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Are You Standing on Acres of Diamonds?

What are you overlooking in your backyard? I think you maybe trust me some and value my opinion a little or you would not be reading my blog posts. If that is true, then pay attention, because this first post of 2018 could be a life changer or major life enhancer for...

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How to Be Welcome Anywhere

  “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people to be interested in you.” Dale Carnegie wrote that in Part Two, Chapter 1 of How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1936. In a...

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A Secret to Success – Perspective

  “If there is one secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view, and see things from his angle as well as your own.” This is what Dale Carnegie wrote in Chapter 3 of How to Win Friends and Influence People written in 1936. He tells...

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Approbation and Praise

  Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.” That is Dale Carnegie’s advice in chapter 2 of his book How to Win Friends and Influence People written in 1936. Don’t you love how people worded things decades ago? I don’t remember the word approbation...

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Good News: People are Meeting and Talking

  I am in cafés and coffee shops a lot. I think I am noticing a change of behavior by many other people there. For a few years it seemed that many, or most, people were staring at their phones or tablets and not talking with the people next to them. Now I am noticing...

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You Are On Stage, And Somebody is Watching

  I was sitting by the window in a restaurant on Main Street in Louisville. There was an open space between two cars in front of the restaurant. A woman stopped next to it in an Escalade. She was going to parallel park. I was so happy. Watching people park is city...

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Have You Heard Crickets After Sending an Email?

  Have you sent an email to someone you know, and they didn’t respond? As the saying goes, you hit Send, and crickets. You checked the email address to be sure it’s correct. You looked in the Sent Folder to be sure it took flight.  Days passed, and still no response....

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How to Trim the Lard and Write with Brevity

  Conciseness is not my superpower. Sometimes I use four sentences instead of one. I also have a talent for saying the same thing twice, just with slightly different words.  I’ll just repeat the same thing. There, I did it again. Maybe you occasionally fluff up your...

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It’s a Phone, Not a Boom Box

  Let’s reminisce about Boom Boxes! Did you have one? Do you remember how a person would carry it on his shoulder, blasting sound into his own ears and into all those ears around him within a city block? Or some would set them up and broadcast music loud enough to be...

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