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Day 24: Use humor as your weapon of choice when the day greets you with disappointment

April 18, 2011
Day 24:  Use humor as your weapon of choice when the day greets you with disappointment

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 24.  April 18, 2011  I was invited to go to a very exclusive educational trip next month.  I was not merely happy to go, I was leaping with excitement.  At last, my hard work has paid off—I am being recognized for my skills and my potential…

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Day 23. Steps you can take to help someone help themselves

April 17, 2011
Day 23. Steps you can take to help someone help themselves

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 23.  April 17, 2011  Last Sunday I used a Dale Carnegie principle without realizing it.  I threw down a challenge.  I suggested to my friend Sara that she use her talent to make money.  Today Sarah showed me the six beautiful scarves she knitted this past…

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Day 22. Let the other person save face.

April 16, 2011
Day 22.  Let the other person save face.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 22.  April 16, 2011  I was driving through a neighborhood in Frisco this morning.  I was trying to find a house on ABC Lane.  I found ABC Lane but I could not find the right house number.  I was baffled.  Am I an idiot?  Am I…

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Day 21. Do you know someone that seems to live just to frustrate you? Try this approach.

April 15, 2011
Day 21.  Do you know someone that seems to live just to frustrate you?  Try this approach.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 21.  April 15, 2011 I was in a meeting with an associate named Felix.  Felix began huffing and puffing—he was complaining about pretty much everything.  We were discussing upcoming projects that would involve some careful planning and every suggestion I made was shot down instantly.  Before…

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Day 20. Ordering a chicken strip combo meal turned into an ideal opportunity to use the Dale Carnegie principles

April 14, 2011
Day 20.  Ordering a chicken strip combo meal turned into an ideal opportunity to use the Dale Carnegie principles

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 20.  April 14, 2011  It was 5:15 pm as I walked into Church’s Fried Chicken in a rough part of the city.  I looked at the cashier and hesitated—waiting for her to greet me— or at least speak to me.  I found myself getting irritated by…

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Day 19. Learn a proven method for dealing with a grumpy ill-mannered woman

April 13, 2011
Day 19.  Learn a proven method for dealing with a grumpy ill-mannered woman

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 19.  April 13, 2011  I was standing in line at a bookstore waiting to purchase two books for my friend Beatrice.  There was just one cashier working at the counter.  A sloppy dressed mother and daughter were standing in line behind me for about a minute…

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Day 18. How Dale Carnegie helped me sell my first large photograph

April 12, 2011
Day 18.  How Dale Carnegie helped me sell my first large photograph

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 18.  April 12, 2011 As I parked my car at the Hilton hotel this evening my favorite song began:  The Dog Days Are Over—by Florence + Machine.  I drew courage from that song—for I was going to embark on a different experience this evening. I recently…

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Day 17. Starbucks on NW Highway in Dallas uses Dale Carnegie principles

April 11, 2011
Day 17.  Starbucks on NW Highway in Dallas uses Dale Carnegie principles

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 17.  April 11, 2011  It was 11:30 am on a typical busy Monday.  I had a number of emails to go through—some were pleasant and some were not.  Various tasks I left from Friday were still left undone.  I was working hard to stick to the…

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Day 16. A trip to the nail salon is a great place to apply the Dale Carnegie principles…

April 10, 2011
Day 16.  A trip to the nail salon is a great place to apply the Dale Carnegie principles…

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 16.  April 10, 2011  I was at the nail salon today getting a manicure and pedicure.  The challenge is—I feel the same way about getting my nails done as I do about getting teeth pulled.  It’s a mild form of torture—and how I wish they would…

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Day 15. Try this approach when your hair gets bushwacked by enormous scissors

April 9, 2011
Day 15.  Try this approach when your hair gets bushwacked by enormous scissors

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 15.  April 9, 2011  It was Saturday, January 8, 2011.  My hairdresser wasn’t available—but another stylist was willing to cut my hair.  I didn’t think it was a big deal—it’s just a short haircut—surely anyone can cut my hair.  I showed the stylist a photo of…

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