Read N Review: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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How to Win Friends and Influence People. Who wouldn’t want to know that?? Originally published in 1936, this one is for sure an oldie, but a goodie. A book that many seem to know (and love), and for those that haven’t read it, I’d bet they have at least heard of it. The beautiful thing about this book is that just about anyone can relate to the information inside regardless of your occupation, gender, social status, etc.

Through Dale Carnegie‘s various courses and professional development teachings, he has been improving individual and business performance all over the world. Some of these courses include sales, effective speaking/human relations, and management seminars.

As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but to think of all of the different scenarios throughout my life where his teachings would have come in handy. In my roles as a salesperson while working retail, to being a student and presenting to my classmates, and even being a good friend and learning how to communicate better.

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Read N Review: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

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In an effort to start reading more, I downloaded the Kindle app on my phone a few months ago with a goal to knock out at least one book a month and continue with my RNR series here on the blog where I review a book each month. If you remember from May, I reviewed by friend Zoey’s book, Beauty in the Breakdown. If you haven’t already, go check it out now. It’s a good one.

One of the most recent books I finished is Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. I originally found out about this book through the Tim Ferriss Podcast, in which Rolf was being interviewed and was discussing the art of long term world travel. At the time I heard the episode, I was getting ready to make the move overseas but hadn’t gotten around to reading the book until now.

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First Generation

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This topic has been heavy on my heart for the past couple of days as I am thinking about my departure from Italy and getting ready to see my family for the first time after 1 year. I wanted to write this post to talk about my thoughts as a first generation American living in Italy.

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