Book Promo: Rich Habits Rich Life by Randall Bell PhD

Rich Habits Rich Life:
The Four Cornerstones of All Great Pursuits

Randall Bell PhD

Success Or Failure? Rich Habits, Rich Lives Helps Us Make Choices That Ensure We Succeed

Anybody can offer advice; for real, lasting change, however, nothing offers proven insights like science. Dr. Randall Bell examines groundbreaking research from human psychology and economics in his latest book, Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of All Great Pursuits (Leadership Institute Press).

The culmination of Bell’s diligent search to discover why some succeed and others fail, Rich Habits Rich Life asks: are there fundamental differences or traits that set successful people apart?  What makes a winning strategy or leads to disaster or collapse?

Dr. Bell’s work on high profile disasters ranging from the World Trade Center and Chernobyl to Hurricane Katrina provides a unique perspective on human behavior. Then, including more than 3,000 people around the nation and from every walk of life, from moms to millionaires, Bell seeks out the foundational elements of success common to us all. He identifies a definite link between daily habits and various measures of success.

In a practical, fun style, Bell helps readers pinpoint their own personal definition of happiness. Whether it’s professional acclaim, interpersonal relationships or mastery of a skill, there are simple and identifiable steps we can take to make success come our way. These insights into behaviors that lead to prosperity are the result of 25 years of research.

Randall Bell earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and his MBA from UCLA. A socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC, Bell is a popular speaker, internationally recognized for his expertise. Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to People Magazine has followed his disaster research which has taken him to 50 states and 7 continents. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PEOPLE magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, CNN, and every national television network. A self-proclaimed lousy golfer, Dr. Bell directs his passion towards volunteer work and writing on the topic of the thriving mindset. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and four children.

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Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of All Great Pursuits
By Dr. Randall Bell
Publisher: Leadership Institute Press
ISBN-13: 978-1933969237


Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Speed of Trust and Co-author of Smart Trust: “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful book because it brought to mind something my father, the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey, would often say: “Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with enduring principles and values and in no other way.”  Rich Habits Rich Life does exactly that. Based on the Four Cornerstones of “Me We Do Be,” Bell brilliantly reveals how cultivating the right “habits” can not only enrich and improve your life and give you peace of mind, but doing so can save you from the destructiveness, dissatisfaction and danger of a life floundering to and fro–like a ship without a rudder. Backed by research and highly practical, this book is tremendously relevant today!”

Steve Alten – New York Times Bestselling Author: “Eye-opening … Randall Bell’s [book] is as inspiring as Napoleon Hill’s classic Think & Grow Rich.”

Donald T. Phillips – Bestselling Author, Lincoln On Leadership: “From the homeless to the billionaires, Rich Habits Rich Life helps us all understand the true meaning of success and how to attain it in our own lives. This book is creative, beautifully written, and based on solid scientific and personal research.  Pick up a copy.  It’s a winner.”

Dr. Piero Ferrucci – Bestselling Author, The Power of Kindness: “Our life is made up mostly of our habits. Therefore we’d better choose them mindfully and cultivate them wisely. In this brilliant book Randall Bell picks for us the (demonstrably) most beneficial habits in all domains of life – from inner to social to environmental to financial. I couldn’t put the book down.”

Bob Proctor – Bestselling Author, You Were Born Rich: “Rich Habits shows how the little things we do can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life; it’s that one small adjustment that can make the difference between winning and losing. Read, learn and act on the great information provided in this book.”

William R. Forstchen – New York Times Bestselling Author: “Dr. Bell, with his fascinating graduate and professional training in both Sociology & Economics has a unique perspective on the internal and external driving forces that create success or failure in our lives . . . and our culture. The opening of his book automatically captured my attention with the promise of drawing links between many of the seminal events that have shaken our nation in recent years and thus offering the potential of providing some answers as to “WHY?” which he does with consummate skill. This is a work we should all take a look at, both in terms of our personal lives but in a broader sense, the potentially dangerous trajectory our nation is on as well and how to change that course.”

Tips for Achieving Your Dream Job

How To Trade 9-To-5 Misery
For Your Life’s Passion

Serial Entrepreneur Explains Value Of 20/20 Foresight

It’s no surprise to some that people who dislike their boring-but-safe, 9-to-5 jobs tend to be unsatisfied and unsuccessful in their careers.

That’s because the first ingredient to success is to do what you’re passionate about, says serial entrepreneur Parviz Firouzgar, author of “20/20 Hindsight” (

“We all need money to get by, but if you ever have the opportunity to take a chance and do what you actually love, take it,” says Firouzgar, who left a middling corporate job in his early 20s and eventually earned a fortune a few times over.

“When I started out, if you had told me that in a few years I’d be an expert in sweepstakes promotions, I would have laughed – but it happened. I went on to learn to grade and price diamonds of any size and quality, became a radio talk show host, invented a new way of supporting needy children around the world and I now own a gold mine. Those are just some of the adventures I’ve had.”

If you don’t like what you do, you will tend to have an aversion to doing what it takes to be very successful, he says. Without passion, it’s almost impossible to distinguish yourself.

“If you keep your boring and safe job, you can keep your boring and safe income, but I don’t know how happy you could be,” he says. “Years ago, I would have told you I was crazy for thinking that I’d have such an adventurous career. The point is that nothing is out of our reach, for me or for you.”

Through trial and error and after decades of experience, Firouzgar has uncovered reliable tips for achieving your dream job.

