Articles by Tom Corley

Tom Corley

Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website: www.richhabits.net


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I knew one of the self-made millionaire-entrepreneurs in my study for a long time. Several years before he became rich, he and I took a Saturday to play golf. Throughout our round he must have said to me a dozen times that he was a pathetic loser. I told him he wasn’t a loser.  He…

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Any mental thought, often repeated, becomes a habit. Habitual thoughts make you who you are.  Millionaires are rich because of the way they habitually think. Their habitual thinking comes first and their habitual behavior follows. If you habitually think a certain way you will habitually act a certain way. To become rich you have to…

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High Achievers are people who achieve some level of greatness in life.  They might be successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, Olympians, famous writers/authors, painters, engineers, singers, prominent religious figures, etc. Essentially, they are individuals who, through their actions, achieve greatness. And these high achievers all share certain common habits. Relying on my vast stores of knowledge…

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When most think about habits, they invariably think of habits as something they are engaging in unconsciously. While that is very true, what is also true, is that choosing not to do something you should be doing is also a habit. Doing nothing is also a habit – or a Do-Nothing Habit: Not reading to…

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Successful people seem to be obsessed with success quotes.  They love to throw them around wherever and whenever they can.   Successful speakers love to use quotes as do successful authors. Success and quotes go together like beer and pretzels. So, I thought I’d share some of the quotes I’ve accumulated from interviewing self-made millionaires,…

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Find a problem, solve it and then monetise it. If you want to become successful you need to think like a self-made millionaire and that’s how they think.   They see obstacles and figure out ways around those obstacles. People will pay for solutions to every day problems. Nicolai Tesla The burgeoning electric revolution had…

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Building a wealthy, healthy and happy life is just a process. The process always begins with a vision of the ideal, future life you desire. This could be ten, fifteen or twenty years into the future. That future life is actually the realization of a collage of dreams that forms the picture of your ideal,…

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In my speaker role, I am often asked by someone, “How important is luck with respect to becoming rich?” It’s a very good question. There are certain self-made millionaires (Saver/Investors), where luck does not play much of a factor. These millionaires become rich by saving and prudently investing their savings.  Time, more than luck, is…