Day 937. Solutions for a happier life.

October 18, 2013
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Day 937.  Solutions for a happier life.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 937.  Thursday, October 17, 2013 I parked the car and walked around to the passenger side. As I glanced at all the bags I had to haul I couldn’t help but wonder if I was out of my mind. Why am I doing this? I gathered…

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Day 936. My new dance instructor figured out what’s important to me….

October 17, 2013
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Day 936.  My new dance instructor figured out what’s important to me….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 936.  Wednesday, October 16, 2013 I was sitting quietly in the corner at the dance studio in Dallas.  This was my first private lesson with an instructor at this location. The music started playing and the warm-up dance began.  This studio usually has line dances I…

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Day 935. Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

October 16, 2013
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Day 935.  Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 935.  Tuesday, October 15, 2013 This morning I received an email from Susan. Susan:  “Smiling Daffodil, do you have any suggestions on the following matter…?” I read the email and my gut reaction was, “No, I do not have any suggestions.  Go away.” But I knew…

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Day 934. Messy house? Make a decision to clean and then take action!

October 15, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 934.  Monday, October 14, 2013 This morning I woke up before my alarm clock.  I was troubled—the house is a mess.  I didn’t do any chores this weekend and given that it’s Monday—it will be a whole week before I get to chores again.  The weekend…

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Day 933. Show respect for the other person’s point of view.

October 14, 2013
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Day 933. Show respect for the other person’s point of view.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 933.  Sunday, October 13, 2013 We began discussing a subject, my friend and I, and I found myself disagreeing with him. Our opinions are the complete opposite.  I listened and found myself getting irritated—and I was thinking of the argument I’d retort back with.  But instead…

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Day 932. We were so busy I couldn’t remember what we did today….

October 14, 2013
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Day 932.  We were so busy I couldn’t remember what we did today….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 932.  Saturday, October 12, 2013 I sat down to write my blog and asked Roe what to write.  I couldn’t remember what we did today and I felt very tired. Smiling Daffodil:  “what did we do today?” Roe:  “what do you mean?  We did everything!” Smiling…

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Day 931. How to improve upon crummy days

October 12, 2013
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Day 931.  How to improve upon crummy days

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 931.  Friday, October 11, 2013 6 pm came and I dashed out of work to meet a friend to go dancing. I didn’t want to go—work really sucked the life out of me.  I would have preferred going home and doing nothing all by myself.  But…

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Day 930. Discouraged? Try this approach…

October 11, 2013
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365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 930.  Thursday, October 10, 2013 My drive home from the gym is usually energetic and perhaps a bit euphoric. But not tonight. My thoughts meandered to a subject I don’t know the answer to— it’s a puzzle I don’t know how to solve. The more I…

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

October 10, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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