Posts Tagged ‘ live in day-tight compartments ’

Day 961. Focus on one task at a time.

March 11, 2014
Day 961.  Focus on one task at a time.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 961.  Sunday, November 10, 2013 Two main tasks needed to be completed today:  a photo shoot and run an errand to a bookstore. I was stressing at first.  The photo shoot will likely take all day.  By the time it finishes the bookstore will be closed.…

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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 758. Use Dale Carnegie’s principles to give you courage to try something new

April 22, 2013
Day 758.  Use Dale Carnegie’s principles to give you courage to try something new

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 758.  Sunday, April 21, 2013 Somehow I managed to put this day in a day-tight compartment for 2 weeks. When it was time to leave the house for my first real photography gig, I gathered my cameras, tripod and laptop and thought of my mother. My…

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Day 582. You can’t control other people’s behavior but you can control your own.

October 27, 2012
Day 582.  You can’t control other people’s behavior but you can control your own.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 582.  Saturday, October 27, 2012 It was 6:30 pm when I noticed David left a message around 6 pm. I figured it was for dinner plans—but by now he’s probably made plans. Smiling Daffodil:  “Hi David.  I just noticed your message.” David:  “I was just checking…

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Day 551. An unexpected guest was in my desk drawer….

September 27, 2012
Day 551.  An unexpected guest was in my desk drawer….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 551.  Wednesday, September 26, 2012 My coworker walked across the hallway carrying paper towels and disinfectant.  I heard her mention she found droppings in her desk drawer. I immediately thought of my desk drawer… I have one in particular that is a junk drawer.  It might…

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Day 475. Today was the perfect horrible day!

July 13, 2012
Day 475.  Today was the perfect horrible day!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 475.  Thursday, July 12, 2012 I started writing today’s blog.  Today’s story had a plot—with a villain and a hero. But the more I started writing—the worse I felt because I was reliving the moment.  I didn’t like that feeling. I felt the day crashing down…

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Day 440. Honey, I forgot to tell you we’re having guests over for dinner tonight!

June 7, 2012
Day 440.  Honey, I forgot to tell you we’re having guests over for dinner tonight!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 440.  Thursday, June 7, 2012 Preface:  The title conveys the essence of what I felt today— even though it’s not about dinner guests….Bon appétit! —- At the end of the day, Sally stopped by the office. Sally:  “Smiling Daffodil, I have some bad news.” I sat…

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Day 416. Keeping busy clears your head!

May 14, 2012
Day 416.  Keeping busy clears your head!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 416.  Monday, May 14, 2012 This afternoon I started thinking about the upcoming special projects for this week.  Each of the projects has countless details.  I started to get stressed thinking about all the details. By my estimation, we are behind and tomorrow we will get…

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Day 378. Living in “day-tight compartments” keeps you productive.

April 6, 2012
Day 378.  Living in “day-tight compartments” keeps you productive.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 378.  Friday, April 6, 2012 This morning I was asked to go to the conference room for a meeting. I entered the room and the door was shut. What ensued was the announcement of a new product idea. Everyone in the room was so excited.  A…

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Day 315. More often than not—worries are self-induced. I proved it today.

February 3, 2012
Day 315. More often than not—worries are self-induced. I proved it today.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 315.  Friday, February 3, 2012 This morning I checked my email.  Nothing.  I was disappointed.  Maybe he changed his mind?  Maybe I scared him away?  Darn it.  I told my friends about this upcoming occasion.  It will be a sad situation for me to tell them…

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