Rich Kids From Poor Families


Tom Corley boats - cropHabits are repetitive behaviors, choices, emotions and thinking that take place unconsciously – meaning below the awareness of your prefrontal cortex, the executive command and control center of the brain.

Depending on the study, habits represent between 40 – 60% of an individual’s daily activities.

This means 40 – 60% or more of the time, each day, we are all doing things, making choices, responding emotionally and thinking a certain way, without ever being aware of it.

I first began to realize that most of us were unaware of our daily activities in my five year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor – my Rich Habits Study.

The more I peeled this onion regarding the cause of wealth and poverty, the clearer it became that the rich possessed certain habits that were directly correlated to creating wealth and the poor possessed certain habits that were directly correlated to poverty.

Most people are on autopilot, just doing the same things their parents did, or taught them to do, without realizing it.

This is a huge problem, as far as I was concerned.

Since millions of people are poor, this means poor parents are unintentionally passing along certain Poor Habits to their children, creating a generational cycle of poverty.

It also represented a revelation to me. If poor families could change the habits they teach their children, their children could be set free from poverty, as adults.

I learned from my research that awareness of your habits is the key to changing them.

Parents are often the only shot kids have at having a mentor in life.

Poor or middle-class parents who teach their children the Rich Habits, tee their children up to become successful and wealthy, as adults.

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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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  1. RAPHAEL says:

    Hi Tom, I love your tips!

    I’ve been trying and think I’m going very well, to pay attention to my daily habits and so improve them. Last year I read Miracle Morning (Hal Elrod) that helped me a lot to create new great habits, I was a night owl, I hated to wake up early. Nowadays, I wake up at 4am for my morning ritual, and I get to work at least 3hr after I got up – a rich people’s habit, as your study has revealed. Thanks a lot for teaching me everyday!


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