When I was 19 years old I left home to serve as a missionary for my church for 2 years. I served as a missionary in middle and southern Taiwan. It was the single greatest experience of my life. I learned fluent Mandarin Chinese, learned a lot about the people, and most important, I learned what people were missing in their lives. I tried to help fill that void.
When I first got there, I was a bit of a know-it-all. My personality is the “RED” type personality that is the controlling, always right kind of guy (Mixed in with a 1/3 of yellow – the fun loving, jokester guy). This combination of my personality with my intended goals of being the best missionary I could would sometimes clash.
It was suggested by a friend that I read an EXCELLENT BOOK called, “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. This book changed my mission experience, and later profoundly changed the way I work and deal with others on a daily basis.
The book is a FABULOUS tool for anyone that wishes to better understand others and work with them to accomplish a specific goal.
My mission experience was far better for me having read this book, but my business life simply would have gone no where without the advice that I try to employ daily that I have learned from this book .
I am in no way affiliated with this book. I simply want to make others aware of how much worth it has to ANYONE that has to work/live/talk to other poeple on a regular basis. This book is a gold mine if used properly.
It is full or real world examples, and is a quick easy read. I suggest you pick one up and see what it can do for your personal and professional life if you haven’t already read it.
If others have had a positiive experience with “How to win friends and influence people” I would very much like to hear your stories about it.
Matt Heaton / President Bluehost.com