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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 Strength Activities

Have you ever compiled a list of the things you are very good at – things that come easier to you than to everyone else you know? It’s an important…

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…

Four Words That Separate You From the Crowd

How Can I Help? The crowd is interested in one thing – themselves. Self-interest is a survival mechanism, hard-wired into every human being’s DNA. Most everyone you meet is out…

How to Build Trust

Some relationships, like family relationships/work relationships, are thrust upon you. Other relationships are sought-out. These sought-out relationships are often relationships with individuals who you believe can add value to your…

You Have the Power to Transform Your Life

In 2013 I did an interview with Dave Ramsey. After the interview, Dave decided to post an article about my research on his website: 20 Things the Rich Do Every…

Do You Have What it Takes?

Are you thinking about pursuing something you are passionate about? Maybe it’s a start-up, side business, writing a book, a new exciting career, an app or starting a blog or…

Automatic Success

What does it take to be successful at what you do? Successful people all share a common starting point – a clear vision of their future life. All “Visions” require…

What is Your Legacy Going to Be?

When you succeed, and are rewarded financially for your success, it has repercussions that, according to my research, affects future generations. I’m not just talking about money. Sure, wealth can…

Toxic Friends

Some time ago, one of my subscribers/followers reached out to me for advice. I’ll call her Jane. So, Jane was having relationship issues. Two of her childhood friends were creating…

Without Luck, Success is Impossible. The Only “Formula” That Works, Therefore, is the Formula That Creates Luck. Here is That “Formula”

In the personal development industry, the experts try to separate themselves from the competition by sharing their unique formula for success. Each self-help expert seems to have their own proprietary…

Productive Anger

Anger, next to love, is probably the most powerful emotion. For most, anger is catastrophic. It impairs your ability to think clearly by shutting down your prefrontal cortex – the…

Fear of Failure Pushes You To Become Better

You might think that all negative emotions hamper success. Most of the time they do. However, fear and anger are unique negative emotions in that they can actually motivate you…

What Does Self-Made Mean?

I write quite a bit about self-made millionaires. Most of the comments I get on my articles are favorable and appreciative. But a minority of comments are unfavorable and very…

Smart Money Habits at the Three Most Important Stages of Your Life

When I travel the country speaking to high school and college students about exactly what they need to do to become financially successful in life, I always begin my presentation…

How To Pass Any Exam

Acing standardized tests comes easy to only a select number of individuals. Unfortunately, most perform at a subpar level and this holds them back from getting into their school of…

Cheat Sheet Method for Boosting Memory

I have to remember a lot. Tax law, financial planning rules/products, Rich Habits research … When I am interviewed by the media or preparing for a speaking engagement, I go…

Hidden Knowledge

Those raised in wealthy households have a huge advantage over everyone else. Besides having an abundance of resources, they have an abundance of class-specific knowledge that only other wealthy households…

Poverty is a Very Profitable Business

Many financial institutions, ones with strong ties to the media, politicians, businesses and influencers, depend on the existence of poverty. In fact, poverty income is one of their most profitable…

4 Common Traits of Self-Made Millionaires

In my book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, I highlight the common traits of every self-made millionaire in my Rich Habits Study. Here they the top four traits: Clarity…

The Desire To Be Wealthy Is Really About The Desire To Be Free

In my five-year study on the rich and poor, I took a lot of notes on the 356 people I interviewed. I asked both groups 144 questions. One of those…

Realistic Optimism

Wishful Thinkers believe they will succeed without putting in the work required to succeed. Those who play the lottery are a good example of Wishful Thinkers. The odds of winning…

Repeat These Words Every Day: “Become Better”

In a study published in the British Journal of Psychology, evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University found that individuals…

How to Create Apostles to Help Make Your Dream a Reality

One of the many questions I asked during my Rich Habits Study was how rich people, before they were rich, were able to forge relationships with the Influencers who helped…

Why Are Some People Able to Glide Through Life?

Have you ever noticed that there are some people who seem to glide through life? For some individuals, it takes many years to get good at a particular task, while…

Your Destination Must Be as Clear as a Picture

Most have seen the Wizard of Oz. The focal point of that movie is the yellow brick road. Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road in order to get to…

Uncertainty is Part of the Journey to Success

Those who realize success, a dream, accomplish big goals or relentlessly pursue something they are passionate about are courageous and maybe even heroic. They’re heroic for one reason: they do…

There is One Shortcut to Success

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed. You don’t have to figure our what to do and what not to do, through the school of hard knocks. You…

The Fickle Winds of Fate Are No Match for Those Who Simply Refuse To Quit On Their Dream

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is not easy. Most entrepreneurs put everything on the line. They take courageous risks in the pursuit of their dreams. As an entrepreneur, you often feel…

Life is a Mirror

The circumstances of your life are a mirror of your habits, beliefs, emotions and your thinking. You see this mirror effect at work all the time. Someone walks into a…

Confidence is an Acquired Trait

Before I began my five-year Rich Habits Study, I held the belief that confidence was a prerequisite for success – something all successful people had. But I was wrong. Confidence,…

How Much Are You in Control?

The Locus of Control concept was first introduced in 1954 by Julian B. Rotter. Locus of Control is a measure of how much control one actually has over the outcomes…

Avoid People Who Do Not Value or Respect Your Time

There are people who consume your time without giving it any thought at all. These individuals will call you on the phone often, picking your brain endlessly. Or they will…

Habits Make Discipline Unnecessary

I was in the gym one day and overheard the following exchange between a woman and a man: Woman to Man: “Did you run today?” Man to Woman: “Not yet.…

How to Double Your Odds of Success

56% of the wealthy in my Rich Habits Study married right. What I mean is that they married a spouse who had certain traits that made their union successful. Finding…