How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

This book helped me understand how we, as human beings, connect well with each other. Through this book, we can also learn that our emotional attitude towards our work and life, in general, can greatly affect our daily lives.

Selection from the best-selling “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” By Dale Carnegie

This book helped me understand how we, as human beings, connect well with each other. Through this book, we can also learn that our emotional attitude towards our work and life, in general, can greatly affect our daily lives.

The Book in 3 Sentences

  • We can make not just our job, but also our life, more enjoyable by having a positive emotional attitude. In this case, “fake it ‘till we make it” might be a good strategy.
  • Let’s count our blessings, rather than our troubles. Gratitude goes a long way.
  • Understand other people’s points of view. Try to put ourselves in their shoes when talking to them.

Who Should Read It?

  • People who are tired of their job
  • People who want to have more friends and connections

How the Book Changed Me

This book changed my perspective when it comes to having a work-life balance. Most of the time, I tend to make things harder at work, as a perfectionist. However, this should not be the case. As the book suggested, we should measure our accomplishments not by how tired we are but by how tired we are not.

Since I’ve read Dale Carnegie’s book before on “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, this book reiterated to me the importance of winning friends and influencing people by being genuinely interested in their lives, making them feel important, and dealing with their emotions.

Favorite Quotes from the Book

  • When you feel particularly tired at the end of the day, it has been an inefficient day both as to quantity and quality.
  • Our emotional attitude usually has far more to do with producing fatigue than has physical exertion.
  • “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” -Marcus Aurelius
  • “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” -Logan Pearsall Smith
  • When dealing with people, let us remember that we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
  • The deepest urge in human nature is the “desire to be important.” -John Dewey

*Outline inspired by Ali Abdaal

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Robi Kate Miranda

Robi Kate Miranda

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Robi Miranda (she/her) is a 20-something writer, advocate, and changemaker from Bulacan, Philippines.