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There is no such thing as one big, magical ticket that is suddenly going to catapult you to the top in your career as a practitioner.  It is the little things that are going to get you there.  In “How to Win Friends & Influence People ” by Dale Carnegie, he gives six simple suggestions on how to make people like you.  When it comes to the little things that make a big difference, I suggest you start here.  You might soon find yourself well on your way to the top.

  • Become genuinely interested in other people – They will return the favor
  • Smile – It’s contagious and it makes people feel good
  • Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language – Call someone by their name every time you see them.  They will appreciate it and remember you
  • Be a good listener and encourage others to talk about themselves – It is their favorite subject and you instantly just became interesting
  • Talk in terms of the other person’s interests – It makes them feel comfortable around you
  • Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely – Everyone caves this feeling.  You will make friends fast.

While Mr. Dale Carnegie is a man of infinite wisdom, I might also like to add one little suggestion – or challenge rather.  In your quest to win over friends, make people like you and ultimately make your way to the top, I would also like to encourage you to hang up last when speaking on the phone.  It is easy to do.  Polite.  And no one likes hearing a big “CLICK”.  It makes the end of the conversation less abrupt and makes people know you care about them and aren’t anxious to get off the phone.  So don’t be a jerk.  Next time you are on the phone – hang up last.  It is the simple things that make successful practitioners.

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