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“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

3.7 stars out of 4.

Highest rating by me so far!

My team and I at work decided to read this book together and it was an absolute great decision. We had so many talking points we could discuss throughout each week of reading due to this self-help highlighting so many day-to-day “obstacles” one can run into. Even though I chose to pick this book up for a work assignment that is not to say that you have to. I would go as far to say that ANYONE and EVERYONE can benefit from bringing the tips shared in this book into your lifestyle.

With how fast our society moves and how INVOLVED it is in every aspect of our life, each of us are having to constantly communicate with somebody from the time we wake up to when we go to bed. This can be difficult because it leads to so many cooks in the kitchen and emotions can get high.

For me, one that can get lost in her own ramblings, I absolutely love finding ANY opportunity to make my point come across clearer and more suave than anyone else’s in the conversation (insert side grin emoji face).

Don’t be intimidated by my dramatics, that is just my personality, this book is something you can read slowly and only a chapter a day if that is what you prefer or you can gulp it all up and read it in one day. For all I care, please bring it on a trip and be the star of the show by using one of Carnegie’s classic one-liners like, “you can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.” Good, right?

I can go on and on about how much I would like you to read this book. However, with Carnegie’s lessons in mind, I will stop because I know (now) when to shut up.

Everything considered, why not have an instruction manual in your back pocket that can help you weave through all the social cues that seem to be multiplying each moment in our highly integrated world?

Do yourself a favor and always have the best weapon locked and loaded: your brain!


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