6 Reasons Employees Get Fired or Promoted

In my five-year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor I discovered six common triggers that lead to either termination or promotion:

#1 Communication

Fired – Poor communication with your superiors, colleagues, customers or clients. Resource needs, potential problems and obstacles that prevent you from completing tasks, projects or meeting expectations are not communicated on a timely basis. Everyone in the business chain is forced to put out fires, which can create quality issues with products or services.

Promoted – Good communication means keeping everyone up to speed with tasks and projects you are working on. Regular, constant communication prevents surprises and unexpected events from occurring and enables you to meet expectations.

#2 Technical Proficiency

Fired – You don’t keep up with changes in your industry. You don’t maintain your technical skills to do your job. Errors occur and opportunities to make more money for your company are missed.

Promoted – You devote thirty minutes or more each day in keeping current with your industry. You are able to identify opportunities to add value and make more money for your company.

#3 Passion

Fired – You have no passion for your job. You do the bare minimum to get your job done and avoid taking on additional responsibilities. Very likely, you don’t like your job.

Promoted – You like or even love your job. It shows in your enthusiasm as you take ownership of your job. You seek improvements and efficiencies and take on additional responsibility in order to learn more and provide value to your company. You never watch the clock, often work longer hours, and take short lunch breaks.

#4 Relationship Management

Fired – Your relationships are on an as-needed basis. You don’t seek to improve and grow your relationships at work or in your industry. You surround yourself with individuals who are struggling at their jobs, have financial issues and are negative.

Promoted – You make every effort to grow relationships with individuals who are upbeat, positive and who share your enthusiasm and work ethic. You surround yourself with other successful people who are doing well in their respective careers and who regularly receive raises, promotions or bonuses. You generally like or love what you do for a living.

#5 Health

Fired – You do not exercise regularly, have poor eating habits and your health is suffering. Your poor health negatively impacts your ability to do your job. You are frequently sick or struggling with some health disorder. Consequently, you are not as productive at your job and it affects everyone at your company who are then required to complete tasks or projects that were previously assigned to you.

Promoted – You exercise aerobically every day for thirty minutes or more. You watch what you eat and how much you eat. You may even count calories and weigh yourself every day. Your good health means you have more energy, fewer sick days and this translates into more productivity at work.

#6 Finances

Fired – You live beyond your means and are mired in debt. Your financial problems create stress in your life and this stress follows you to work. You have trouble concentrating at work, as your mind pulls you back into thinking about missed bills, delinquencies and other financial problems you may have. Because of your financial circumstances, you function from a negative emotional state and this negativity affects your productivity and all of your work relationships.

Promoted – You live below your means, saving 20% or more of your net income. Because of your sound finances, you are optimistic, upbeat, positive and worry free about finances. You are able to clearly focus on your job and, as a result, you are very productive.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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