Why Success is so Sweet


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The price of success is huge. It requires enormous sacrifices: long hours, financial investment, lost family time, lost friend time, mental frustration, emotional turmoil, hard decisions, forced habit change, deferring many of life’s pleasures, lost relationships, loss of a consistent paycheck, loss of downtime, lost holidays and vacations and many other things.

You must give up so much in the pursuit of success. So, why would anyone pursue success?

Because success is worth the sacrifices. Why success is so sweet:

  • Redemption – Success is a big exclamation point that you were right.
  • Wealth – Success can make you rich beyond your wildest dreams.
  • Freedom – Success buys you freedom. Freedom from wage slavery and freedom to do the things others only dream of.
  • Increased Opportunities – Success is a magnet for new opportunities; opportunities you are able to take advantage of.
  • Foes Become Fans, Adversaries Become Allies – Detractors are proven wrong and change their thinking about you.
  • People Treat You Better – Self interest drives human behavior. People will want to participate in your success and will treat you like a king in order for become part of your success.
  • Your Confidence Skyrockets – Success boosts your confidence; it fills your confidence bucket up all at once.
  • Your Optimism Soars – Success is like steroids for a positive mental outlook. It changes the lens through which you see the world. Everything seems possible when you succeed.
  • Less Fear of Fear – Success increases your courage to take on new opportunities. You no longer fear failure, obstacles and potential pitfalls because you experienced all of those things and still came out on top.
  • Growth – Success changes who you are. Your pursuit of success forces you to grow in many ways. You become more knowledgable and more skilled at what you do. You develop new relationships along the way. You become relevant.
  • You Can Make a Difference – The fruits of success allows you to help improve the lives of your family, friends and those in your community.
  • Revenge – Success is the sweetest revenge. Living a good life is the best revenge.







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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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  1. This is a great update Thomas, thanks for spreading the wealth of knowledge. I like how short and concise this list was. A very powerful punch to help revamp some of us that are feeling drained and un-inspired in their life’s work.

    Thanks again!
    Manifest Millennial

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