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Not All Goals Are Good Goals

You hardly ever hear anyone talk about goals in a negative context. Goals are almost always perceived to be good. But there are goals that add no real value to…

What Were You Born to Do?

When you find your life’s purpose, that thing you were born to do, you know it. There is no doubt. You are 100% certain. If you have any doubts about…

In Search of Wow!

Isn’t “Wow” the best word ever? Every time I write an article for some media outlet or for my Rich Habits website, in the back of my mind I’m in…

16 Habits That Transformed 177 Ordinary People Into Self-Made Millionaires

Your daily habits are the reason you are rich, poor or stuck in the middle-class. They are the reason you live in the house of your dreams or a shack.…

Abundance Breakthrough Live Event With Tom Corley

I will be speaking at the Abundance Breakthrough Live Event this January 26, 11:45am (Eastern Standard Time). If you’d like to listen, click here: https://carrierobson.kartra.com/page/abundancebreakthrough/barbarahuson

Good Luck and Bad Luck is a Matter of Choice

Life rewards you with good luck when you make good choices and punishes you with bad luck when you make bad choices. It is a universal law: bad choices –…

Growth and Improvement Boosts Happiness

We all tend to be happy when we feel we are on the right path, moving in the right direction. Steady improvement, or growth, especially in our careers, makes us…

Raising Financially Savvy Kids

Does the high school or college your child attends teach them about: Student Loans How to Manage a Bank Account Leasing or Buying a Car – Leasing Agreements and Car…

Self Interest Drives Spending

Self Interest drives almost all human behavior. It is a “selfish” trait hardwired into human DNA for purposes of increasing your odds of survival in a sometimes dangerous and often…

Listen In to My Success Habits Broadcast

I will be a guest on the StreamYard Broadcast January 21, 2021 8pm EST to share the Success Habits of Self-Made Millionaires. Here are the links to listen in: YouTube:…

What Makes You Want to Transform Your Life?

Many are not at all happy with their current life circumstances. Some, accept their misery, as if it were a prison sentence, while others embark on massive change that completely…

Tax Implications of Incentive Stock Options

If you receive stock options as part of your employee compensation package then you are one of the lucky ones. This article is intended to shine a little light on…

Mind Control is Real

You may not like to hear this but your mind is being controlled. Who’s controlling your mind? The Media Politicians Hollywood Celebrities Social Media Content Creators Musicians Authors Parents Boyfriends/Girlfriends…

Getting Locked In

In the early 90’s, I went to grad school at night three days a week, after work. I had three very young kids at the time. I remember how hard…

Who Had the Greatest Positive Impact on Your Life?

For most people, their parents were the greatest influence on their lives. Certainly for the millionaires in my Rich Habits Study, their parents were their primary Success Mentors in life.…

I Asked Richard Branson How Hard He Works – His Answer Forced Me to Change My Business Model

When you are doing something you like or love, time seems to fly by. They call it the State of Flow. And whenever you find yourself in a State of…

What Type of Household Were You Raised In?

Growing up, my Dad was the breadwinner and my Mom was in charge of the daunting task of raising eight kids – five boys and three girls. When my Dad’s…

Life is an Illusion

Life is an illusion. You transform the illusion of your life into reality through your thoughts. That illusion, or vision, is what nudges you to take actions that are consistent…

Optimists Accumulate More Wealth

70% of the people you run into in life are pessimistic and only 30% are optimistic. There are a lot of ingredients that go into the self-made millionaire stew. According…

Your Thoughts Alter Your Genes

Genes are Apps that can be clicked on or off. The mind drives the body, and the body’s response to your thoughts switches genes on or off. Examples When you…

When You Know Where You Want to Go, Life Has a Way of Showing How to Get There

Every person is trying to get from Point A to Point B. Point A being your current state and Point B being your desired state. Each of us has many…

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…