Turn Ons and Turn Offs

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My parents used to say that when my Grandfather, Pop Pop Dailey, used to walk into the room, it didn’t matter who was in the room. Pop Pop Dailey could command the entire room’s attention. Why? People liked him. He was likable.

People who are likable are magnets. They attract others to them.

In my Rich Habits research, I found several traits that made self-made millionaires likable. In fact, 94% stated that being likable was critical to their success in life.

Turn Ons of Likable People:

  • They Are Inspirational
  • They Avoid Toxic Talk – They avoid saying anything negative and do not gossip. They keep their conversations upbeat.
  • They Focus on Others – They ask individuals questions about their lives and avoided talking about themselves.
  • They Are Knowledgable About Current Events – They are up to speed with all the important things that are going on in the world. This makes them interesting.
  • They Are Funny – They use humor to break the ice and put others at ease.
  • They Are Positive and Upbeat – They have a positive, optimistic attitude.
  • They Are Grateful – They talk about the good in life.
  • They Are Honest – This makes them trustworthy.
  • They Are Open-Minded – They are easy to talk to. They don’t force their opinions on others.
  • They Don’t Lose Their Temper
  • They Are Modest
  • They Are Passionate About Life
  • They Are Physically Fit

Turn Offs of Unlikable People:

  • Negative Nancy’s – They drag people down with their negative attitude.
  • Toxic Talkers – They share negative gossip about others.
  • They Talk Too Much About Their Personal Problems – Everyone has problems. No one wants to hear your problems.
  • They Are Uninformed – They know very little about what is going on in the world. This makes them uninteresting.
  • They Lack Humor – They are not funny. They lack a sense of humor.
  • They Are Pessimistic – They are negative and have a pessimistic outlook on life.
  • They Lack Gratitude – They talk about what they don’t have. They focus on what they lack.
  • They Talk About Themselves – The focus on their own lives. They brag about themselves.
  • They are Closed-Minded – They force their opinions on others.
  • They Name Drop – They try to make themselves appear to be important by dropping names of important people. This makes them seem pretentious.
  • They Lack Passion
  • They Seek Attention – They do things that draw attention to themselves.
  • They Show Anger – They lose their temper around others. This scares others and pushes them away.

Likability is critical to success. You cannot succeed on your own. You need others to help you. Being likable attacks others to you who may be able to help you.

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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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