How to Win Friends & Influence People

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie

Let’s face the facts. Humans are self-centered creatures by design and there is nothing wrong with that except when you come to the awareness that we are all interdependent upon one another.

Recently I’ve read a personal growth classic titled: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

I’ve read over 700 books on Personal Growth and I don’t know how I missed this one but the message is timeless none the less.

Written in 1936 and having sold well over 20 million copies it is no wonder that this book is “must reading” for anyone who wants to improve their lives.

One more note about reading personal growth books that I must mention to you.

Take your time with it. After each chapter stop reading and let the information sink into your subconscious mind.

If you just keep reading the book without digesting it, you will not get the lesson at all.

The book was given to me along with a bunch of other small things when a couple of friends of mine were moving out-of-town.

Sure I had heard of the book title but I never read it.

The book has sat around my home for several years now until I recently decided to pick it up and start reading.


My procrastination was attributed to the fact that I read so much online now, plus the book was written in 1936.

It must be outdated right? Wrong!

I actually look forward to “my time” which consists of reading How to Win Friends & Influence People.

So naturally I want to share some of the juicy tidbits in this book but I do hope that you go and get yourself a copy.

This is one of those books that is a keeper and you probably want to read once a year to refresh your memory.

I find that the more I am willing to help others the more help I get in return. We really need to think in terms of us instead of me.

When we collectively integrate ourselves we will literally transform our world overnight.

All too often we tend to focus on the negative things in our lives when in fact there are many more positive things that happen in our daily experience.

How to Win Friends & Influence People is a classic and I consider it to be recommended reading for anyone who wants to improve themselves and their lives.

The simple truth is that people want to be liked and made to feel important.

People like to be reminded of who they really are and how important they are in this world.

Remind them of these things and make them feel special and watch at how quickly you win friends and influence them at the same time.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

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