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Day 14. Try this approach when you're tempted to bite someone's head off just because it's the morning

April 8, 2011
Day 14.  Try this approach when you're tempted to bite someone's head off just because it's the morning

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 14.  April 8, 2011  Before taking the Dale Carnegie course, I would have approached this day differently.  To me this day has two tasks that must be completed.  Absolutely everything else is trivial because I don’t go home until these two tasks are finished.  Period. But…

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Day 13. Get all the facts before you abandon all your houseplants

April 7, 2011
Pepper

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 13.  April 7, 2011  This week was a challenge at home.  I have had to vacuum my kitchen dining area every single night.  You see, I have quite a collection of houseplants by a bay window in the dining room.  These plants have been with me…

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Day 12. A different kind of family reunion

April 6, 2011
Smile!

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 12.  April 6, 2011  Preface:  Ever since I began this blog I’ve been waking up excited—which is really bazaar because I’ve been battling mornings since the first day of kindergarten. (Yes, I distinctly remember that day).  Dare I say it… I’m actually smiling in the morning…

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Day 11. A fork in the road

April 5, 2011
Fork

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 11.  April 5, 2011  I was at work with some associates when a discussion arose regarding another employee—named ‘McKinley Jones’.  The discussion was whether McKinley would be the appropriate person to take on a new responsibility at work.  Now, before I took the Dale Carnegie course,…

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Day 10. Weather forecast for Monday: Storms

April 4, 2011
Summer Garden 3164FB

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 10.  April 4, 2011 Preface:  About midday today I realized I needed to start writing down all the possible blog topics for today’s Carnegie entry.  It really was an authentic Monday. If I hadn’t taken the Dale Carnegie course, today would have been the perfect storm. …

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Day 9. Electric towers, bluebonnets and creating happiness

April 3, 2011
A carpet of bluebonnets

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 9.  April 3, 2011  I had a long list of chores to do today—pull the weeds from my backyard, do three loads of laundry, clean the house, write a letter to a friend… Despite my list of chores I decided to try something new.  I suggested…

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Day 8. Ode to the rotting fish and my name sure sounds sweet to the ear…

April 3, 2011
Swedish Fish

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 8.  April 2, 2011  Preface:  I was concerned I wouldn’t find an opportunity to exercise the principles.  By the day’s end I have two stories to share. Story 1. I was at Chick-fil-A, ordering a chicken sandwich combo meal.  The cashier asked my name which I…

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Day 7. Perspective

April 2, 2011
It's all about perspective

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 7.  April 1, 2011 I was talking to a friend named Harold.  Harold is very experienced and skilled in his career.  While we were both taking a break, Harold felt it was important to give me advice on how to do my job.  The thing is—our…

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Day 6. How Dale Carnegie helped me to ice skate

March 31, 2011
How Dale Carnegie helped me to ice skate

  365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 6.  March 31, 2011  Preface:  Thank you for reading my blog about living the Dale Carnegie principles. Today was an important day in my world—it was Session 3 of my ice skating lessons.  I was certain this day would be the perfect application of the…

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Day 5. Enthusiasm

March 30, 2011
Day 5. Enthusiasm

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 5.  March 30, 2011  I can’t decide which Carnegie story to share today so I’m sharing two today.  To the two people that read my blog (ha) feel free to let me know which you like best.     Story 1.  I have suggested an idea…

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