Have you ever wanted to simply be two places at the same exact time? No hassle, no worries. You could just do everything that you needed to do, without worrying about having to pick and choose?
That was my mindset last week. After a week of anticipation following my Dale Carnegie Orientation Session, I was pumped for session 1, when we learn how to remember names. This is definitely an area that I could use some work on, and I was in such great expectation for it… until I found out about another obligation I had to make that night, which was mandatory. The SAME exact night of the session.. .at the same exact time. What are the odds?
So the question that immediately popped into my head… What do I do? What do I choose? Can I PLEASE just be two places at the same time?
It’s a common experience for Americans, who have a tendency to be too busy for their own good, to have to prioritize, and almost MASTER the art of decision making. Life is all about making decisions, whether they are the right decisions, or whether they are easier decisions to make. In Dale Carnegie’s Secrets of Success, also known as the Goldenbook, there is a section that elucidates the art of reducing stress and worry. A lot of times, when we have so many things to do in so little time, that overwhelming, straining feeling we all know as pressure has the power to surmount us when we have to make such difficult decisions. This is one of the reasons why I am so glad that I am taking the class because one of the principles they take pride in is reducing stress and worry – How to live in day tight compartments, how to face trouble and how to remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.
There will be many times in life where you have to decide, not necessarily what is more important to get done, but in what order will getting these things done help your day to day lives run a tad bit smoother? In what ways can I prioritize in order to make things easier on myself, and those around me?
The 12 week Dale Carnegie Course is designed for the busy person in mind. Dale Carnegie recognizes that many individuals cannot meet the requirements for 12 weeks…and that’s okay. Even when you miss a session, you have plenty of time to make it up and pick up right where you left off. The Dale Carnegie course is flexible and adaptable; they want to make sure that they are meeting your needs as much as possible so you are able to obtain as much valued information as you can. Right now I am enrolled in the 12 week course at the Novi location, but I can make it up wherever the other courses are offered. Troy, Ann Arbor, Jackson, you name it. And you have a year to make it up. How awesome is that?
I know you are probably wondering; Will I still be able to participate in graduation at the end of the course? The answer is not yes…it’s absolutely. Regardless of whether or not you have made up all the sessions you have missed, you will still be able to receive a certificate at the end of the course and be able to participate in graduation. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that.
Although I have only been familiar with Dale Carnegie for a month or so, I am learning so much throughout my journey thus far. Dale Carnegie is not only a course that teaches principles that touch upon effective communication skills, but it gives valuable expertise on how to manage your day to day schedules and eliminate that agony you receive when faced with too many choices.
I am looking forward to making up session one next month, and blogging about session two within the next week. Stayed tuned!
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