I’ll never forget that Sunday afternoon. I was 17, feeling bored, and looking for a good book. As I scanned the family bookshelf, a dusty, red, hard cover book caught my attention. It looked to be 50+ years old.
No pictures or writing on the back. Just a simple title How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
For the next two hours I devoured much of the book.
It’s content has transformed how I interact with people. Like every other book, I followed my Dad’s advice: “Take what you can and leave the rest.”
Just a year later when I started my business selling landscaping and rocks, the principles were a key factor in helping me be successful in sales.
You can check it out from about any library or get a detailed outline here.