Day 18. How Dale Carnegie helped me sell my first large photograph

April 12, 2011
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Day 18.  How Dale Carnegie helped me sell my first large photograph

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 18.  April 12, 2011 As I parked my car at the Hilton hotel this evening my favorite song began:  The Dog Days Are Over—by Florence + Machine.  I drew courage from that song—for I was going to embark on a different experience this evening. I recently…

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Day 17. Starbucks on NW Highway in Dallas uses Dale Carnegie principles

April 11, 2011
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Day 17.  Starbucks on NW Highway in Dallas uses Dale Carnegie principles

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 17.  April 11, 2011  It was 11:30 am on a typical busy Monday.  I had a number of emails to go through—some were pleasant and some were not.  Various tasks I left from Friday were still left undone.  I was working hard to stick to the…

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Day 16. A trip to the nail salon is a great place to apply the Dale Carnegie principles…

April 10, 2011
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Day 16.  A trip to the nail salon is a great place to apply the Dale Carnegie principles…

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 16.  April 10, 2011  I was at the nail salon today getting a manicure and pedicure.  The challenge is—I feel the same way about getting my nails done as I do about getting teeth pulled.  It’s a mild form of torture—and how I wish they would…

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Day 15. Try this approach when your hair gets bushwacked by enormous scissors

April 9, 2011
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Day 15.  Try this approach when your hair gets bushwacked by enormous scissors

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 15.  April 9, 2011  It was Saturday, January 8, 2011.  My hairdresser wasn’t available—but another stylist was willing to cut my hair.  I didn’t think it was a big deal—it’s just a short haircut—surely anyone can cut my hair.  I showed the stylist a photo of…

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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Day 4. Live in day-tight compartments

March 30, 2011
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Day 4. Live in day-tight compartments

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 4.  March 29, 2011 Tuesday can be summed up with one word:  Taxing. I had a busy day.  I scheduled a special Coffee Celebration at Starbucks.  Then an associate wanted to have lunch.  Then I had a dental appointment in the afternoon—followed by a photoshoot for…

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Day 3. Be a good listener.

March 28, 2011
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Day 3. Be a good listener.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 3.  March 28, 2011 Preface:  Mondays were designed for applying virtually any of the Carnegie principles.  I was talking with a dear friend today—she was sharing an exciting piece of news that you could see in her eyes meant so much to her.  She was being…

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