Know Thyself


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I’ve written often about the 4 Paths to Wealth, which I discovered in my Rich Habits research (4 Paths to Becoming a Self-Made Millionaire –

I’ve never been the type of person who pinches pennies (Saver-Investor Path). Being excessively frugal is just not in my DNA.

After working many years in the corporate headquarters of a large company, I realized that I’m also not the type of person who can tolerate the politics of a corporate career (Big Company Path).

I am the type of person, however, who has the discipline to devote years in developing an expertise (Virtuoso Path).

  • Getting my Masters degree in Taxation took three years of night school.
  • I became one of the top junior tennis players in the U.S., largely because I had the discipline to practice for many hours every day, during my childhood.

I also learned, thanks to my Rich Habits work, that I have a high risk tolerance – I do not fear the risks (money & time) associated with the pursuit of something I am passionate about – writing and publishing my books (Dreamer-Entrepreneur Path).

It’s not enough to want to be rich. It’s more complicated.

There are several paths to becoming rich. Not every path is right for you.

Are you suited to be a Saver-Investor, a Big Company Executive, a Virtuoso or an Entrepreneur?

Know thyself. Choose the path toward wealth that is right for you! Put your ladder on your wall, not someone else’s wall, and keep climbing.

The path you take must align with your personality (your DNA, if you will).

If you choose the wrong path, you will not succeed. If you choose the right path, you dramatically increase your odds of succeeding.

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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. Hey Tom,
    I’m a Dreamer and part Virtuoso. I also realized my foundation is weak and breaks very easily. For me to be successful I must make a solid foundation.

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