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Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 pm
by Carguy85
So I just read Dale Carnegie’s “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” after it being recommended on this forum. This is the first book I’ve ever read cover to cover aside from bedtime stories to my kids. At first, when I had my wife get the book off Amazon, she laughed because she knows I hate reading more than an article or two and certainly wouldn't be reading a book just because. I had recently been feeling burnout and have been a constant worrier for a long time even though I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for. I’ve had the best work week in a long time keeping his words in mind. Coming from a guy that hates books, I highly recommend it! Ready for another...I think.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:43 pm
by sycamore
Congrats on finding a book that helps & give needed perspective for you.

If you're looking for book recommendations, there's plenty over in the What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? mega thread :happy

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:55 pm
by iamblessed
Try reading The Millionaire Next Door

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Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:55 pm
by Flobes
Carguy85 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 pm Ready for another...I think.
If you liked Dale Carnegie, you'll love this:
Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
by John Bogle

From Amazon blurbage:
Page by page, Bogle thoughtfully considers what "enough" actually means as it relates to money, business, and life.
• Reveals Bogle's unparalleled insights on money and what we should consider as the true treasures in our lives
• Details the values we should emulate in our business and professional callings
• Contains thought-provoking life lessons regarding our individual roles in society.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:01 pm
by Carguy85
Thanks for the suggestions... will look into them

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Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:10 pm
by abuss368
iamblessed wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:55 pm Try reading The Millionaire Next Door
Excellent book. I learned much.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:12 pm
by abuss368
Look at any book by Jack Bogle.

Also consider John Brennan "Straight Talk on Investing": https://www.amazon.com/Straight-Talk-In ... 278&sr=8-6

Any of the three Bogleheads books are excellent.

All deserve a place on your bookshelf.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:53 pm
by LadyGeek
If you want to go "all in", read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".

"Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain" by Dale Carnegie

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:56 pm
by Taylor Larimore
Carguy85 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 pm So I just read Dale Carnegie’s “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” after it being recommended on this forum. This is the first book I’ve ever read cover to cover aside from bedtime stories to my kids. At first, when I had my wife get the book off Amazon, she laughed because she knows I hate reading more than an article or two and certainly wouldn't be reading a book just because. I had recently been feeling burnout and have been a constant worrier for a long time even though I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for. I’ve had the best work week in a long time keeping his words in mind. Coming from a guy that hates books, I highly recommend it! Ready for another...I think.
Carguy85:

Thank you for your post.

I am one of the few adult students who flunked The Dale Carnegie Course in Miami which emphasised the importance of public speaking (which scared me). I took the Course a second time and managed to graduate. Afterwards, I spent 15 years teaching public speaking in the evening divisions of the Dade County School System and the American Banking Association--and loved doing it.

My second worst fear was the sport of boxing. Despite my fear, I took up the sport and eventually became captain of the Riverside Military Academy boxing team and later became light-heavyweight champion at the University of Miami.

Lesson learned: "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."

I highly recommend Dale Carnegie’s “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” and "How to Win Friends and Influence People." These two books changed my life.

Best wishes.
Taylor
Jack Bogle's Words of Wisdom: “The courage to press on regardless–regardless of whether we face calm seas or rough seas, and especially when the market storms howl around us–is the quintessential attribute of the successful investor.”

Re: "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain" by Dale Carnegie

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:44 pm
by abuss368
Taylor Larimore wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Lesson learned: "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."
Thank you Taylor for the excellent wisdom and advice in life!

I have learned much from you and will always be thankful.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:33 pm
by egrets
I don't think I would take up boxing. Sometimes fear is telling you something, like avoid things that can damage brain cells.

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Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:10 pm
by Carguy85
Taylor,
I feel a bit of an honor for you to respond to this thread! "How to Win Friends and Influence People” I think is one of my next books...I saw where someone posted (maybe you) the 30 bullet points of what I think was this book and the expansion of such points looks like an interesting and helpful read no doubt. I took a screenshot of the points but it doesn’t show what thread or who posted it. Thanks to all that responded. Several great suggestions that I will be looking further in to....giving up TV over a year ago has been one of my smarter life changes...about that time I also found this website!

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Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:36 pm
by bertilak
Carguy85 wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:10 pm Taylor,
I feel a bit of an honor for you to respond to this thread! "How to Win Friends and Influence People” I think is one of my next books...I saw where someone posted (maybe you) the 30 bullet points of what I think was this book and the expansion of such points looks like an interesting and helpful read no doubt. I took a screenshot of the points but it doesn’t show what thread or who posted it. Thanks to all that responded. Several great suggestions that I will be looking further in to....giving up TV over a year ago has been one of my smarter life changes...about that time I also found this website!
Is this it?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=280892&p=4540723#p4540723

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:54 pm
by Carguy85
Yes! Thanks

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Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:34 pm
by AAA
I read How to Stop Worrying and Start Living many years ago and vaguely remember even then that Carnegie had some outdated notions about things. But putting that aside, I did find the book helpful.

Re: Just read my first book cover to cover....thanks!!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm
by Carguy85
Given it came out in 1948 there are a few things outdated but overall very relevant. I was disappointed when I first realized it was written so long ago (when I opened the book) but started reading and was pleasantly surprised... so much of it is timeless accounts/advice.