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Day 929. Ever want to walk out? Here’s what I did…

October 10, 2013
Day 929.  Ever want to walk out?  Here’s what I did…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 929.  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Today wasn’t a good day for countless reasons.  In the middle of the chaos I knew I needed to stay firm in practicing the Carnegie principles.  I could see the negative effects of not using them.  I really could.  But it…

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Day 928. Have you angered a client? Here’s some advice for repairing the relationship.

October 9, 2013
Day 928.  Have you angered a client?  Here’s some advice for repairing the relationship.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 928.  Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Yesterday our salesman forwarded an email from an angry customer. I reviewed the email and glanced through the problems the customer had with our company.  Our salesman wanted to resolve the matter now. Smiling Daffodil:  “Hi Joe, I’m going to review…

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Day 927. Want to motivate someone? Throw down a challenge!

October 8, 2013
Day 927.  Want to motivate someone?  Throw down a challenge!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 927.  Monday, October 7, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Charlie I found the job for me!  Look!” Charlie looked at the job description and shared my excitement. Smiling Daffodil:  “It’s perfect for me but I’m not qualified.” Charlie:  “What?” Smiling Daffodil:  “I don’t have the following experience…” Charlie: …

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Day 926. Focus on the end result: the finish line!

October 6, 2013
Day 926.  Focus on the end result:  the finish line!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 926.  Sunday, October 6, 2013 I had three goals for today:  work in my photography studio, catch up on this blog and go to the gym. I made surprisingly good progress in my photography studio. Next:  Catch up on the Carnegie blog.  Not counting today’s story,…

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Day 925. The negative effects of not taking care of your health.

October 6, 2013
Day 925.  The negative effects of not taking care of your health.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 925.  Saturday, October 5, 2013 I was so excited about today.  There were so many fun projects I had to do – all related to photography.  Today was going to be grand. Except when I got up around 10 am I felt odd.  I looked and…

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Day 924. Tips for being a good conversationalist.

October 6, 2013
Day 924.  Tips for being a good conversationalist.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 924.  Friday, October 4, 2013 I sat down and hoped to be somewhat invisible at the dance party.  Dana was sitting nearby. Smiling Daffodil:  “Did you enjoy last weekend’s dance showcase?” Dana:  “Oh, I did.  I was so nervous though—my hands were shaking.” We continued discussing…

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Day 923. Be action-oriented

October 6, 2013
Day 923.  Be action-oriented

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 923.  Thursday, October 3, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Why am I doing this?” I stayed late at work so that I could attend the dance party that was at a nearby studio.  As I parked the car at the dance studio, I asked myself the same question. …

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Day 922. Take the time to say thanks!

October 6, 2013
Day 922. Take the time to say thanks!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 922.  Wednesday, October 2, 2013 As I was sitting waiting for my private dance lesson to begin, Jana, an instructor came up to me. Jana:  “Oh my gosh, Smiling Daffodil!  I have to tell you—another instructor showed me a photo today from the dance competition.  It…

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Day 921. Your mood becomes what you choose to focus on that’s why I chose to keep busy.

October 6, 2013
Day 921. Your mood becomes what you choose to focus on that’s why I chose to keep busy.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 921.  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 I woke up from a nightmare this morning.  Then I remembered what day it is—October 1st. I didn’t expect anything today.  I kept reminding myself to use Carnegie’s principles. My friend Charlie sent me an email. Charlie:  “I am doubtful anyone…

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Day 920. Create happiness for others.

October 6, 2013
Day 920. Create happiness for others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 920.  Monday, September 30, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, this is going to sound a bit anti-Carnegie, but why did I take so many photos at the dance competition?  Why do I feel a need to post photos for all my friends?  What is the point?” Roe: …

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