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This review is from: How to Win Friends and Influence People (Paperback)
Dale Carnegie wrote a timeless book. I am so amazed that this book was first published in 1936 and its words of wisdom still ring true in 2008. "How to Win Friends & Influence People" has such gems of insight as taking interest in other people. How do you do this? You take your attention off yourself, and truly listen to what others have to say from their point of view. As I've been practicing this suggestion I find that my communication with friends and co-workers flourishes. I had a great day at work today. As people would come to my cubicle and ask questions, I really listened. And magically they were no longer interruptions throughout my day, but fun moments of relationship. And I got more work done because I didn't waste time complaining, comparing or judging in my thoughts while they were speaking with me.
As Dale Carnegie was a pioneer and expert in human relations in his day, Ariel and Shya Kane are Masters in today's world. In their books, Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Life, How to Create a Magical Relationship: The 3 Simple Ideas that Will Instantaneously Transform Your Love Life: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Love Life and Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, I have found that my relationships have blossomed. The Kanes teach the art of listening. As I integrate the principles mentioned in their award winning books, I am more effective, productive and satisfied in all aspects of my life. Life is all about relating. I am grateful that there are authors such as Carnegie and the Kanes who share the secrets to experiencing magical relationships.