How to Win Friends

Summer is busy, so here is a super-short reminder for all of us. When I was a teenager, I read Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. The truths he described so long ago still ring true. Extracted from his book are 6 salient points, recalled from memory in my own words:

    • Become genuinely interested in other people.


  • Smile.


  • Remember a person’s name.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Talk about another’s interests. Get him to talk about himself.
        • Highlight and reflect the other person’s strengths.

I want to learn their names…learn their stories…learn their hearts…learn their worth. I want to be “other-centered.”

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