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July 17, 2006

Hi [[firstname]],

When I was a line manager, I was always under 
enormous day-to-day stress. So much so that I had 
chronic headaches … I mean every day. I would take 
10 Excedrin each day just to get through the 
challenges of each day. 

I loved my job and was not about to give in to the pain. 
So I constantly pursued a solution to my stress problem. 
Of all the doctors' help I received, bio-feedback 
produced the best results. I never did get headache 
free but bio-feedback helped me continue my career in 

Bio-feedback is a simple procedure where you are taught 
relaxation methods and then "wired" into an electronic 
monitoring system that reads your stress level. As you 
develop your relaxation methods, you can hear (by tone) 
and see by reading stress meters how well you are doing.

If you are bothered by stress, I recommend trying bio-
feedback as a method for reducing it. 

OK, so let's take a break and relax. Go someplace where 
it is quite and you can get away from the day-to-day 
stress. Take some deep breaths and try to relax your 
body. When you have put the day-to-day stress aside, 
your ready to read my story of the day, "The Dale 
Carnegie Story." Enjoy!

Have a nice day, keep the faith, and stay connected.

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Back in the 60's, I was a Dale Carnegie student. At 
each class meeting we had an extemporaneous speech 
competition. Each speaker would pick a topic out of 
a hat, step up to the podium and then give a five-
minute talk on the subject. On this one occasion, I 
drew "sex" as my subject and although it at first 
seemed difficult, I came up with a good speech and 
won the best speech trophy.

When I got home, my wife and some of her lady friends 
were playing bridge. "How did it go tonight," my wife 
asked. "Great," I said, "I won the best speech award." 
One of her lady friends asked what my speech was about. 
With all the ladies in the room, I was embarrassed to 
say sex so I answered, "Sailing." 

The next day a friend calls my house and my wife 
answered the phone. He asked her what she thought of 
her husband winning the best speech trophy last night. 
She responded, "I don't know how he ever won it, he's 
only done it three times---the first time he was so 
confused that he forgot what to do---the second time 
he was so nervous he got sick---the last time he was 
so excited, he fell off." 

Although this story didn't happen, I was at one time a 
Dale Carnegie student. I was also an active member of 
Toastmasters. I recommend both of these organizations 
to anyone who is pursuing a career in management. One 
of the important characteristics of a leader is his/
her ability to "think on their feet," both of these 
organizations can help you develop this skill.


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