Self-made millionaires are the definition of success. It’s something everyone who wasn’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth aspires to be, it’s the American Dream.
Tom Corley is the author of Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (Buy On Amazon: $10), he’s also an expert in the lives of self-made millionaires. For his book, Tom followed the lives of several hundred millionaires and found that self-made millionaires shared certain traits which set them apart from the rest of us. He shared his story with Business Insider Video in this clip below, but if you’d rather read than watch a clip then check out the text below the video:
Here’s what Tom told BI Video about what sets these self-made millionaires (executives) apart from you and me:
The executives are individuals who work for big companies. And they participate in their stock compensation, usually publicly held companies. They get bonuses and stock compensation. These individuals figure out how to make themselves “unfireable.”
And what I mean by “unfireable” is, they do certain things that set themselves apart from everybody else. They become experts in a particular industry. They develop a particular niche either inside the company that they work for or within the industry. They’re constantly obsessed with self-improvement and learning everything about their company that they possibly can. (via)
It sounds simple enough, right? Make yourself unfireable. Marry the boss’ daughter. Kidnap the Chairman of the Board’s prized show horse and hold it ransom. Stage a hostile takeover. Just find yourself an innovative way to become unfirable. That, and get into an Ivy League college at the age of 17 so you can work your way up to becoming a CEO with sick ass stock options. It’s as simple as that, right?
Tom’s book is actually quite fascinating, and if you’re interested in the topic of what makes self-made millionaires tick then you can pick up a copy of Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals on Amazon for $10.
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