When Laziness Isn’t


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One of the interesting things I learned from studying self-made millionaires was the almost unanimous agreement that they all felt that they were not working hard enough. I found this ironic since 65% of them had a minimum of three revenue streams they were managing.

“So why, Mr. or Mrs. Self-made Millionaire do you think you’re lazy?” I asked.

“I love what I do and it just doesn’t feel like work,” was almost everyone’s response.

That got me excited because for most of my adult life I have had the belief and feeling that my work was hard (I am a CPA, CFP and specialize in taxes/financial planning). Conversely, when I was writing books, doing media interviews, speaking in front of groups and training organizations on the Rich Habits, I felt as if that wasn’t true work. At least it didn’t feel like work when I was doing it. And now I finally understand why. When you love what you’re doing, I mean really love what you’re doing, it does not feel like work.

I learned from my research that the fastest way to accumulate the most money isn’t through hard work (by hard work I mean devoting a lot of time to doing something that feels like work). It’s doing what you love. When you do what you love, you will devote more hours to it, become more expert at it and if that expertise is in demand, you will make more money than competitors who lack your passion and expertise.

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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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