The Success Seesaw of Life – How to get Your Seesaw Tipping in the Right Direction

Visualize a seesaw. Now imagine on one side of your seesaw are all of your Rich Habits (good daily habits) and on the other side are all of your Poverty Habits (bad daily habits). If you are wealthy this means that 51% of all of your daily habits are Rich Habits. If you are poor this means that 51% or more of all of your daily habits are Poverty Habits. If you are in the middle-class this means that you have a 50/50 split of Rich Habits and Poverty Habits on your seesaw.

Getting your seesaw to tip in the right direction may be a simple as changing a few daily habits. For example, if you are in the middle-class and you want to become wealthy you will have to add two or three Rich Habits or eliminate two or three Poverty Habits. If you are poor and you want to become wealthy you will have to add a few Rich Habits and eliminate a few Poverty Habits.

The point I’m making here is that the difference between being poor or middle-class requires only a few minor changes to your daily routine. 40% of all of our daily activities are habits. This means 40% of the time we are all on auto pilot. 40% of the time we don’t even think about what we are doing during the day.  We are all in zombie mode 40% of the time. Now, if we have good daily habits then this is a good thing. But if we have bad daily habits then this is a bad thing. Without much thought we are all either on the path to creating wealth or poverty. Daily habits are responsible for our wealth, poverty, happiness and unhappiness.

Our daily habits come primarily from our our parents.  If our parents raise us with Rich Habits then we will likely grow up to be wealthy and happy. If our parents raise us with Poverty Habits then we will likely grow up poor and unhappy. This is the true cause of the wealth gap in America and it is the reason the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Habits are stored in our Basal Ganglia, which is smack in the middle of the brain. The brain intentionally isolates our habits away from the rest of the brain. This allows the brain to function more efficiently since very little brain processing power is required to initiate a habit. This is intended to be a good thing as it frees up the brain for other important functions. If you have Rich Habits this is a very good thing because without much thought you are moving toward wealth. However, if you have Poverty Habits, this is a bad thing because without thought you are moving towards poverty. The good news is that habits can be changed. There is a process. In my book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals ( ) I explain exactly how to change your habits. It takes just 30 days to get rid of your Poverty Habits and replace them with Rich Habits. After 30 days you will be on track to unlimited wealth accumulation and your life will change forever.

Below is a sampling of some of the daily activities that separate the wealthy from the poor:

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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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