Day 33. Part 2. Use Dale Carnegie Principles to recover from feeling like an idiot.

April 28, 2011
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Day 33. Part 2.  Use Dale Carnegie Principles to recover from feeling like an idiot.

As I mentioned in the Day 33 blog entry, I woke up late. I woke up so late—I nearly slept half the day away.  I got up at 11:40 am.  (Despite two alarm clocks and two text messages) I was disgusted with myself.  This is not the first time I’ve done this. It’s not that I get…

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Day 33. The only reason I woke up today…my boss called me….Guess what Dale Carnegie principles I managed to use today!

April 28, 2011
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Day 33.  The only reason I woke up today…my boss called me….Guess what Dale Carnegie principles I managed to use today!

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 33.  April 27, 2011 I woke up this morning to the sound of my cell phone ringing right beside my pillow. Startled, I look at the phone.  It’s my boss calling.  I look at the time… It’s 11:40 am on Wednesday.  I leap out of bed—frantic—and…

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Day 32. The Dale Carnegie Principles kept me from getting into fight with the President of the Homeowner’s Association Part 2 of the Lassie Story

April 27, 2011
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Day 32.  The Dale Carnegie Principles kept me from getting into fight with the President of the Homeowner’s Association Part 2 of the Lassie Story

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 32.  April 26, 2011 Preface:  Please read Part 1 of the Lassie Story first.  Fans of the blog have given it a top rating, it features some great Carnegie lessons and Part 2 will make more sense.    It was 7:45 am on Monday—and I decided to…

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Day 31. Dale Carnegie's principles gave me courage to save Lassie's relative. Part 1

April 25, 2011
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Day 31.  Dale Carnegie's principles gave me courage to save Lassie's relative. Part 1

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 31.  April 25, 2011 It was 11 pm on Sunday.  The Easter festivities from the day were over.  I was going to pick up my workout clothes at home and head to the gym.  (I spent entire day trying to figure out how I could do…

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Day 30. Create happiness for others… with a smile, your time and cookies!

April 24, 2011
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Day 30.  Create happiness for others… with a smile, your time and cookies!

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 30.  April 24, 2011 I was at Albertson’s today—checking the bakery department for the perfect cookies.  I found my favorites—soft sugar cookies with yellow frosting and sprinkles.  These are perfect, I thought to myself. I headed over to Church’s Fried Chicken.  I pulled into the parking…

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Day 29. It turns out the Dale Carnegie principles work in social settings where you don't speak the language

April 24, 2011
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Day 29.  It turns out the Dale Carnegie principles work in social settings where you don't speak the language

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles  Day 29.  April 23, 2011 I’m sitting in the second row of a church I don’t belong to and the entire service was in Spanish.  I’m not fluent in Spanish—I can understand roughly every third word—if it’s spoken slowly. I wondered if there’d be a way to…

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Day 28: Phone call from random woman turns into great opportunity

April 22, 2011
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Day 28: Phone call from random woman turns into great opportunity

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 28.  April 22, 2011 This morning I heard some stressful phone conversations coming from our customer service center in our building.  Being a Carnegie graduate I was eager to help—but I didn’t know how to give any of the employees encouragement without coming off condescending or…

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Day 27: The effect of a smile does not expire like a coupon.

April 21, 2011
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Day 27:  The effect of a smile does not expire like a coupon.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 27.  April 21, 2011 As I walked into Church’s Fried Chicken today I was greeted with a big smile from the cashier I had smiled at a week ago.  The look on her face said she was happy to see me. I was oozing with excitement to…

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Day 26. Avoid egg on the face. Use Dale Carnegie's Principles.

April 20, 2011
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Day 26.  Avoid egg on the face.  Use Dale Carnegie's Principles.

 365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 26.  April 20, 2011  Today officially marks 30 days.  Thirty days ago at precisely 10:05 am I sent an invoice to Charlene and I have not received payment for my work.  I was fuming this morning just thinking about Charlene-the-Deadbeat who clearly does not realize the…

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Day 25. Fight for your happiness

April 19, 2011
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Day 25. Fight for your happiness

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 25.  April 19, 2011  This morning Malcolm and I had a meeting.  The meeting began this way:  DEEP SIGH from Malcolm.  Then he grumbled unenthusiastic words to me, “how are you this morning?”  The meeting pretty much continued in this way.  I found myself getting sucked…

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

April 18, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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