Posts Tagged ‘ self-improvement ’

Day 968. I had a whole day ahead of me… so I decided to take a nap!

March 16, 2014
Day 968.  I had a whole day ahead of me… so I decided to take a nap!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 968.  Sunday, November 17, 2013 After church I felt exceedingly tired.  But it was still early in the day— lots of promise for a fun, productive day. But oh how tired I am. While I wanted to work on my blogs I knew I had to…

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Day 947. I spent the day cleaning up after the dog…

December 11, 2013
Day 947.  I spent the day cleaning up after the dog…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 947.  Sunday, October 27, 2013 I opened the dog carrier and Scruffy the dog came out and walked around.  Then I stepped into another room for just a moment.  When I returned I noticed the dog had an accident on my carpet.  Argh! I cleaned the…

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Day 945. Simple method to motivate your employees.

November 18, 2013
Day 945.  Simple method to motivate your employees.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 945.  Friday, October 25, 2013 As I was leaving the house I thought about work.  I predicted it wouldn’t be a very pleasant morning—my coworker and I have a deadline we need to meet by noon.  Oh, the stress and unhappiness! When I arrived at work…

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Day 944. Before blaming the other person analyze your own actions

November 18, 2013
Day 944.  Before blaming the other person analyze your own actions

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 944.  Thursday, October 24, 2013 Kip sent the documents for me to proof around 4:45pm. I took a look and immediately had concerns.  It also didn’t help that it was 4:45 pm—just about time for Kip to leave. I didn’t like the documents—in fact, I hated…

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Day 943. An example of a negative way and a positive way to start the day.

October 31, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 943.  Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Yesterday my boss sent me an email. Boss:  “I need you to do the following now.” I read the email and dug my heels in deep. No! I thought to myself.  I will not do that task NOW!” I emailed my…

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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 940. Instead of shutting down… do your best.

October 30, 2013
Day 940.  Instead of shutting down… do your best.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 940.  Sunday, October 20, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, I will try to behave but it is going to require a lot of Carnegie principles.” Roe:  “Don’t shut down.  I need you to be present – if nothing else for my sake—it’s not easy for me to…

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Day 939. What to do when you’re running late to a wedding…

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

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 939.  Saturday, October 19, 2013 I set my alarm clock for 9 am.  I assumed that would give me enough time to get ready and drive to the wedding. Admittedly, I didn’t look up where the wedding was located.  I just assumed that since it was…

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Day 937. Solutions for a happier life.

October 18, 2013
Day 937.  Solutions for a happier life.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 937.  Thursday, October 17, 2013 I parked the car and walked around to the passenger side. As I glanced at all the bags I had to haul I couldn’t help but wonder if I was out of my mind. Why am I doing this? I gathered…

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Day 935. Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

October 16, 2013
Day 935.  Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 935.  Tuesday, October 15, 2013 This morning I received an email from Susan. Susan:  “Smiling Daffodil, do you have any suggestions on the following matter…?” I read the email and my gut reaction was, “No, I do not have any suggestions.  Go away.” But I knew…

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