A mentor can help you with 20/20 foresight. Imagine having the ability to skip ahead to possessing that unique set of skills that comes with already having earned your first fortune.

“Had I known what it would take to earn my first million before I’d earned that knowledge, it would have come much quicker and easier, and that’s why I wrote my book,” says Firouzgar.

In the same spirit, he recommends developing a relationship with a mentor, who can also help you fast-track success. You’ll want to choose someone who is already successful so that the advice isn’t some form of wishful thinking. You don’t learn how to get rich from someone with low income. Ideally, you’ll find someone who has experienced hardship in life, and at least one major business failing.

Failure is life’s greatest teacher. One of the biggest reasons why personal experience is so valuable – and why an ideal mentor has experienced some measure of failure – is because that’s where the most valuable lessons usually lie. Our first success is often fleeting and, meanwhile, one’s ego tends to get out of control. Then it all comes crashing down as flawed character traits surface and sabotage what took so much hard work to build. It’s our failures that positively mold the most important features of our character – including humility and gratitude. It’s when we experience and overcome failure that success becomes a sustainable possibility.

The quality of your business plan largely determines your start-up phase.Getting excited over an idea is the fun part, but actually working through how an idea may fare is where the work begins. While investors seek confidence first and foremost in people – their passion, determination and past successes – a business plan is vital for raising capital. If multiple investors turn down your project, it may mean that the plan didn’t demonstrate how and when the investment would generate an acceptable return. More importantly, it’s a sign your idea hasn’t quite matured in the sometimes hard light of business. Remember, creating a business plan entails creating something where, previously, there was nothing more than an idea. So, if you truly believe in your idea, do it justice by putting in the appropriate time, thought and energy. 

To-do lists provide the practical application of achieving goals. Among the abundant academic and self-help literature intended to help aspirational people achieve goals, there is one proven and reliable tool that sets the gold standard like nothing else: a to-do list. To-do lists act as cheat sheets for keeping your busy mind focused on what needs to be addressed at any given time. Entrepreneurs need to multitask to an extent. A list will keep you straight, and since you’ll be adding to the list regularly, make sure to cross out tasks that have been accomplished. 

“An added tip for a to-do list: do first what you like doing least,” Firouzgar says. “Even very disciplined people push off what they dislike. But if you get in the habit of accomplishing unattractive duties in the morning, the rest of your day can be that much more pleasant.”

About Parviz Firouzgar

For 25 years, Parviz Firouzgar ( has founded several multi-million dollar companies. He started a mortgage company that employed more than 500 loan officers and has written business plans for startup companies that have helped them raise millions in capital. After he discovered a new way of raising funds, he expanded into the charitable arena. Within one year, his company was supporting 2,300 needy children around the world, providing all of their food, clothing and education. Most recently, he has been in the precious metals and diamond business, including owning a gold mine. Parviz was a radio talk show host and a long time instructor for Income Builders International (IBI), now called CEO Space, an entrepreneurial forum with internationally recognized instructors such as Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Bob Proctor, T. Harv Eker, John Gray and Lisa Nichols.

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20/20 Hindsight: If I knew then what I know now I’d be a lot richer

Book Promo: Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Achieve Outrageous Success

How to Overcome Excuses
6 Tips to Gain the Edge & Meet Your Goals

Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt.

“Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime; Winston Churchill lost every public election until becoming prime minister at age 62; Henry Ford went bankrupt five times; Albert Einstein was a terrible student and was expelled from school; Sigmund Freud was booed from a stage,” says Waldschmidt, author of “Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Achieve Outrageous Success,” (

“Ideas, brilliance, genius – they all mean nothing without the guts, passion and tenacity necessary to make your dream a reality. But often, people fall back on excuses and give up on trying to reach their goals.”

Most of us have dreams, and many of us have big ones, but few of us actually see them through, he says.

He offers six tricks for jumping off the excuse train and forge the path to your goals.

•  Avoid the need to blame others for anything. Mean, small-minded people know that they suck. That’s why they are so cranky and eager to point out others’ mistakes. They hope that by causing others to feel inadequate, everyone will forget about how woefully off the mark their own performance is. Don’t blame anyone, for any reason, ever. It’s a bad habit.

•  Stop working on things that just don’t matter. Not everything needs to be done in place of sleep. If you work for a boss, then you owe them solid time. You can’t cut that out. You can, however, cut out television time, meetings and anything else that gets in the way of achieving your goals. Replace entertainment with activity toward your goal.

•  Refuse to let yourself wallow in self-doubt. You’re alive to succeed. Stop comparing your current problems to your last 18 failures. They are not the same. You are not the same. Here’s something to remember: Your entire life has been a training ground for you to capture your destiny right now. Why would you doubt that? Stop whining. Go conquer.

•  Ask yourself, “What can I do better next time?” And then do it next time. If you spend a decade or two earnestly trying to be better, that’s exactly what will happen. The next best thing to doing something amazing is not doing something stupid. So learn from your mistakes and use the lessons to dominate.

•  Proactively take time to do things that fuel your passion. Exercise is a great example. Living in the moment requires you to live at peak performance. A huge part of mental fitness is physical fitness. A sparring or running partner is a great way to refresh physical competition. Physical activity accelerates mental motivation.

•  Apologize to yourself and those around you for having a bad attitude. Do this once or twice and you’ll snap out of your funk pretty fast. When you start genuinely apologizing for being a bad influence on those around you, you learn to stop whining and start winning.

About Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt is the author of “Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Achieve Outrageous Success,” ( He is an international business strategist, speaker, author and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for savvy companies all over the world.