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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Forty-one percent of the 177 self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits research study were raised in poor households. Yet, somehow they managed to break out of their poverty as adults. How? In my book, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, I shared the many wealth-building strategies/habits these future millionaires adopted, which was critical to their success and…

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“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” — Thomas Edison One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I tracked ten different types of thinking habits…

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I know it sounds crazy to say this but we are hardwired to be lazy. And we have our brains to blame. The fact is, the human brain is lazy. Or, looking at it another way, the brain finds ways of doing things that make it work less. That’s why we have habits. Habits enable…

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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…