Author Archives: Bobby-C

Let’s spark a smiling epidemic!

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” (Mother Teresa) For about 4 years, I sat in a team room at work. I was the supervisor for most of the other people in the room. … Continue reading

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Make more friends in 2 months than you could in 2 years by doing this.

“We are interested in others when they are interested in us.” (Publilius Syrus) What are you most interested in? What topic, if I bring it up, would get you talking the most and have you the most animated and passionate? … Continue reading

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Bait your hook with worms if you want to catch fish

“Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms.” (Dale Carnegie) Have you ever tried to get someone to do something that you wanted them to do, but … Continue reading

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Avoid flattery at all cost

“Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.” (General Alvaro Obregon) The second principle in How to Win Friends and Influence People is “Give honest, sincere appreciation.” Why, then would I open … Continue reading

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The 3C Beast

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” (Dale Carnegie) How often during the day to you or I criticize, condemn and complain? My guess … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

In 1912, the year the Titanic sank, Dale Carnegie began teaching classes at the New York YMCA on public speaking. In his classes he taught people in business how to get up on their feet and speak. As he taught … Continue reading

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Announcing: A new series of posts coming to Bobby-C-Blog

Today starts the season of Lent for Christians. Among other things, it is a time when we atone for things in our lives, practice a bit of self-denial, and increase our self-discipline, all in preparation for the celebration of Easter. … Continue reading

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Dilbert, Passion and Goals

If you have ever read a Dilbert comic strip in the newspaper, then you probably know that the strip’s writer is Scott Adams. The strip has been wildly successful for nearly 3 decades, in part because many people think that … Continue reading

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February 16 – Beating Boredom

February 16 – “A man can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.” (Johann von Goethe) It seems odd to me to talk and think about a “succession of ordinary days”, when just a week ago I was … Continue reading

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Savor these days

Today is February 11. In the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into winter. Groundhog day came and went more than a week ago with the promise of 6 more weeks of Winter, and the calendar tells me that March 20 … Continue reading

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