Posts Tagged ‘ anecdotes using Dale Carnegie’s principles ’

Day 963. Just when you think you cannot deal with another human being…

March 16, 2014
Day 963.  Just when you think you cannot deal with another human being…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 963.  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 My eyes were spewing flames—at least they felt like it.  I stared long and hard at my friend.  I was livid.  I didn’t think my friend was listening or understanding.  I threw my Carnegie principles away.  I was done.  No more. …

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Day 959. Overwhelmed by tasks? Try this approach…

March 10, 2014
Day 959.  Overwhelmed by tasks?  Try this approach…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 959.  Friday, November 8, 2013 The more I thought about the day the more concerned I became. Aside from work, I wanted to get new tires on my car, have dinner with some friends, go to the dance studio, take some headshots, go to the bookstore,…

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Day 955. Simple tips for building relationships

March 9, 2014
Day 955.  Simple tips for building relationships

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 955.  Monday, November 4, 2013 Charlie:  “How was the opera?  If I remember correctly, you were certain you weren’t going to have fun.” Smiling Daffodil:  “It was fun!” I began to describe all the day’s events leading up to the opera as well as dinner, photography…

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

January 8, 2014
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 946. Deliver good customer service

December 11, 2013
Day 946.  Deliver good customer service

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 941. Tips on earning people’s trust.

October 30, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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

October 14, 2013
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 931. How to improve upon crummy days

October 12, 2013
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
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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
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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