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Stress Makes You Do Bad Things

Stress decreases willpower, self control and weakens your resistance to old bad habits. Stress comes primarily from four places: WorkFamilyFinancesHealth The key to not giving into the caustic effects of…

Whose Investment Are You?

Most people work for someone or some organization. From the perspective of the employer, their employees represent an investment – an asset of the company. From the perspective of an employee,…

The Longer it Takes, the Longer it Will Last

The average Red Oak tree takes 15-20 years to produce its first acorn. But it will produce acorns for up to 350 years, before it dies. Conversely, a Cherry tree takes…

Laughter Allows You to Think Better

Laughter is the best medicine. According to many studies, laughter has the following health benefits: Reduces blood pressure. Strengthens your immune system. Improves your breathing. Increases your energy. When life…

Exercise Makes You Smarter

Exercise increases your IQ! Here’s how: Blood has two primary functions: To carry nutrients (glucose and oxygen) to every cell in the body and To carry waste (free radicals) out…

The Power of Leverage

Leverage means using all of your assets, knowledge, skills, time and relationships to get what you want or need in life. As an example, successful people reach out to their…

The Power of Belief is Beyond Awesome

I recently read about a study conducted by Yale professor Bernie Siegel that opened my eyes. Prof. Siegel studied people who had multiple personalities. Amazingly, when one personality took over,…

Big Changes Start With Small Steps

The key to transforming your life is taking small steps. Those small steps get the ball rolling. Eventually, those consistent small steps, over many years, compound into massive change. In…

There’s No Such Thing as an Overnight Success

The media loves to highlight individuals who they see as an overnight success: Justin Bieber’s viral You Tube videos helped him get a record deal and instant fame. Joe Namath…

How Charles Darwin Transformed Himself From a Gambling Drunk Into One of History’s Greatest Scientists

Famed Evolutionary Scientist, Charles Darwin, was born into a wealthy family. The luxury of his family’s wealth gave him much free time. He squandered that time drinking, gambling, hunting and…

Find Some Shoulders to Climb On

Sixteenth century astronomer Galileo Galilei stood on the shoulders of 15th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus when he proved through his own experiments that Copernicus’ sun centered theory was correct. Sir…

Growth is Painful, But Necessary for Success

I have a business client who is on the path to success. I know this because he has many of the success traits and Rich Habits that I found in…

We Are Happiest During the Pursuit

The anticipation of getting something you want elevates your dopamine levels (happiness neurotransmitter) every time you think about that thing you want. This is why the pursuit of success, the…

Procrastination is Action’s Nemesis

Whether or not we’re aware of it, there are two wars raging inside each one of us: Taking Action vs. Procrastinating. When we take action on our dreams and goals…

Problem Solving Requires a Positive Mental Outlook

When we are exposed to some outside threat, we experience stress. Our fight or flight impulse takes over. Our new brain (neocortex, also known as conscious mind) shuts down and…

Boosting Creativity and Insight

Creativity and insight are neurological cousins. Inspiration and passion drives creativity whereas insight is typically driven by sweat of the brow analytical thinking related to a single specific problem you…

Luck is an Endless Stream That Never Stops Flowing

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 rich people and 128 poor people. One of the questions I asked was, “Do you need to be lucky to be rich?”…

Stress is Good & Bad – How to Manage Stress

Imagine you’re part of a group of cave men, walking through the tall grass in the Savanna on the hunt for your next meal. Suddenly, a member of your group…

The Competition Isn’t as Tough as You Think

Most people are unsuccessful. They do not read or self-educate themselves. They prefer to spend time on social media, binging on streaming movies, watching sporting activities, engaging in drinking and/or…

How to Become a Self-Control Machine

Human beings are hard-wired for instant gratification. It’s a fossil of evolution which served us very well in the early days of humanity, where each day was a fight just…

The Famous Children of New Zealand Study Revealed the #1 Trait of Successful People

In the mid-1970’s a team of behavioral scientists, psychologists, health professionals and many other experts from different disciplines embarked on a comprehensive and ambitious study of over 1,000 children aged…

We Literally Have Two Distinct Brains

We literally have two brains: The Conscious and The Subconscious. The Conscious Mind The conscious mind is located in the brain’s topmost layers. It includes the neocortex and the lobes.…

Warning: Many Family & Friends Will Declare War on You if You Dare to Pursue Your Dream

Very few pursue their dreams, goals, life purpose or success. Such pursuits require changes that have a way of shaking up our lives. These changes affect those closest to us…

When You Have No Plan, You Are Like a Leaf on a Fall Day

If you look around you will see there are only a handful of self-made millionaires for every hundred people. And those self-made millionaires seem to be in perpetual motion. They…

Who is Your Success Hero?

