Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen


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Back in February of 2016, I was feeling down. I had worked very hard for close to two years months on a book called Change Your Habits Change Your Life.

It was a hard book for me to write because it incorporated complex brain science. I poured through over 200 hundred studies on habits, neuroplasticity neurogenesis, epigenetics, the latest habit change strategies, and many other complicated brain-related subjects.

I was feeling down because after the release of that book, not much happened.

Book sales are often driven by media exposure. For some reason, everyone in the media, some I knew, some I didn’t know, ignored my requests for interviews. They also ignored many of the articles I had pitched them about habit change, from my research.

As a result, sales were anemic, and that negatively affected me.

Evidently, I wear my emotions on my sleeve, because when one of my very nice clients called, she sensed something was off and asked me if I was OK. I told her what was going on. I vented for about ten minutes. When I was done, she said, “Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen”.

I thought what she said was so profound, I typed it up and put in on my wall where I would see it every day.

Her words really picked me up and pulled me out of my depression.

Amazingly, later that same day, I received an email from one of my contacts at Business Insider, Kathleen. Kathleen, said she wanted to do a story about my book and asked me to email her the Ebook version.

So, I did and two weeks later we did the interview.

The Business Insider article was released on March 17th, St. Patty’s Day. It was an immediate hit. Within a 24 hour period, it had over 1 million hits. By month-end it had over 5 million hits. As I type these words, the article has been read by close to 12 million people.

Thanks to that viral article, my book sales went through the roof. I must have sold 6,000 copies in a two-week period. It became an instant bestseller on Amazon. The Business Insider article generated many other articles from people in the media, which helped keep book sales robust through 2018.

Life responds to positivity. I don’t pretend to know all of the answers as to why. No one really does. But, in my experience as an author, and from all of the entrepreneurs I interviewed for my Rich Habits Study, I’ve learned that good luck is attracted to a positive mental outlook and retreats from negativity.

Whenever you find yourself in the dumps, find something positive that works for you to pull yourself out of those dumps. It’s in your own best interest to stay positive.

To this day, whenever I feel down, I look at the sign on my wall: ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

Do your best to stay positive. Life rewards the optimists and punishes the pessimists.

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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. If there is only one message anyone ever takes from following your daily emails, it’s this one. Brilliant!

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