- Never ask a woman if she wants to have sex by asking her if she wants to have sex.
- It is more important to have good health insurance than good health.
- Don’t bluff more than once in a poker game with friends.
- When one of the big bosses at work unexpectedly says something really cheery and friendly to you, he means absolutely nothing by it. Not even if he’s your father.
- Wear as much black as you can. It makes you look slimmer and cooler. But avoid black jeans.
- When someone in your family is going through a divorce, always side with the blood relative.
- Pointedly praising something unusual a person owns or has done will make you appear far smarter in his eyes than a 10-minute discourse on world events.
- Yes, speak softly and carry a big stick. But don’t mumble. And don’t swing the stick.
- The man who can’t dance, can’t converse, and can’t provide psychological support to a woman is only half a man; the other half can’t cook, can’t clean, and badly wants a drink.
- Do not get a visible tattoo larger than your penis. Continue reading
This is Dale Carnegie’s summary of his book, from 1936
Table of Contents
- Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
- Six Ways to Make People Like You
- How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
- Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
- Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
- Give honest and sincere appreciation.
- Arouse in the other person an eager want.
- Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
- Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.
- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Spend some time alone every day.
- Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
- A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
- In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
- Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
- Be gentle with the earth.
- Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
- Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
- Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Source: The Unbounded Spirit
- Take a cold shower.
- Talk with five random people in the street.
- Wake up early and go out for a walk or with your bicycle.
- If you always order alcohol at a bar, order an orange juice or tea.
- Get rid of something you no longer use, once a day for thirty days.
- Try a different route for going to work.
- Try one of my 43 ways to make money.
- Cook something that you never ate before. Look up for some recipes online.
- Turn off your cellphone and computer for two days.
- Say yes next time someone asks you to go out, or ask someone else that you haven’t seen in a while to go out. Continue reading
1. Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru or at a coffee shop.
It not only makes the person receiving the free food or coffee feel special, it also brings the cashier into the kindness loop by being the bearer of good news.
2. Instead of getting defensive or angry the next time someone is rude or inconsiderate to you, express compassion for their situation.
You never know what others are going through. In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey tells this story:
One Sunday morning on the New York subway, people were sitting quietly reading newspapers, lost in thought, or sitting with their eyes closed and resting. It was very peaceful. Then a man and his children entered. The children were so loud and rambunctious the entire climate changed.
The man sat there with his eyes closed, oblivious to the situation, as his children were throwing things, knocking people’s newspapers, and yelling. Everyone became irritated quickly. Still the man did nothing.
I couldn’t believe he could be so insensitive to let his children run around like that and do nothing. Finally, I turned to him and said, “Sir, your children are really disturbing everyone. I wonder if you couldn’t control them a little more?”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation for the first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right. I guess I should do something about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother died about an hour ago. I don’t know what to think, and I guess they don’t know how to handle it either.”
3. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Let them know that you have been thinking about them and that you’re sorry you haven’t been in touch.
- Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths.
- Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
- Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
- Own your life, or someone will own it for you
- We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
- The world does not reward perfectionists. It rewards those who get things done.
- No matter what anyone says to you, you don’t have to eat dinner with them, live with them, or go to bed with them.
- If you risk nothing, you risk everything.
- If something frightens you irrationally, do it often.
- Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.
- You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, but you may miss out on future opportunities.
- Don’t give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.
- Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you!
- The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.
- Fail often but do not forget the Lesson.
- You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.
- It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.
- Take what you do seriously. Not yourself.
- Life begins where your comfort zone ends.
- The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
- If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.
1. Build a Fire – Fire produces heat and light, two basic necessities for living. At some point in your life this knowledge may be vital.
2. Operate a Computer – Fundamental computer knowledge is essential these days. Please, help those in need.
- How To Help Someone Use a Computer
- Webwise – The BBC’s Guide to Using a Computer
- Mac Basics
- Windows Basics
3. Use Google Effectively – Google knows everything. If you’re having trouble finding something with Google, it’s you that needs help.
- Google Guide
- Google Advanced Search Operators
- Google Web Search Features
- 20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches
4. Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver – Someday it may be your wife, husband, son or daughter that needs help.
- Learn CPR
- How To Perform Adult CPR (video)
- How CPR Works
- How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver (video)
5. Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle – There will come a time when you’ll be stuck without this knowledge.
- How To Drive a Stick Shift Instructional Movie (video)
- Learn to Drive a Stick Shift
- Learn to Drive a Car with Manual Transmission
- Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
- When in doubt, just take the next small step.
- Life is too short not to enjoy it.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
- Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
- You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
- Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
- It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
- Save for things that matter.
- When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. Continue reading