I am very fortunate. I had 306 success mentors – the 177 self-made millionaires plus the 233 poor individuals I interviewed for my Rich Habits Study plus JC Jobs. The…

Yahoo Finance Article – Signs You’re Wealthier Than You Think

Cameron Huddleston Tue, 6 April 2021, 8:00 am·9-min read Prostock-studio / Shutterstock.com “When most think of wealth, they think about money,” said Tom Corley, author of “Rich Habits” and “Change…

Making That Courageous Leap into the Great Unknown

In my Rich Habits Study, there were four types of self-made millionaires: Saver-Investors, Big Company Climbers, Virtuosos & Dreamer-Entrepreneurs. The Dreamer-Entrepreneurs were by far the wealthiest, at an average net…

When You Transform Your Goals Into Daily Habits, Success Becomes Automatic

Success is a process that requires consistency. You must do certain, specific things every day in order to realize success tomorrow. These consistent daily activities are also known as habits.…

Successful Entrepreneurs are Luck Magnets

Fifty-one percent of the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study were lucky. This 51% were made up primarily of Dreamer-Entrepreneurs, one of the four types of self-made millionaires, I…

How to Create an Avalanche of Success

It’s not easy changing habits. It takes time, persistence and awareness. But there is a shortcut to habit change that virtually guarantees your new good habits will stick. It’s called…

Pessimism Prevents Success & Perpetuates Poverty

A paper published by the University of Cologne in Germany in the May 2015 Journal of Personality and Psychology, in which more than 68,000 Americans and Europeans were studied, found…

Sleep Re-Sets Your Emotional Baseline and Helps Keep Your Emotions in Check

Unchecked negative emotions can alter or destroy relationships forever. The most destructive and costly type of negative emotion is anger. Allowing your anger to erupt hurts those closest to you…

Take a Risk on Yourself

In a paper published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in which the brains of 46 teenagers were scanned, they…

Latest CNBC Article: ‘Rich Habits’ author: There is no one right way to build wealth — and that’s great news

Direct Link to CNBC Article Here: ‘Rich Habits’ author: There is no one right way to build wealth — and that’s great news https://cnb.cx/2PnbRM5 Over the course of five years,…

Here’s Why Exercise and Dieting Don’t Always Work in Helping You Lose Weight

For years we’ve been advised that the key to weight loss is to burn more calories than we consume. And many accepted this advice, put on their running shoes, or…

Finding That Motivation to Achieve Great Things

Every person has limitless potential to do and be something great. It does not matter where you start out in life – you can start out homeless and poor and…

Using Group Think to Transform Your Life

By the time the world woke up to the frightening emergence of the Nazi regime, Group-Think had already infected most of Germany. Somehow, someway, most of the non-Jews in Germany…

Optimists Rule the World

Have you ever run into an optimist? Most who do walk away upbeat, energized and optimistic – you feel better, just being in the presence of an optimist. Now contrast…

With Faith All Things Are Possible

It’s too bad, in my opinion, that the word faith has been co-opted by religious groups. Belief in God is a very personal thing, but not everyone believes in God.…

Reprogramming Your Brain From Negative to Positive

We really have two brains – the New Brain (neocortex) and the Old Brain (Brain Stem and Limbic System). The New Brain has only been around for a few hundred…

ABC News Morning Show in Utah – Hosts Devote Part of the Show to My Rich Habits Research – Pretty Cool

This was pretty cool and a nice surprise. ABC News’ Good Things Utah devoted a segment to my Rich Habits Research. Watch and listen here: https://www.abc4.com/gtu/what-people-at-the-end-of-their-lives-regret-the-most/

Your Relationships Drive Your Happiness

In 1938 Harvard University embarked on what would become the longest study of adult development. The study involved 724 men who were split into two groups: 268 sophomore students from…

Grit & Growth

If I were to boil success down to just two success traits they would be Grit and Growth. Those with Grit never quit on their dreams and their goals. No…

Success Hides Behind a Mountain of Mistakes and Failures

Even before I finished my analysis of the data I gathered in my five-year Rich Habits Study, I began sharing with others what I considered revolutionary, life changing information. At first,…

What is Bologna Made of? Do You Care? You Should – Curiosity is a Common Trait of Successful People

Curiosity was a common Rich Habit among the self-made millionaires in my study. The desire to learn, causes growth, and growth is a prerequisite for success, especially for Big Company…

We Are Millionaires – Here’s a Snapshot of Our Lives

In my five year Rich Habits Study, I got to know my millionaires very well. They had a lot in common. Below is a snapshot of a typical millionaire from…

The Law of Averages is the Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

When I was in my early 20’s, my friends and I started going to a very popular East Side dance club in NYC on Friday nights, called The Juke Box.…

Do You Hate Your Job?

If you were being honest with yourself, how much of your workday are you actually working hard? How much of your day are you operating at maximum potential? If you…

Do You Have a Burning Desire to Be Somebody?

The desire to be somebody of significance, drives many self-made millionaires, other than the Saver-Investor millionaires. Big Company Climbers are driven to rise up the ladder within their companies into…

Do You Have a Poverty Mindset? Find Out Here

According to A well-known study, conducted in 2013 by PEW Charitable Trusts, 70% of those born and raised in poverty, remain poor as adults. And this “cycle of poverty” continues,…