Day 969. Enthusiasm in the workplace

March 18, 2014

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 to mention your excitement when Susan comes in tomorrow.  We brainstormed a few weeks ago and came up with the idea.  I’ve been chewing on it trying to figure out how to make it work with your system.  And… Tom was the one that helped with the technology to make it happen.”

I went back to my office really happy.  He understood the plan and he liked it.

I began working on the details for the marketing campaign.

Smiling Daffodil:  “Charlie, I need your opinion please.  I’m going to make the campaign holiday oriented… my thoughts are to do XYZ…  However, I have this other idea… and this other idea…”

I was visibly excited and stumbling on all my words.

Charlie listened.

Charlie:  “What if you do the following…”

I listened.

Smiling Daffodil:  “Really?”

Charlie:  “Yes… because of the following reasons…”

I listened some more.

Smiling Daffodil:  “I’m on board.  I like the idea.  I’ll get started on the photography tonight.”

I went home and started the photography for the campaign.

The Dale Carnegie principles featured in this story are from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Put enthusiasm into your work.

From How to Win Friends and Influence People:
Principle 2.  Give honest, sincere appreciation. 

[pullquote width="300" float="left"]The lesson in this story:   Motivated, happy and appreciated employees are more likely to make more money for a company than unenthused, unappreciated and bored employees who are just there to fill a position.[/pullquote]

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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