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Group Think is a Poor Habit

The human desire to be liked is hardwired into our DNA. It’s a vestige of the caveman days when human beings faced constant life-threatening peril at the hands of numerous…

It’s Not About Time Management – It’s About Priorities

Thanks to the discoveries I made in my Rich Habits research, I have learned how critical it is, to my success, to adopt the habits of self-made millionaires. One of…

How to Make Yourself Immune to Economic Calamities, Like a Pandemic

If the 2020/2021 Pandemic has taught us anything it is that economic calamities happen. Some are worse than others. Depressions are, by far, the worse type of economic downturn. But…

Unhappy at Work? Take The Career Quiz to Find Out Which Career Path is the Right One for YOU

When you are on the wrong Career Path, you will feel stuck and unhappy doing what you do. When you are stuck and unhappy in your career, it shows up…

How to Break Free From Toxic Friends

One of the most important Rich Habits is growing relationships with other success-minded individuals. These relationships lift you up in life and open doors that are otherwise closed to you.…

How to Boost Focus and Productivity in a World Filled With Distraction

The subthalamic nucleus is part of the limbic system’s basal ganglia. It is called into action whenever something in our environment catches our attention. Its intended evolutionary purpose is to…

When You Find Your Calling in Life, the Money Will Follow

Most of us do not figure out, until we well into our adult years, what we are really good at. As an example, after I completed my Rich Habits Study…

Decision Fatigue Can Be Very Costly – Here’s How to Prevent it

Each individual has their own unique reservoir of willpower energy. On average, willpower, or your ability to focus, lasts between 90 – 120 minutes. When you hit this willpower wall…

How To Find Your Calling in Life

All individuals, by virtue of their genes, are born with certain innate talents that set them apart from others. Only through experimentation will you be able to discover what those…

Successful People Don’t Play the Blame Game

Life has a way of going wrong. When things go wrong, our natural inclination is to blame someone or some thing. This knee jerk reaction helps protect our fragile egos,…

Leaders See What is Invisible to Everyone Else

One of the common traits of self-made millionaires is that they are leaders. Ninety-one percent of the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study who pursued the Big Company, Virtuoso…

Here’s Why So Many Millennials Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

PYMNTS.com recently released their Paycheck to Paycheck Report. Their research revealed that 70% of millennials live paycheck-to-paycheck. Worse, 60% of millennials earning over $100k also live paycheck to paycheck. Why?…

Successful People Make a Habit of Wowing Others

Have you ever been wowed? We remember wow events. They stick in our mind. Wow’s happen when someone does something for you, paid or unpaid, that wow’s you. It stokes…

Your Habits Define Who You Truly Are

Two out of every five minutes of your life are devoted to habits. This means 40% of the time we are all zombies, unconsciously thinking and acting. This is why,…

The Life of an Entrepreneur is a Hard One But Also a Very Rewarding One

Pursuing a dream leads you downs rabbit holes you’d otherwise never tread. For most, these rabbit holes take you way beyond your comfort zones. For those few brave souls who…

Six Common Blunders That Make Wealth Disappear

Sometimes rich people stop being rich. Things can go wrong. Sometimes those things that go wrong are outside the control of the wealthy (i.e. random bad luck) but more often…

5 Questions That Could Change Your Life

As I’ve mentioned often, self-awareness is a prerequisite to change. If your life is not what you expected it to be and you don’t know why, self-awareness holds the key.…

My Journey From Janitor to World Famous Author Began With a Dream

I was 24 when I took my first flight in a plane. Growing up poor didn’t give me much opportunity to travel. In fact, it wasn’t until I started my…

Here’s What You Will Experience When You Pursue a Dream

Pursuing a dream is not easy. It’s actually very hard. And there are many emotions you will experience – some bad and some good. It’s important to know that those…

Join Me at Success Achievers Community

As many of you know, I am a big fan of SUCCESS Magazine and also a contributor. SUCCESS has created an online social media site where success-minded individuals can communicate…

The First Fifteen Minutes is the Hardest Part of the Journey to Success

A body at rest stays at rest and a body in motion stays in motion. This is one of Newton’s three laws of physics. Successful people are in perpetual motion.…

Children Raised By Super Parents Excel in Life – Here’s What it Takes to be a Super Parent

When parenting goes right, children excel in life, are upstanding citizens and add tremendous value to society. According my my Rich Habits research, good parenting helps shortcut success. Children who…

Successful People Do Not Make Assumptions

Assumptions are, by definition, the act of accepting a truth without definitive proof. When you have the Poor Habit of making assumptions, it will result in bad outcomes and cost…

How to Make the Right Decisions During Adversity

Things often go wrong in life. How you react is one of the keys to living a happy and successful life. Those who make the best decisions, in adversity, do…

The Courageous Attract Luck and Disciples to Their Cause

It was an early morning on the first day of spring. The farmer had just finished planting the last of his sunflower seeds. The ground was still cold and hard…

Daily Discomfort Forces Growth, and Growth is a Prerequisite for Success

When you do anything that challenges you, when you are learning something new or when you are meeting new people, you feel discomfort. Discomfort is a minor form of stress…

How to Teach Your Kids to be an Entrepreneur

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is not easy. I spent five years studying 177 self-made millionaires and I have to say, the entrepreneurs in my study were among the most courageous,…

What Inspires You?

A muse is someone or something that inspires you. It can be a person (i.e. mentor), or persons (i.e. your children), an idea (i.e. a vision of the future you)…

Famous “Failures”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius As children we are programmed to believe that failure is bad. If you fail…

Clarity Creates Focus

In a University of Minnesota survey conducted by Eric Klinger, PhD, he found that the average human being only concentrates on what they’re doing 1/3 of the time. The other…

How to Remove Negative, Limiting Beliefs and Replace Them With Positive, Uplifting Beliefs

Many of your current daily habits are the offspring of your values, goals, dreams and also your beliefs. Habits that spring forth from your beliefs are among the hardest habits…

Reach for the Stars and If You Miss, Grab Some Clouds

“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” Mike Tyson It’s not easy…

Clarity is One of the Secrets to Success & Becoming Wealthy

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body,…

Service to Self vs. Service to Others

As I’ve written often, self-interest is good. It’s actually hardwired into our DNA and our old brain (limbic system and brain stem). Fight or flight is an example of self…

If You Want to Forge a New Habit – Start Tracking

Roy Baumeister is a renown behavioral psychologist whose studies and experiments have revolutionized our understanding of willpower. According to Baumeister, author of Willpower, the only sure fire way to stick…

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: Work Family Finances Health The key to not giving into the…

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…