Day 969. Enthusiasm in the workplace

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 969.  Monday, November 18, 2013 I finished explaining my idea for a marketing campaign. George:  “I love it!  THAT is a really good idea.” George was visibly excited and pleased. I was happy, relieved and grateful. Smiling Daffodil:  “Yes, it is a great idea.  Be sure [...] Read more…

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Day 968. I had a whole day ahead of me… so I decided to take a nap!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 968.  Sunday, November 17, 2013 After church I felt exceedingly tired.  But it was still early in the day— lots of promise for a fun, productive day. But oh how tired I am. While I wanted to work on my blogs I knew I had to [...] Read more…

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Day 967. Take a chance. Create happiness for others!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 967.  Saturday, November 16, 2013 It was 6:30 pm when I left the house—much later than I had planned. I raced to the church for the dance.  It was important to be there early—while I didn’t organize the event itself I had invited my friends to [...] Read more…

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Day 966. When problems happen apply your enthusiasm toward finding a solution

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 966.  Friday, November 15, 2013 This afternoon I looked at the guest list with the RSVPs and noticed one of my guests backed out of going. I was miffed. I already bought his ticket.  What is he thinking?  Why didn’t he say something?  How inconsiderate. This [...] Read more…

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Day 965. Welcome your long lost friend!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 965.  Thursday, November 14, 2013 As I was leaving the gym around 2 am Friday morning, I saw Horace arriving at the gym. He smiled at me. Horace:  “Smiling Daffodil!  I haven’t seen you here in a long time.  What happened?” I immediately smiled. Smiling Daffodil:  [...] Read more…

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Day 964. Take the time to see matters from the other’s perspective.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 964.  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 It was the end of the workday. I was finishing up some tasks when Janice walked in to my office. My immediate thought: “please God don’t let her stay long.” Janice:  ”I need your advice…” I sat and listened attentively— with [...] Read more…

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Day 963. Just when you think you cannot deal with another human being…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 963.  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 My eyes were spewing flames—at least they felt like it.  I stared long and hard at my friend.  I was livid.  I didn’t think my friend was listening or understanding.  I threw my Carnegie principles away.  I was done.  No more.  [...] Read more…

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Day 962. $12.50 isn’t worth getting upset about.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 962.  Monday, November 11, 2013 I received an email this afternoon. Judy:  “Hi Smiling Daffodil, I can’t make it to the dance.  Thanks for thinking of me.” I read the email and got frustrated.  My first thought, ‘then why did you say you’d go?  Don’t you [...] Read more…

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Day 961. Focus on one task at a time.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 961.  Sunday, November 10, 2013 Two main tasks needed to be completed today:  a photo shoot and run an errand to a bookstore. I was stressing at first.  The photo shoot will likely take all day.  By the time it finishes the bookstore will be closed. [...] Read more…

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Day 960. A short story on catching some z’s

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 960.  Saturday, November 9, 2013 I woke up peacefully this morning.  As I pondered the last time I had slept in on a Saturday, I fell asleep again.  I woke up a half hour later and enjoyed the freedom to sleep in, the freedom to do [...] Read more…

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