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Good Thoughts, Good Life. Bad Thoughts, Bad Life

In a recent Harvard University study on gratitude, researchers found that after 10 weeks of expressing gratitude daily, individuals in the study were more optimistic and felt better about their…

This Rich Habit Helps Keep Stress Away

Exercise has many beneficial health effects. Aerobic exercise, in particular, increases the volume of oxygen and glucose delivered to the brain, helping nourish brain cells. It also helps keep the…

The Rich and Poor View Relationships Very Differently

What’s in it for me? This is a common refrain of millions. Too many have been programmed to believe that one hand washes the other or scratch my back and…

The Frugal Millionaire

It’s hard to save your way to wealth. It took the average millionaire in my Rich Habits Study 32 years to accumulate an average of $3.3 million. When asked about…

Life Changing Resolutions for the New Year

If you want to change your life, you must change your habits. In my book Rich Habits I highlight which habits have the most impact over your life and in…

Multiple Streams of Income Are a Common Denominator for Many Self-Made Millionaires

Sixty-one percent of the self-made millionaires in my study were small business owners and 39% worked for some big company. Of the 39%, most were senior executives at those big companies…

Under Promise Over Deliver

Failing to meet expectations is the primary cause of unhappiness and discontent. Successful people make a habit of managing the expectations of those they serve. They understand that failing to…

You Will Never Start Unless You Start Now

Pursuing anything of significance in life, takes courage. Fear is the #1 reason for not taking action on your dreams and goals. Fear causes you to rationalize, to find excuses…

Managing Expectations is a Rich Habit

Various Studies indicate that the most common cause of unhappiness is unmet expectations. Most humans seem to have an innate tendency of setting unrealistic expectations. We expect too much of…

When You Surround Yourself With Success-Focused People, Success Has a Way of Rubbing Off on You

There is a great deal of science surrounding the impact our social networks have on us. Numerous studies have shown that we pick up most of our habits from our…

Surround Yourself With Those Who Get IT

Habits are contagious. They spread like a virus throughout your social networks. That is why it is critical to surround yourself with individuals who get it in life and separate…

Don’t Be a Lifestyle Copy Cat

It’s human nature, something hardwired into each one of us, to compare ourselves to those around us. Some good can come of it, especially when those within our social networks…

The Human Mind is Far More Complex Than Imagined

Your thoughts are physical things. Every time you have a thought, the brain cells involved in that thought send electrical impulses down through the Axon of the brain cell to…

How to Become an Expert

Anders Ericsson is the world expert on experts. What he found in his research was that experts practice deliberately every day. The Japanese call this Kaizen – continuous improvement. Daily Deliberate…

If You Want To Remember Something – Write It Down

Abraham Lincoln said that he never memorized a speech. Instead, he would re-write the speech down a minimum of three times. When he was done writing down the speech three…

Why You Can’t See the Obvious

There’s a famous experiment in which volunteers watch a video of two basketball teams, one wearing white shirts and one wearing black shirts, passing around a basketball. The volunteers are…

Exercise Slows Down Aging, Extending Your Life Expectancy

I was working out at the gym and was chatting with a friend. I told him that I woke up this morning and my back didn’t hurt, for some reason.…

Here’s Why So Many Vaccinated People Are Getting Covid

My Rich Habits Research has taken me down many rabbit holes: Neuroscience (Brain Science), Cell Structure, Cell Function, DNA/Genetics. And lately I’ve found myself drawn deep into Immunology (Study of…

Why Men Take More Risks Than Women

A joint study conducted by HSE University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences discovered that the Theta Brain Frequency in the brain’s Anterior Cingulate Cortex,…

How Memories are Formed

There are 5 ways we learn and form memories: Visual Learning – Watching Someone Engage in Some Skill Auditory Learning – Listening Reading Learning Tactile-Kinetic Learning – Physically Engaging in…

Sweating Boosts Habit Formation and Your Ability to Achieve Goals

Endocannabinoids are chemicals called neurotransmitters that are released by the Axons of brain cells. Dendrites have Cannabinoid receptors, called CB-1 Receptors, that receive the Endocannabinoids. Endocannibinoids are essentially Cannabis produced…

What is Consciousness?

