What I’m Grateful For – My Annual Birthday Gratitude List

So many things go wrong in life and we can easily get lost in thought, focusing on nothing but what’s not right with our lives. So, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if at least once a year, on your birthday, you focused instead on what went right. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. This is Tom Corley’s annual happy birthday gratitude list:

  • I am grateful for my brother and sister-in-law for taking such good care of my mom.
  • I am grateful for my son’s success at work.
  • I am grateful for my daughter Kirsten who is flourishing into an outstanding writer.
  • I am grateful for my daughter Casey graduating from LSU.
  • I am grateful that I will not have to pay any more college tuition – thank you Casey!
  • I am grateful for a wife who doesn’t get mad at me when I’m locked away for hours in my home office writing books and doing research.
  • I am grateful for the best staff any boss could have. They take the pressure off of me.
  • I am grateful to my son for helping me get back to lifting weights again.
  • I am grateful to all of my Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin followers who validate me and my work every day.
  • I am grateful for Darren Hardy and Susan Kane who were kind enough to include me in SUCCESS Magazine this year.
  • I am grateful to the media and podcasters for allowing me to share my research.
  • I am grateful to Hillcrest Media for helping me publish Rich Kids.
  • I am grateful to the NY Book Festival for selecting Rich Kids as the 2015 winner in the Self-Help category.
  • I am grateful to all those who helped me fine tune Rich Kids.
  • I am grateful to my website administrator who helps me manage my Rich Habits website so expertly.
  • I am grateful to all the people who provided me with advanced praise for my book Rich Kids.
  • I am grateful to me for my persistence.
  • I am grateful for my brain.
  • I am grateful for my health.
  • I am grateful to all of my team at Future Financial Partners.
  • I am grateful to all of my clients.
  • I am grateful that all of the pachysandra I planted did not die.
  • I am grateful to Robin Sharma and his beautiful wife Geraldine for inviting me to speak at the 2014 Titan Summit.
  • I am grateful for the success one of my friend’s just had.
  • I am grateful for Amazon and the success I’ve had this year selling books with them.
  • I am grateful to all of my friends who made this a happy year.
  • I am grateful for all of my 2014 Titan friends.
  • I am grateful that my “Will Your Kids be Rich or Poor” article went viral.
  • I am grateful to that celebrity, or person of influence, who caused that article to go viral.
  • I am grateful for the new bike I just got today for my birthday.
  • I am grateful for the wonderful Facebook post my daughter posted today on Facebook.
  • I am grateful that my daughter Kirsten did not get hurt in her car accident.
  • I am grateful to Moody’s for employing my son.
  • I am grateful to my son’s boss for doing such an amazing job mentoring Brendan.
  • I am grateful that I got to travel to California for the first time in my life – thanks Dave Asprey for inviting to that speaking engagement.
  • I am grateful that I completed writing another book.
  • I am grateful for the family vacation we had last August n the Dominican Republic.
  • I am grateful that I could afford to get my daughter Casey a car for her senior year in college.
  • I am grateful to the Nathaniel Morris Inn in Manasquan for a great weekend to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
  • I am grateful for my best friend.
  • I am grateful that two of my friends have a new home.
  • I am grateful for having all of my kids with me this past Christmas.
  • I am grateful to my doctor for turning me on to Vitamin D.
  • I am grateful that Matt McWilliams introduced me to John Lee Dumas.

That’s a lot to be grateful for. I’ll bet you have a lot to be grateful for too. On your next birthday make a list. When your done, you’ll realize how blessed and how special your life really is. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I’m living the dream!

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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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