Day 953. The positive effects of creating happiness for others.

January 8, 2014
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Day 953.  The positive effects of creating happiness for others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 953.  Saturday, November 2, 2013 It was 11:30 pm as we walked out of the opera house.  We walked to one side of the building to admire the Dallas skyline. Smiling Daffodil:  “You know… I have my camera in the car… and we look nice since…

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Day 952. Sometimes you might think you’re too busy to apply Dale Carnegie’s principles….

January 8, 2014
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Day 952.  Sometimes you might think you’re too busy to apply Dale Carnegie’s principles….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 952.  Friday, November 1, 2013 Jane:  “Smiling Daffodil I have a problem. I’m really frustrated about the following…” I listened and my first instinct was— why is this my problem? But I sat quietly and processed everything Jane was sharing. When she finished I sat a…

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Day 951. Ever feel like you’re melting?

December 31, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 951.  Thursday, October 31, 2013 I was melting.  My foot got stepped on.  The dance steps were stressful. I was shutting down. The moment the dance ended I put my street shoes on and quietly left. I needed to escape without making a scene. During that…

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Day 950. Pick your battles!

December 31, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 950.  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 My dance lesson began. Uly:  “Do you have any questions?” Smiling Daffodil:  “Actually, yes.  There was a Lindy Hop step I learned last Wednesday in group class.  It was called the Camel Walk.  I don’t remember anything about it—other than I…

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Day 949. Do you get frustrated with people? Here’s how to cope…

December 12, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 949.  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Midday I reminded Jane I needed some information from her.  She agreed and I carried on with my day. At 4:45 I noticed I still hadn’t received the items. That was ok—I got to the office late anyway.  I will stay…

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Day 948. Tips for avoiding World War III with your friends, family and associates…

December 12, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 948.  Monday, October 28, 2013 A situation was eating away at me since yesterday.  There was no way I was going to be persuaded to the other person’s point of view.  No.  Way.  Ever. Granted, this person already made plans for me.  I didn’t know what…

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Day 947. I spent the day cleaning up after the dog…

December 11, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 947.  Sunday, October 27, 2013 I opened the dog carrier and Scruffy the dog came out and walked around.  Then I stepped into another room for just a moment.  When I returned I noticed the dog had an accident on my carpet.  Argh! I cleaned the…

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Day 946. Deliver good customer service

December 11, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 946.  Saturday, October 26, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, do you think that store carries fuses for camera lights?” Roe:  “We can stop and check.” We walked in and were greeted by an employee. I showed him the tiny fuse in my hand. Smiling Daffodil:  “Do you…

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Day 945. Simple method to motivate your employees.

November 18, 2013
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Day 945.  Simple method to motivate your employees.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 945.  Friday, October 25, 2013 As I was leaving the house I thought about work.  I predicted it wouldn’t be a very pleasant morning—my coworker and I have a deadline we need to meet by noon.  Oh, the stress and unhappiness! When I arrived at work…

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Day 944. Before blaming the other person analyze your own actions

November 18, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 944.  Thursday, October 24, 2013 Kip sent the documents for me to proof around 4:45pm. I took a look and immediately had concerns.  It also didn’t help that it was 4:45 pm—just about time for Kip to leave. I didn’t like the documents—in fact, I hated…

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Day 943. An example of a negative way and a positive way to start the day.

October 31, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 943.  Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Yesterday my boss sent me an email. Boss:  “I need you to do the following now.” I read the email and dug my heels in deep. No! I thought to myself.  I will not do that task NOW!” I emailed my…

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Day 942. Got talent? Got skills? Take the time to say a prayer of thanks.

October 31, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 942.  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 When I returned home I placed some items in my hallway to photograph.  I have a series of items lined against my wall, waiting to be photographed.  My house is a mess yet I love the chaos.  My little photography hobby…

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Day 941. Tips on earning people’s trust.

October 30, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 941.  Monday, October 21, 2013 This afternoon I received a text from Amy. Amy:  “Smiling Daffodil, I have a family heirloom I’d like you to photograph. I’m bringing it with me from Oklahoma.” Smiling Daffodil:  “Really?  Awesome! Woo-hoo! Yay!” She went on to explain what it…

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Day 940. Instead of shutting down… do your best.

October 30, 2013
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Day 940.  Instead of shutting down… do your best.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 940.  Sunday, October 20, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, I will try to behave but it is going to require a lot of Carnegie principles.” Roe:  “Don’t shut down.  I need you to be present – if nothing else for my sake—it’s not easy for me to…

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Day 939. What to do when you’re running late to a wedding…

October 30, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 939.  Saturday, October 19, 2013 I set my alarm clock for 9 am.  I assumed that would give me enough time to get ready and drive to the wedding. Admittedly, I didn’t look up where the wedding was located.  I just assumed that since it was…

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Day 938. Direct a conversation so that others can have their turn to speak

October 30, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 938.  Friday, October 18, 2013 We sat down to dinner and conversation began.  Carol has joined us before but she’s still somewhat new to our group.  The four of us know each other pretty well by now. The conversation was not related to the shared experiences…

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