Posts Tagged ‘ The Smiling Daffodil ’

Day 954. Cooperate with the inevitable.

March 9, 2014
Day 954.  Cooperate with the inevitable.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 954.  Sunday, November 3, 2013 A friend recently gave me his email address.  He asked that I send him photos from the recent dance event.  I’ve been sitting on this email address for a week. It’s not that sending an email is difficult.  Finding the photos…

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Day 953. The positive effects of creating happiness for others.

January 8, 2014
Day 953.  The positive effects of creating happiness for others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 953.  Saturday, November 2, 2013 It was 11:30 pm as we walked out of the opera house.  We walked to one side of the building to admire the Dallas skyline. Smiling Daffodil:  “You know… I have my camera in the car… and we look nice since…

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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 951. Ever feel like you’re melting?

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

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 951.  Thursday, October 31, 2013 I was melting.  My foot got stepped on.  The dance steps were stressful. I was shutting down. The moment the dance ended I put my street shoes on and quietly left. I needed to escape without making a scene. During that…

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Day 950. Pick your battles!

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

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 950.  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 My dance lesson began. Uly:  “Do you have any questions?” Smiling Daffodil:  “Actually, yes.  There was a Lindy Hop step I learned last Wednesday in group class.  It was called the Camel Walk.  I don’t remember anything about it—other than I…

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Day 949. Do you get frustrated with people? Here’s how to cope…

December 12, 2013
Day 949.  Do you get frustrated with people?  Here’s how to cope…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 949.  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Midday I reminded Jane I needed some information from her.  She agreed and I carried on with my day. At 4:45 I noticed I still hadn’t received the items. That was ok—I got to the office late anyway.  I will stay…

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Day 948. Tips for avoiding World War III with your friends, family and associates…

December 12, 2013
Day 948.  Tips for avoiding World War III with your friends, family and associates…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 948.  Monday, October 28, 2013 A situation was eating away at me since yesterday.  There was no way I was going to be persuaded to the other person’s point of view.  No.  Way.  Ever. Granted, this person already made plans for me.  I didn’t know what…

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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 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 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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