We’re baaaaaack!!! Getting our crash on again with super successful people in our finance world. Up this time is my new
best friend sorta-kinda friend, and #1 selling author, Tom Corley from RichHabits.net! Yayyy!!!! Crowd goes wild!!!
Here’s a quick intro about Tom for those who don’t know of him:
At age 9 his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night. For five years, Tom studied the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. He discovered there is a difference the size of the Grand Canyon between the daily habits of the wealthy and the poor.
If you haven’t checked out his blog or his book before, you seriously need to. As I mentioned the other month, I am quite A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D to this man’s stuff. Mainly because his research is just super fascinating and makes you think, but also because it’s all broken down in super easy chunks to understand and digest. Here are a few of them:
- 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
- 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.
- 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.
- 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
- 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.
If you like this sorta stuff, you’ll like his book: Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Where he shares the ten principles created through years of researching the daily success habits of his wealthiest clients (he’s also a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner, and President of Cerefice & Company, btw).
It took him 9 years to fulfill this dream of his, and his book is now taking off all over with the help of people like Dave Ramsey. This guy’s the definition of a hustler if I’ve ever seen one.
Now Onto Tom’s Wallet!
[In his own words…]
Very boring CPA-type wallet:
- Insurance cards
- My get out of tickets “200 Club” gold card
- My AMEX card
- Financial Planning Bank of America card
- Some business cards
What you will notice is unique about my wallet is that I have a customized wallet. My wallet has a little notebook to write down names, facts, info, happy birthdays etc.
As part of my Rich Habits, I take this info and transfer it over to my Outlook database. This database is linked to my cell phone. The database includes information about all my contacts that I gather using the wallet notebook strategy.
This wallet notebook strategy helps me do the following:
- Birthday notifications
- Name recognition grouping strategy
- Gather facts about every one of my contacts.
Thanks for playing, Tom! Here’s to more success of your book and future projects :)
To check out our previous Wallet Crashes, see below:
- Wallet Crash #4: Kathy Kristof
- Wallet Crash #3: Mr. Money Mustache
- Wallet Crash #2: Jean Chatzky
- Wallet Crash #1: J. Money
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