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Day 964. Take the time to see matters from the other’s perspective.

March 16, 2014
Day 964.  Take the time to see matters from the other’s perspective.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 964.  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 It was the end of the workday. I was finishing up some tasks when Janice walked in to my office. My immediate thought: “please God don’t let her stay long.” Janice:  ”I need your advice…” I sat and listened attentively— with…

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Day 816. Preparing for an unpleasant discussion? Try using Dale Carnegie’s principles…

July 8, 2013
Day 816.  Preparing for an unpleasant discussion?  Try using Dale Carnegie’s principles…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 816.  Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Do you have time to meet this afternoon?” Kelley:  “Yes.  What’s up?” I avoided responding with a direct answer. I managed to block the meeting from my mind all day.  I hoped and prayed for the right words.  Three…

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Day 810. What to do when someone makes a mistake….

June 26, 2013
Day 810.  What to do when someone makes a mistake….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 810.  Wednesday, June 12, 2013 James, the summer intern was setting up the video camera and other equipment while Betty and I waited. Suddenly… we heard a crash. I felt the embarrassment and awkwardness the intern must have been experiencing.   After all, he just dropped an…

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Day 799. The effects of not getting enough sleep

June 9, 2013
Day 799.  The effects of not getting enough sleep

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 799. Saturday, June 1, 2013 Todd:  “You only got a few hours of sleep.  You should try to take a nap today.” Smiling Daffodil:  “That’s not fun!” I went to dance class, did some shopping and some house cleaning… but never allocated time for a nap.…

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Day 781. Tips on being a good friend.

May 15, 2013
Day 781.  Tips on being a good friend.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 781.  Tuesday, May 14, 2013 I was in a very bad mood all day.  I concluded it’s best to become a hermit—just shut myself away from the entire human race.  This way I’ll stay out of trouble and I won’t be of any trouble to anyone.…

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Day 743. Have empathy for others

April 15, 2013
Day 743.  Have empathy for others

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 743.  Saturday, April 6, 2013 I woke up with a pain in my ear. I heard strange sounds and felt pressure. What is happening?  I immediately sent a text to my friend Velveeta— she has many children— surely she knows what’s going on. I sent an…

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Day 703. Instead of sending an obnoxious reply via email… take this approach

February 26, 2013
Day 703.  Instead of sending an obnoxious reply via email… take this approach

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 703.  Monday, February 25, 2013 This morning I received an email. Judy:  “Smiling Daffodil, the information for the XYZ product on our website is misleading.” My immediate thought:  Yes Judy—clearly my reputation indicates that I would want to mislead customers. I wanted to pound a reply…

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Day 681. Listen and encourage.

February 4, 2013
Day 681. Listen and encourage.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 681.  Sunday, February 3, 2013 I stopped by George and Ethel’s home this afternoon. We discussed a new employment opportunity.  I listened with great attention. George: “I think you’ll be great with this task.  Remember when you researched XYZ?  And you did it on your own…

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Day 675. Have empathy towards others.

January 29, 2013
Day 675.  Have empathy towards others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 675.  Monday, January 28, 2013 Charlie:  “Smiling Daffodil, can I talk to you?” Charlie’s tone worried me. Smiling Daffodil:  “Yes.” Charlie:  “I’m concerned about the upcoming fundraising event we agreed to participate in.” Smiling Daffodil:  “Oh yeah… when is that?” Charlie wasn’t sure of the exact…

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Day 670. Just be a friend with your presence.

January 27, 2013
Day 670.  Just be a friend with your presence.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 670.  Wednesday, January 23, 2013 We were called into a meeting rather unexpectedly.  I sat and listened.  The information didn’t pertain to me.  But I knew it would affect my associate. I sat and watched my associate’s reaction.  She wasn’t happy.  I felt her frustration. The…

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