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Day 962. $12.50 isn’t worth getting upset about.

March 11, 2014
Day 962.  $12.50 isn’t worth getting upset about.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 962.  Monday, November 11, 2013 I received an email this afternoon. Judy:  “Hi Smiling Daffodil, I can’t make it to the dance.  Thanks for thinking of me.” I read the email and got frustrated.  My first thought, ‘then why did you say you’d go?  Don’t you…

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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 787. Show courtesy to others.

May 21, 2013
Day 787.  Show courtesy to others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 787. Monday, May 20, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Bob!  Want to see my photos from this weekend?” Bob:  “Sure!” I proceeded to show him some of my favorite photos. Smiling Daffodil:  “Look!  That’ s me!” Bob looked at the photos. Smiling Daffodil:  “Look at this one… and…

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Day 777. Unexpected act of kindness

May 11, 2013
Day 777.  Unexpected act of kindness

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 777.  Friday, May 10, 2013 I sat down in the theater and realized I forgot my sweater in the car.  It’s a rare day I am prepared with a sweater and I was so proud I actually brought one with me.  Except sadly, it was in…

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Day 759. Celebrate your coworker’s victories!

April 23, 2013
Day 759.  Celebrate your coworker’s victories!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 759.  Monday, April 22, 2013 Abigail:  “Smiling Daffodil, my supervisor came in and apologized to me for having to work with Shannon for the next 30 days.” Smiling Daffodil:  “Wow.  That’s a first!” Abigail:  “Yes it is.” Smiling Daffodil:  “Just stay focused on your daily writing…

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Day 705. Become a good conversationalist by listening

February 28, 2013
Day 705.  Become a good conversationalist by listening

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 705.  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Cathy stood at my doorway around 5 pm. Cathy:  “Look at this stack of orders I have to process.” Smiling Daffodil:  “That’s a lot of orders. Why so many?” Cathy began to describe the details regarding the orders.  Although I am…

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Day 698. How to avoid arguments in the workplace.

February 21, 2013
Day 698.  How to avoid arguments in the workplace.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 698.  Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Bob confided in me—sharing his concerns regarding a recent meeting. I listened and remained calm. But I reached a point where I lost my calm. Smiling Daffodil:  “That is stunning.  What is going through Baxter’s head?  If we were to present…

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Day 25. Fight for your happiness

April 19, 2011
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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