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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…

The Self-Made Rich Have Multiple Streams of Income

If you’re like most people, you’ve got one stream of income – your job. And if you’re like most people you are either poor or stuck in the middle-class.  If…

This Path to Building Wealth is the Easiest Path There Is

For five years, I studied the daily habits of 233 millionaires (177 were self-made millionaires) in order to find out what they were doing right. I also studied the daily…

Greatness – Some Pursue It, Others Attract It

Thanks to my Rich Habits research, I’ve accumulated an enormous amount of information and data on successful people. While most successful people go about their lives under the radar, a…

CNBC ARTICLE – The Easiest Way to Become Rich

Below is an article I contributed to CNBC 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…

Snapshot of Your Average Multi-Millionaire

In my five year study of the rich, I got to be that fly on the wall. I asked each millionaire 144 questions, broken down into 20 categories. The insight…

Here’s Why Most People Are Lazy

We are hardwired to be lazy. And we have our brains to thank for it. The human brain is lazy. Or, looking at it another way, the brain finds ways…

Understanding the Brain Science Behind Habits (In 6th Grade English)

We don’t give much thought to our habits. Most people aren’t even aware of the habits that they have. And that’s a problem because, depending on the study, 40-60% of…

Emotion is the Enemy of Success

Spock and the Vulcans were on to something. Unchecked emotions are destructive, especially to those who are pursuing success. Emotions that run too high or too low puts you on…

Success is a Jungle Gym – Stay Focused on Your Destination

The pursuit of success is never a straight climb. You have to navigate many obstacles, recover from mistakes and overcome rejection or being ignored. The impediments to success force you…

Successful Author Shares His Failures, Lessons and Advice to Help You Become a Successful Author

Prior to writing my first book, I had never written a book before, never promoted a book before and I knew no one who did any of those things. My…

The Happiness Gene

Every human being is born with a very special gene that has given us space flight, computer technology, the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, the Beatles, the iPhone, cures for small…

Happiness is a Habit

A January 2008 study on 973 pairs of adult twins, many of whom were identical, found that 50% of happiness was genetic. The remaining 50% was dictated by your behaviors,…

Socialism – The Arch Enemy of Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

Wealth is a byproduct of success. It is the carrot at the end of the stick. Take away that carrot and you remove the desire to pursue success. Socialism not…

Everyone is Afraid

Fear, whether conscious or subconscious, holds most back in life. It’s very much like a boat’s mooring lines, tethering you to the dock, preventing you from venturing too far. The…

Who Do I Want To Be?

Successful, self-made millionaires almost always start their journey to success by having a clear vision of who they want to be in five years, ten years, twenty years, etc. They…

How the Rich Build Strong Relationships With Powerful, Influential People

Relationships are the currency of the wealthy. The wealthy make a daily habit of forging relationships with powerful influencers. They build these “Power Relationships” by following certain rules that I…

How To Magically Transform Your Life

If you want to realize any dream or achieve any goal you must first believe you can realize your dreams and achieve your goals. The power of belief taps the…

Success Can Only Flourish in a Free Market Society

There are eight factors or prerequisites that make success possible. Without these eight factors, there is no possibility for success and, thus, no reason to pursue success. #1 Free Market…

30 Destructive Beliefs That Will Keep you Poor

Human beings are amazing! We are the only species on earth with the capability to turn thoughts into reality. We dream. We dream amazing dreams. We create amazing things from…

18 Habits That Separate the Rich and the Poor

In my five-year study of the daily habits of the wealthy and the poor I tracked over 300 activities that separate the rich and the poor. Here is a sampling…

Many Successful People Are Copy Cats

Many successful individuals seek to mimic or model themselves after other successful people they admire. Typically, these are individuals within their same industry. This copy cat strategy helps you in…

Changing Your Habits is Easy – If You Know How

If you try to make massive habit changes all at once, you’re going to fail. Your new habits will only last a few weeks because massive habit change consumes an…

4 Traits That Separate the Rich from the Non-Rich

According to the Tax Foundation, only 5% of America’s households make enough money to be considered “wealthy”.  And this 5%, according to the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finance, controls 60%…

Habits Alter Your Genes

Each one of us inherits 23 chromosomes from our Mother and 23 chromosomes from our Father. Residing on each one of those 46 chromosomes are genes. It is estimated that…

This Checklist Strategy Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

The aviation industry was one of the first industries to institutionalize checklists as part of their industry business model. Today, ground crews are required to complete checklists whenever a plane…

5 Laws Successful Entrepreneurs Follow

Many first-time entrepreneurs fail. And when they fail, everyone inside their inner circle suffers – spouses, children, business partners, their banks, creditors, and others feel the pain of their failure.…

Your Self-Image Drives Your Daily Habits

I was driving to my office one morning and noticed this guy in his mid to late 30’s walking along a path just outside a local park I pass on…

Entrepreneurs are Heroes

Home Foreclosure Divorce Bankruptcy Damaged Relationships Disenfranchised Family Members Retirement Savings Wiped Out Home Equity Wiped Out Massive Debt Constant Stress Significant Time Invested Foregoing a Salary Twenty-seven percent of…

Outliers Change the World

Of the Four Paths to Wealth, which I discovered thanks to my Rich Habits Study, the Dreamer-Entrepreneurs represent the most unique group. What makes them so unique? They are Outliers.…

Advice to Your Children on Finding Their Main Purpose in Life

This is a letter I wrote to my three children, many years ago, just as they were morphing from children into adults. Dear Kids: You have all grown up so…

Money Does Buy Happiness – And Here’s the Proof

You’ve no doubt heard the saying “money doesn’t buy happiness”. It’s very likely you heard it from your parents or someone who was not wealthy. The problem with that ideology,…