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Professional Development

Unfortunately college misses the mark when it comes to key areas of personal development. The purpose of this page is to share some great educational resources that helped me grow and develop. 


Dale Carnegie

Winning friends and influencing people by Dale Carnegie. I believe this is a great book to start with. You will gain a key fundamental understanding how to work with people and win them over. The communication skills taught in this book will help you succeed.

Dale Carnegie Key Concepts

Principles

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
  2. Give honest and sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager need or want.
  4. Become genuinely interested in other people.
  5. Smile.
  6. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  8. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
  9. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.
  10. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
  11. Show respect for other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.”
  12. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
  13. Begin in a friendly way.
  14. Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.
  15. Let the other person do a a great deal of the talking.
  16. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
  17. Try honestly to see things from the other persons point of view.
  18. By synthetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
  19. Appeal to the other nobler motives.
  20. Dramatize your ideas.
  21. Throw down a challenge.
  22. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  23. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
  24. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  25. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  26. Let the other person save face.
  27. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your appreciation and lavish in your praise.”
  28. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  29. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  30. Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

DESIRE

FAITH

AUTO SUGGESTION

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE 

IMAGINATION

ORGANIZED PLANNING

DECISION 

PERSISTENCE

POWER OF THE MASTER MIND

TRANSMUTATION OF SEX 

SUBCONCIOUS MIND

BRAIN

THE SIX SENSE 



Verbal Advantage

Obtain a Harvard level vocabulary through studying this program. This program is a must for all who wish to add value to your communication skills. There is a irrefutable correction between income and a solid command of vocabulary. The ability to communicate underscores success. 

Toastmasters

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7 Habits of Highly Successful People

This is considered one of the cornerstones for successful habits. A great read and a solid formula for how to navigate our time. 

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw