So it’s been a little bit since I’ve written. Of course, life got busy. Now I’m back in the swing of work; I can finally find some time to work on the site. Time is always short it seems. That’s one reason I’ve really started to Audible. It’s been a great tool to help me “read” lots of books. Of course, reading is better when the eyes are involved, but this works. I’m currently going through Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and I’m really liking it. If it wasn’t for Audible, I’m not sure I’d be able to get into this book.
Basically, the book is a list of behaviors that help improve a person’s relationship, both professionally and personally, with others. Some notable tips include, “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.”, “Become genuinely interested in other people.”, and “The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.” I’ve been working on using these in my classroom and house. It’s hard. There are so many good reasons to follow these tips, but old ways of thinking and stress can really wear down the desire to do follow through. I intend in on spending some time relaying my experience in implementing these tips over the coming months.
Until then, have a good one!