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

October 6, 2013
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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
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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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Day 919. I was dressed very flashy and wondered if I’d get rebuked… instead a little girl smiled at me.

October 6, 2013
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Day 919.  I was dressed very flashy and wondered if I’d get rebuked… instead a little girl smiled at me.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 919.  Sunday, September 29, 2013 I was wearing ballroom style makeup— complete with fake eyelashes.  I also had my hair up and it was adorned with crystals. Although the ballroom dance competition was over I didn’t want to remove my makeup– and I certainly didn’t want…

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Day 918. How to be a good conversationalist…

October 6, 2013
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Day 918.  How to be a good conversationalist…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 918.  Saturday, September 28, 2013 Georgene:  “Smiling Daffodil, I’d like you to meet Jim.  Jim, this is Smiling Daffodil.” I knew who Jim was.  He’s a Lindy Hopper.  A really good one.  I had asked Georgene to introduce us. Smiling Daffodil:  I’m a big fan of…

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Day 917. I may not be the best dancer but I have enthusiasm…

October 6, 2013
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Day 917.  I may not be the best dancer but I have enthusiasm…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 917.  Friday, September 27, 2013 I sat with wonder and awe as I watched the students Lindy Hopping. That should have been me.  Oh how I wish I had paid to participate in the Lindy Hop competition.  I love Lindy Hop. I felt chills just thinking…

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Day 916. Keeping busy can wipe away memories of bad days.

October 6, 2013
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Day 916.  Keeping busy can wipe away memories of bad days.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 916.  Thursday, September 26, 2013 About halfway into my dance lesson my instructor looked at me and said, “Shall we do some Lindy Hop?” I grinned. The song that was playing was not a Lindy Hop song but I didn’t let it dampen my spirit. James: …

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Day 915. Use Carnegie’s principles to avoid road rage.

October 6, 2013
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Day 915.  Use Carnegie’s principles to avoid road rage.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 915.  Wednesday, September 25, 2013 I was at an intersection, in the process of turning left.  It was a two-lane left turn.  There were two cars in front of me—one car in the inner left lane and another car in the outer left lane.   As they…

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Day 914. Are your students distracted? Try this approach.

October 6, 2013
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Day 914. Are your students distracted?  Try this approach.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 914.  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 We were in dance class and the music distracted me.  I broke out into a Lindy Hop.  I couldn’t resist.  The music was calling me. Jane, the dance instructor, laughed.  At the time she was teaching us the Waltz—quite a different…

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Day 913. The value of appreciation

October 6, 2013
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Day 913.  The value of appreciation

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 913.  Monday, September 23, 2013 When I woke up this morning I excitedly checked my Facebook.  I started a new blog that makes me almost as happy as this Carnegie blog. I wasn’t expecting to see the response I received. Gerald:  “Smiling Daffodil, I’m enjoying your…

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Day 912. Avoiding a task isn’t going to make it go away.

October 6, 2013
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Day 912.  Avoiding a task isn’t going to make it go away.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 912.  Sunday, September 22, 2013 Even before this day approached, I knew I’d be using it to catch up on posting all my blogs from the last 3 weeks.  That, is a daunting task. So daunting, I avoided it all day.  I dread it—it’s overwhelming and…

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Day 911. The negative effects of not resting…

October 6, 2013
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Day 911.  The negative effects of not resting…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 911.  Saturday, September 21, 2013 I was melting.  I was ready to go home almost as soon as we arrived. Unfortunately, it was also clear to everyone something wasn’t right with me. The event ended and on our drive home I was aching for silence—except Roe…

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Day 910. Use your talents and gifts to bring joy and happiness to others.

October 6, 2013
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Day 910.  Use your talents and gifts to bring joy and happiness to others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 910.  Friday, September 20, 2013 Jane:  ”Ok it’s time.  We’re up next!” Smiling Daffodil:  ”What did I get myself into?” Nate:  ”You’ll be fine!” And off we went to the ballroom to dance for the crowd. We started dancing and I couldn’t help but smile.  No,…

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Day 909. No umbrella in the pouring rain…. time to use Dale Carnegie’s principles…

October 6, 2013
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Day 909.  No umbrella in the pouring rain…. time to use Dale Carnegie’s principles…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 909.  Thursday, September 19, 2013 We got up to leave the restaurant and noticed it was raining outside. Roe:  “We needed the rain.  You wait here and I’ll go get the car.” Smiling Daffodil:  “No, that’s ok.  I’ll go with you.”At the time I was wearing…

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Day 908. Talk less. Listen more. Make more friends!

October 6, 2013
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Day 908.  Talk less.  Listen more.  Make more friends!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 908.  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 As I was preparing to leave the dance studio I noticed Gail.  I was excited to see her. I approached her—and she smiled.  Her leg was propped up on a chair and she was wearing a special ‘boot’ for her broken…

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Day 907. I was tempted to watch the fight between two people I dislike… instead I applied Dale Carnegie’s principles.

October 6, 2013
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Day 907.  I was tempted to watch the fight between two people I dislike… instead I applied Dale Carnegie’s principles.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 907.  Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Chandra:  “I’m not trying to be difficult Jennifer but I think we need to come up with a different solution.  Why can’t we do the following…?  I have to sell these packages to our customers.” Jennifer:  “We cannot do the following……

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Day 906. Welcome someone with your smile.

October 6, 2013
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Day 906.  Welcome someone with your smile.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 906.  Monday, September 16, 2013 As I approached the door to the gym I saw Karla, one of the night employees at the front desk.  Her back was turned— she was busy talking to some guests. Once I entered she turned and exclaimed with a smile,…

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