover your inborn talents. All individuals, by virtue of their genes, are born with certain talents that set them apart from others. Only through experimentation will you discover what those talents are. You have to throw a lot of mud at the wall and pursue numerous different activities in order to reveal your inborn talents. Most don’t do this. Instead, they focus on two or three activities (baseball, soccer, piano, etc.) and spend most of their childhood years devoted to those limited activities. That formula will never reveal your inborn talents.

But a small percentage are encouraged at an early age by their parents to be explorers and those few lucky individuals eventually stumble upon their innate talents. You know you’ve found an inborn talent because passion always trumpets it’s existence. The brain communicates to us the existence of an inborn talent by infusing us with passion when we engage in the activity. Passion acts like a catalyst in driving us to continuously engage in an activity we were born to do. Passion allows us to focus like a laser in perfecting our skill. Passion gives us the emotional energy that enables us to engage in our inborn talents for many hours every day. Days turn into years and years into decades. Eventually we not only become skilled in the inborn activity, we become expert. And experts are always paid the most.

Those few fortunate explorers who are passionate about what they do for a living are the ones who have discovered their calling in life. Everyone has a calling. So, no matter your age, become an explorer. Only through exploration will you find that which you were born to do. Once found, you will be infused with a passion that will energize you to engage in that activity 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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  3. Yes, I agree. Finding out what your unique talents are requires a bucket load of ‘try this, try that’. From experience, these ventures sometimes are profitable, sometimes are not, but each time have left me with a lack of true fulfilment. Every step forward has been an experiment in honing and clarifying what it is that makes me who I am and how to turn these unique talents towards the next venture. The upside to the past is that if treated as ‘lessons’ and the key learnings applied to the present, results come in exponentially – i.e. you end up getting a far better result (exponential) in a far shorter time (compress time).

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