We literally have two minds: The Conscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind. From a big picture neurological view, the brain is composed of four separate regions: Cerebral Cortex Limbic System…

A Case Study in Success

You may have heard of the Human Genome Project. This was the government funded effort to sequence the human genome. For nine years Craig Venter worked for the Human Genome…

Habits That Boost Your IQ

Contrary to what you may have been taught, your IQ is not fixed. It can increase or decrease during your lifetime. What causes your IQ to increase or decrease? A brain…

Most People Do Not Want to be Rich

I interviewed 361 rich and poor people over a five year period to learn why they were rich or poor. After peeling back that onion, I came to the realization that…

Important Lessons I Learned From Failing

The best advice comes from those who tried. So, listen closely to those who have tried to pursue wealth – their lessons are born from real-world experience. While most of…

Stress is a Trigger for Bad Habits

In a 2009 study on rats, conducted by Rui Costa of the Champalimaud Foundation in Portugal, in collaboration with the National Institute of Health, they found that chronic stress acts…

You Are What You Eat

Rich Habit #4: I will devote part of each and every day in caring for my health The food we eat passes from the mouth, to the esophagus, to the stomach, to…

Successful Author Shares His Mistakes, Failures and Lessons to Help Teach New Authors What To Do and What Not To Do

Prior to writing my first book, I had never written a book before, never promoted a book before and I knew no one who did any of those things. My…

Cultural Habits Can Be Good or Bad

Many of the behaviors, habits and thinking we possess are the result of the different cultures we are raised in. Without being aware of it, we are literally doing things,…

Avoid Destructive Comparisons

It’s hardwired into each one of us, at the time we are born, to compare ourselves to those around us. We are born with something called Mirror Neurons, which are…

Your Thoughts Become Your Reality

Repetitive thoughts, especially when tied to emotion, creates strong neural pathways (synapses) in the brain. Because these synapses are physical things, the brain is unable to distinguish between reality-thoughts or…

How To Become a Money Magnet

Self-Made Wealthy people are ordinary people who transformed themselves into money magnets. Here are some Money Magnet Strategies: Pursue Success – Those who succeed almost always seek out individuals who…

Your Perspective Affects Your Definition of Success?

I get a lot of emails every day, mostly from readers of my books, media articles or my blog. But every now and then I get emails from someone trying…

Proven Processes Guarantee Success

Last year I needed to build two shelves for my new shed. I never built a shelf before, so I went online and watched a YouTube video, which gave me…

Success Beliefs

In my Rich Habits Study I learned just how important your beliefs are for those pursuing success and wealth. The wealthy in my Study had very different beliefs than the…

Temporary Habits vs. Long-Term Habits

In my research on the habits of self-made millionaires I discovered two types of habits that these millionaires used to help them achieve success: Temporary vs. Long-Term Habits. Temporary Habits…

Questions That Help You Create the Life You Desire

It’s pointless to complain about your life, when you have no plan to change your life. Without a plan, you are like a leaf on a fall day, blown around…

How to Get Energized About Life

A global poll conducted by Gallup learned that only 15% of people are engaged at work. That means that an astronomical 85% of people are unhappy in their jobs.  While…

The Power Behind Positive Thinking is Emotion

Dr. Norman Vincent Peal’s blockbuster book, The Power of Positive Thinking, honed in on the importance of a positive mental outlook in living a happy, successful life. Millions around the…

Focus on You Strengths

“don’t water your weeds.” Harvey Mackay Have you ever compiled a list of the things you are very good at – things that come easier to you than to everyone…

Most People Are Like a Leaf on a Fall Day

According to the Pareto Principle: 20% of all activities produce 80% of all results. Stated another way: we waste 80% of our time on activities that are meaningless. How do…

Expect Failure and Fear Losses Its Power Over You

“Inaction breeds doubts and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Dale Carnegie One of the biggest things holding people back from the pursuit of success is the fact that they…

The Hidden Rules to Success

Success Mentors are your best hope of breaking free of poverty or the middle-class. Almost 92% of the self-made millionaires in my study, who had a mentor, said they owed…

How to Achieve 100% of Your Goals

It is possible to achieve 100% of your goals. In this video, Michael Yardney and I discuss some of the strategies I uncovered in my Rich Habits research that make…

Habits That Separate Men and Women

Since 2004, I’ve devoted a significant amount of my time researching habits. One of the questions I often get asked by the media is: Are there differences between the habits…

The MVP of all of the Rich Habits – Reading to Learn

According to a study conducted by economists from the University of Padova, Italy, individuals who read for self-education earned 21% more as adults, than those who did have this growth…

The Pursuit of Success is Like Being Born Again

We often hear the phrase “born again” in the context of religion. Those who are “born again” go through a transformation that is almost always significant and dramatic. As their…

Your Habits, Good or Bad, Dictate the Circumstances of Your Life

When you think about habits, visualize a seesaw. On one side of the seesaw are your Bad Habits and on the other side are your Good Habits. If you have…

Make Rejection a Goal

Rejection is demoralizing, it saps you of your energy and can stop you dead in your tracks. We, therefore, seek to avoid Rejection. But rejection is part of the journey…