You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in them than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
Pretty powerful stuff there, home skillet.
True story: The book I keep on my nightstand is Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's the best, most useful, most ass-kicking book on the art of dealing with people than any other hogwash I've ever read.
So I'm going to go out on a limb here and ask you to read it, too. No, I'm not an affiliate, but you bet your ass Dale is getting mad kudos wherever his spirit has landed since he kicked the bucket about 70 years ago.
The great thing is this book stands the test of time. There is nothing you can't apply to your real life. It's a deep dive into human pyschology and how to roll with people in a way that's genuine and true. I'll reread the chapters until the end of time. Because knowing how to deal with people = fun = creative = getting what you want the awesome way = freedom.
So, do you have $10.00 or less to spend? Yes? Good. Do you have 3 minutes to find his book from the Google or Amazon or Barnes + Noble? Rockin'. (PS- Don't buy the book for the digital age--just the classic tome is all you need.) Do you have a nanosecond to click 'buy'? Cool. Let's have a lively discussion when you get it and gush over how this stuff should be taught for all of time. And then, let's be friends. Because I like you already.
with many wins + many friends,