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Habits Eliminate the Grind

Grit is just another word for persistence. Persistence, above all other success variables, is the most important trait of successful self-made millionaires. Refusing to quit on a dream is the…

Knowledge Only Has Value When It Is Put to Use

One of the most common Rich Habits of the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study was the habit of daily learning. Some of the millionaires learned by doing and…

Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome

It took the average self-made millionaire, between 12 – 32 years to become “rich”, depending on the path they chose to become wealthy. That’s a long time, don’t you think?…

CNBC Grow Article – Feeling Rich Part I

Direct Link to CNBC Grow Article Here: https://grow.acorns.com/how-to-feel-rich/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=grow I interviewed 233 millionaires: Here’s the key to feeling rich, no matter how much money you make “If I can save $1,000,…

Common Rich Habits of Entrepreneur Millionaires

Rich Habits are the habits that were common among the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study. As you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has unique…

Requirements to be a Successful Entrepreneur Millionaire

As you know there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has its own requirements. Not everybody has what it takes to build wealth as a Dreamer-Entrepreneur. So, what does…

Common Rich Habits Among Virtuoso Self-Made Millionaires

Rich Habits are the habits that were common among the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study. As you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has unique…

Requirements to be a Virtuoso Millionaire

As you know there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has its own requirements. Not everybody has what it takes to build wealth as a Saver-Investor. So, what does…

Common Rich Habits of Big Company Climber Millionaires

Rich Habits are the habits that were common among the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study. As you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has unique…

Requirements to be a Big Company Climber Millionaire

As you know there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has its own requirements. Not everybody has what it takes to build wealth as a Big Company Climber. So,…

Common Rich Habits of Saver-Investor Self-Made Millionaires

Rich Habits are the habits that were common among the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study. As you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth. Each path has unique…

Requirements Needed in Order to Build Wealth as a Saver-Investor

Not everybody has what it takes to build wealth as a Saver-Investor. So, what does it take? Middle-Class Income – It’s hard to save when you are poor. Most of…

How to Reprogram Your Beliefs

We all talk to ourselves. Sometimes the self-talk is verbal and sometimes non-verbal. Non-verbal self talk are thoughts that pop into our minds from time to time and usually follow…

Personality Traits for Dreamer-Entrepreneurs

As many of you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth: Saver-Investor Path Big Company Climber Path Virtuoso Path (Experts/Pros) Dreamer-Entrepreneur Path The path that is right for you, depends…

Personality Traits for Virtuosos (Experts/Pros)

As many of you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth: Saver-Investor Path Big Company Climber Path Virtuoso Path (Experts/Pros) Dreamer-Entrepreneur Path The path that is right for you, depends…

Personality Traits for Big Company Climbers

As many of you know, there are 4 Paths to Wealth: Saver-Investor Path Big Company Climber Path Virtuoso Path (Experts/Pros) Dreamer-Entrepreneur Path The path that is right for you, depends…

Personality Traits of Saver-Investors

As many of you know, there are 4 Paths to wealth: Saver-Investor Path Big Company Climber Path Virtuoso Path (Experts/Pros) Dreamer-Entrepreneur Path Your particular personality dictates which path is suitable…

Successful People Have a Process They Use to Automate Success

Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert Cartoon series. Dilbert has made Adams very successful, and very wealthy. Because success always leaves clues, as part of my Rich Habits…

Boredom is the Brain’s Way of Telling You That You Are Not Living Up to Your Potential

Most are bored at work. But boredom is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a wake up call to do something else. Boredom on the job is your brain’s way…

Don’t Run Away From Rejection – Pursue It. Two Simple Strategies to Deal With Rejection

The “NEXT” Strategy Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen were struggling to get exposure for their book Chicken Soup of the Soul. Jack tells the story about how each rejection…

Take a One Month Sabbatical From Spending

Spending money on things does not create long-term happiness. Accumulating money does. Having money gives you peace of mind and a feeling that you are moving in the right direction.…

A Clear Vision of Your Future Life Gets You Un-Stuck

Individuals who make the most money and accumulate the most wealth are those who know what they want to do. They have a well thought-out plan and they pursue it.…

The Herd Doctrine Stops Most in Their Tracks

Human beings have a herd mindset that is simply overpowering. It’s what made Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Snapchat & Tiktok possible. People simply want to blend in. They want to…

What is Persistence?

In my Rich Habits study I tracked over 360 data points on the differences between the rich and poor. To my surprise, the vast majority of these data points were…

You Were Indoctrinated to Avoid Failure

Since childhood we are indoctrinated to avoid failure. It’s embedded into our education system. As a child, you experience failure for the first time when you fail a test. The…

Why Do Some People Seem to Have the Midas Touch?

You’ve no doubt had your fill of stories about successful entrepreneurs who failed often before achieving success. Abraham Lincoln failed six times in politics before he was elected President of…

What Are the Most Important Post-College Rich Habits

DREAM-SETTING – I will define my dreams and then create goals around each dream. I will focus on my dream-goals every day. DAILY SELF-EDUCATION – I will devote at least…

Your Brain Loves to Learn

What happens to your brain when you engage in daily self-education? When you engage in learning, your brain releases a protein called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). The release of BDNF…

My Interview With Angela Dumas – Money & Me Podcast

Angela Dumas is the host of the Money & Me Podcast. In my interview with Angela, I shared some of the top Smart Money strategies from my new book, Effort-Less…

Passion Power Trumps Willpower

Willpower is the ability to force yourself to focus on something for a limited period of time – typically 2-3 hours at any given time. Willpower is a limited resource…

How to be Wealthy Even When You’re Not – Part II

In Part I I covered one of the main strategies almost anyone can use to create an amount of wealth that will make you feel as if you are “wealthy”…

How to be Wealthy Even When You’re Not – Part I

In my Rich Habits Study I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals over an almost five-year period. I used a two-part test to help me qualify my wealthy subjects:   Net Liquid Assets of…

CNBC ARTICLE: This is the easiest way to grow wealth, says author who studied 177 self-made millionaires

Click Here for Link to CNBC Grow Article This is the easiest way to grow wealth, says author who studied 177 self-made millionaires “Rich Habits, Poor Habits” author Tom Corley…

Successful Entrepreneurs Use This Trick to Stay Positive and Never Quit on Their Dream

When you pursue any dream it can become an emotional roller coaster ride. What adds volatility to that ride is unmet expectations. Your dream creates the long-term vision that keeps…

Unlocking the Door to Happiness

True long-term happiness is found in doing work that you love and which, at the same time, enables you to meet your needs and financial obligations in life. According to…

Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

One of the most important roles of a parent is monitoring and influencing the type of friends they allow their children to associate with. Parents who take this role seriously, do…

How To Increase Self-Control, Grit and Determination

Neuroscientists and research psychologists are revolutionizing our understanding of why we do the things we do. In particular, they have stumbled upon cutting-edge scientific evidence that most of our problems…

CNBC Grow Article: 177 self-made millionaires told me about their wealth-building habits: Here are 3 of the best

“Effort-Less Wealth” author Tom Corley, a CPA and CFP, shares three strategies that self-made millionaires use to grow their wealth. Published Fri, Oct 9 20201:46 PM EDTUpdated Sat, Oct 10…

The Entrepreneur Journey is a Walk Through Hell

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  Winston Churchill If anyone knew what walking through hell was like it was Winston Churchill. Every day his country, particularly during the blitzkrieg,…

Personality Traits of People Who Add Value to Your Life (Rich Relationships)

The pursuit of success is hard. What makes it easier, what improves your odds of achieving success, is surrounding yourself with Constructive Relationships. These individuals add value to your life.…

Personality Traits of People Who Will Drag You Down (Toxic Relationships)

If you are pursuing success, you need to avoid or limit your dealings with Toxic people. Toxic people do not add value to your life. In fact, they are a…

Reading, Aerobic Exercise & Learning a New Skill Makes Your Brain Bigger & Boosts Your IQ

Neuroplasticity is the process in which the brain changes over time. Our brains have stunning powers of neuroplasticity well into adulthood. When we form a new habit, neuroplasticity occurs and…

Stay Away From Making Decisions When Sick, Tired or Hungry

Have you ever brow beat yourself over a decision you made? “What was I thinking?” Well, the problem is that you were likely not thinking, or, not thinking clearly. Glucose…

How to Stop Being Poor

After many years of studying wealth and poverty, I have come to the conclusion that poverty as an adult, is a mental state. I like to refer to it as Poverty…

If You Want to Be Respected You must Train Others to Respect You

Selflessness is considered a noble trait. Selfishness, on the other hand, is considered a character flaw. Society reveres the selfless and demonizes the selfish. Those who are selfless are admired…

If You Feel Stuck That’s Because You’re Not Doing What You’re Supposed to be Doing

“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” This line from the 1976 movie Network, became famous because it hit a nerve. There are many…

How Do You Learn?

If you follow me, you know that one of the most common Growth Habits of self-made millionaires is self-education. For most of my “millionaires”, this self-education came from reading books.…

Courage and Fear Wage War Inside Each One of Us – the One You Feed the Most Wins the War

“Mommy, my teacher asked me if I would like to play the role of Juliet in the school play. She said I had the perfect face and voice for the…

The Power of Focus is Your Willie Wonka Ticket to a New and Better Life

Most people are completely oblivious to their behaviors, habits and thinking as well as behaviors, habits and thinking of others. Many studies have been performed on this unusual human tendency.…

What is the Definition of Wealthy?

I’ve been studying the wealthy and the poor since 2004. One of the things that I’ve noticed is that almost 100% of the time the media misinforms its readers with respect…