This is the next book that I'm reading to write a lesson for the website.
This morning I was blown away by a few thoughts on just two pages and I asked myself, "Why wait?" Therefore, you get a few nuggets as I read along to think about and ponder.
This section especially made me want to tell you all now.
The author is talking about how learning to relate better to people is the key to anything. It would have helped me with my shyness and it will help my daughter with her boldness (once she learns it). But it was these sentences that made me stop and say, "let them know".
Quote - "Purdue University kept careful records of its engineering graduates over a period of slightly more than five years. The earnings of those who made the very highest marks in school - those who appeared to have really mastered all the technical details and to have had the brains to master their profession, were compared with the earnings of those who made the lowest marks. There was barely $200 per year difference. But when the earnings of those graduates who had demonstrated a marked ability to deal with others in social situations were compared, it was found that they averaged about 15 percent more than of those in the "smart" group, and about 33 percent more than of those with low personality ratings."
Now I don't know how they rate personalities but I do know that engineers tend to have very strong personalities and need to learn how to care more about others feelings. So the fact that those who did learn how to deal with people better made 15% more than those who just knew the work better is amazing.
To tie this in with the website ...if you could learn the information here (maybe actually get the books and read them for yourself for an additional push) and apply it in life, you could out rank all the people who just know the facts better.
I'm thinking of you Choleric types right now and how you are getting excited about learning this advantage to make you the most successful person you can be.
A little farther down the page there was another sentence that I just had to tell you about.
Quote "when you boil personality down to its basic ingredients, it is nothing more than the ability to interest and serve other people."
The average person wants to know how you can entertain them or what you can do for them and if you fit neither of the categories, what's the point of spending their time on you. It's harsh but I've run into quite a few people like this in my day.
Learning how to understand people and interact with them better will allow them to see you as worthy and an investment into their life. Which is another good reason to learn the information on this website and put it into action in your life.