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THIS WEEK: How to Win Friends and Influence People
This week on Beyond Potential Live Life Your Way, How to Win Friends and Influence People.
I’ve been reading this really old book that was published in the 1937: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It’s been sold, recorded, and used billions of times. I’m reading it again. Originally 5,000 copies were sold, but today it has probably sold billions.
I’m reading it because it’s giving me insight into who I am and what I’m about, how to become a really good business person and human being because it’s so simple yet so profound. A lot of these practices we use unconsciously and some people don’t use them at all.
So, join me on Beyond Potential: Live Life Your Way as I talk about excerpts from the book and how it has and will continue to impact my life.
Tune in to learn more!
Noreen goes solo this week as she reveals how the book How to Win Friends and Influence People has impacted her life and what lessons it can teach us.
She starts the show detailing her weekend which included a visit with a plastic surgeon. Then she gets into Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People with surprise guest Bruce Chanoff. She talks about the importance of remembering people’s names and the meanings behind them.
Noreen: “I wanted to be named Cyndi when I was little.”
Noreen: “The name Noreen means light in the Middle East”
Noreen breaks down the power of smiling. Giving compliments and other ways to make people smile, and the psychological effect of smiling. Noreen and Bruce talk about their own perspectives on how smiling helped them and other observations they’ve seen involving smiling. Noreen then delves into the importance of showing interest in other people.
Dale Carnegie: “The effect of a smile is powerful. Even if it is unseen.”
Noreen and Bruce dive deep into how to show interest in others without coming off as nosy. They continue to break down Dale Carnegie’s work by talking about being a good conversationalist.
Noreen on how people respond to others giving them interest in them: “People want to talk about themselves.”
Noreen: “My goal is to just be happy.”
Noreen: “A person cannot love themselves if they don’t love you (others).”
Noreen wraps up the show by teaching us why we should make people feel important. They go over their experiences in making people feel important and why it was helpful for both of them. They talk about the concept of not criticizing, condemning or complaining and then try to tap into the mind of Dale Carnegie while he was writing his book.
Noreen on how to make people feel important: “I hope the days of tips and tricks are dying. JUST BE YOU!!!”
Noreen on tapping into the mind of Dale Carnegie while writing How to Win Friends and Influence People: “he (Carnegie) was probably practicing the tenants already.”