Start Living Your Unique, Authentic Life


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In a 2013 American Workplace Study by Gallop, 70% polled admitted to not liking their job.


There were many reasons, but the #1 reason why people didn’t like what they were doing for a living was – they were pursuing the dreams and goals of someone else – their employer.

When you put your ladder on someone else’s wall, climbing it eventually becomes a chore.

How many have spent the better part of their adult lives climbing a ladder that is resting on someone else’s wall?

A parent, a teacher, an advisor, a friend, relative, or some other significant presence in your life, very likely directed you to the wall you’ve been climbing the better part of your adult life.

Most people do what they do for a living because they followed the well-intentioned advice of some influencer; someone they respected and looked up to.

Those who mean well are offering advice they believe is best for you.

But, honestly, how could anyone, but you, know what is best for you?

When you pursue someone else’s dreams or goals, you are living someone else’s life.

You are not living your unique, authentic life.

When you are not living your unique, authentic life:

  • You are unhappy
  • Work becomes a chore
  • Your life lacks purpose and fulfillment
  • Money scarcity results

When you pursue your own goals and dreams, only then are you truly living your unique, authentic life.

The first thing you will notice is that your perception of work changes. Work ceases to be a chore, when it’s built around your dreams and goals. You will like or love what you are doing for a living because your efforts now have a purpose and work brings fulfillment.

The second thing you will notice is a shift in your mindset from negative to positive. You will suddenly become upbeat, optimistic and enthusiastic. You will shift from a problem-finder to a problem-solver. You will see opportunities around every corner.

The third thing you will notice is that you feel happy.

Lastly, you will begin to experience success and the fruit success produces – wealth. Money is no longer a scarcity.

Living your unique, authentic life by pursuing your dreams and goals is the key to a life filled with purpose, happiness, success, and the byproduct of success, wealth.

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”  Patanjali

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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