My recent travels took me to one of my company's regional offices. It is a beautiful office with some very nice people. They were having a United Way fundraiser while I was there....selling old books for next to nothing.
In an attempt to be a hospitable guest, I decided to find a book to buy. After wandering through several rather unusual books (like "A Nurses Guide to Gynecology") I found a great buy.
I found a hardback version of "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...including an apparent autograph by Dale Carnegie, himself. Very cool.
Now, I have taken the multiple week Dale Carnegie public speaking course, and found it very, very good. I have a lot of respect for Dale Carnegi. Although, I already have a copy of this book, I had to buy this one. It is from 1940 and has that awesome autograph. All for $2.00.
So, as I sat in the plane waiting to fly home, I started thumbing through the book....and came across a very interesting chapter that I don't remember from my classes. I had people looking over at me as I laughed out loud. Times sure have changed.
Below are exerpts from it.....ENJOY.
Seven Rules For Making Your Home Life Happier
- Don't nag
- Don't try to make your partner over
- Don't criticize
- Give honest appreciation
- Pay little attentions
- Be courteous
- Read a good book on the sexual side of marriage