Dale Carnegie Quote of The Week from Greg Bover

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)


Born into poverty in rural Missouri, Carnegie managed to get through the state teachers college, but got his first jobs selling correspondence courses, then soap and bacon. After an unsuccessful stint as an actor he began teaching public speaking through the YMCA and published a book on the subject for businessmen in 1926.  His second book ten years later, How to Win Friends and Influence People, made him an international celebrity, sold millions of copies and was translated into dozens of languages. It is still in print and still relevant today. Millions of people have taken the Dale Carnegie Training to improve their self-confidence, reduce their stress, and learn better communication skills. Carnegie’s ideas on leadership are widely taught in business schools and form the basis of many self-improvement courses.  He also observed: “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

Greg Bover

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