Saturday, March 28, 2015

April 2

Principle: Self-government in and through Christ leads to liberty.

We were sure blessed to hear from Sister Daniela Larsen this last week. She encouraged us to commit to life-long learning and to adopt the attitude of a life-long learner. She also asked us to consider what our "Why" is - Why are you getting an education? She said that your 'why' matters a whole lot more than your 'how' or 'what.' She referenced a great TED talk by Simon Sinek called "Start With Why." She taught us a whole bunch of really great things and it was really wonderful to hear it all!

This week we begin our readings of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.  You will be so glad you read this book!!! I read this book for the first time as an adult several years ago, and I remember exclaiming how I wish I had read it many years before, and how I thought everyone ought to read this book for all the good it can do for individuals, families, and societies - even the world! Don't miss this opportunity!

NOTE: While we've known that there are quite a few editions of this book out there, it has come to our attention that there are quite a few versions out there. For the purposes of our class and the unity of our discussions, we feel it would be best to read a version that is as close as possible to the one linked to above, and shown here to the left.

The requirements for earning Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master level work are as follows:
Apprentice: Read an hour's worth of the readings
Journeyman: Finish the readings
Master: Finish the readings and write your thoughts and insights/inspirations in your Truth Book about the readings in a meaningful way. Remember, this is YOUR education!

The inspirement for this week:
Read the first installment of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" which is Part I Chapters 1-3, keeping in mind the requirements for earning an A, J, & M. (see above) We encourage you to underline things in this chapter that you like or think are important, and write your thoughts or questions in the margins. Dig in to these chapters and you will be amazed at all the riches you'll find! (see reading schedule below) 

From the book:
Principle 2: Give honest and sincere appreciation.

Core Leadership Class
Reading Schedule
How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Have them read by:
Part I Chpt 1-3 (44 pgs)
April 2
Part II Chpt 1-6 (54 pgs)
April 9 (Spring Break but read anyway!)
Part III Chpt 1-6 (45 pgs)
April 16
Part III Chpt 7-12 (35 pgs)
April 23
Part IV Chpt 1-9 (43 pgs)
April 30

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