Rich Habits by Tom Corley
The next book in my reading for improvement is Rich Habits by Tom Corley. I heard an interview with Tom on The MONEY Show. Host J Money was really into the whole thing, so I found a copy on Thriftbooks.com for a reasonable price so I thought I’d give it a go. Overall it’s a good book. Much like The Richest Man in Babylon, the author makes the story a little more engaging by wrapping the information in a story. Three case studies of people’s lives who had poor habits and get turned around using the rich habits. The habits are:
- Identifying your bad habits, then defining the opposite and doing that instead.
- Set yearly, monthly, weekly and daily goals. Focus on them each day.
- Engage in self improvement by learning new skills and sharpening those you have in your industry
- Exercise daily. Mostly jogging. Eat healthier.
- Form lifelong relationships. Remembering names, birthdates, anniversaries, etc and reaching out regularly.
- Live each day in a state of moderation.
- Adopt a “Do it now” mentality and no procrastinate tasks that will help you reach your goals.
- Engage in “rich thinking’ by reading and listening to uplifting and positive things. Avoid negative news and web sites.
- Save 10% of your gross earnings and invest it.
- Control your thoughts and emotions.