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Rich Habits Word of the Day

Transmutation – To change. Tom’s transmutation, since adopting the five-year letter strategy, was nothing short of miraculous.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Bill Gates: Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.

Rich Habit Lesson of the Day

What do you want your life to look like in 5 years, 10 years or 20 years? One strategy that I learned during this Rich Habits journey I’ve been on the past 9 years is the use of the five-year letter. I learned it from my publicist, Lauri Flaquer (http://www.successwithsaltar.com) who is part of the outstanding Canfield Train the Trainer Program (https://jackcanfield.com/train-trainer-2014-now-accepting-applications-2/). It’s a letter you write to yourself but the date of the letter is five years from today. In the letter, you describe what your life is like five years from now. Specificity is key. Describe in your letter where you live, what kind of house you live in, what car you drive, what you do for a living, how much money you make etc. You describe what you’ve done the past five years; the goals you’ve accomplished and the dreams that have come true. It is essentially, a blueprint for your future life. It’s a fun exercise and you will find yourself getting excited and feel your thought process change to one that is upbeat, positive and optimistic. I incorporated this letter into my Daily Mind Routine and I read my five-year letter every morning on my commute to work. It help’s shift your thinking for the day from negative to positive; from bad to good; from sad to happy. With the new year here try it out. You will be surprised by the results. Before I created my five-year letter my book, Rich Habits, was languishing at 35,000+ on Amazon. With the help of this five-year letter my book shot up to #1 on Amazon and it’s been in the top 100 of finance books on and off since July 2013. If you want to change your life it begins by changing your thinking.

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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. Thanks so much for the mention, Tom. This is great advice for anyone and everyone. It doesn’t cost a cent and helps people think long term.
    If I may say so, 2013 has brought you much closer to those five year goals. I know that 2014 is going to bring them to fruition.
    Thank you for your dedication to the work that I do and your continued support. You are a superstar!

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