21 Day Carnegie Challenge

by robertr

March 13th, 2013

Social media sites contain a lot of negativity – it’s unfortunate how many people use social media to criticize, condemn and complain.  Our personal social media sites represent our personal brand and are a large part of the impression we make on others.  Do you want to be seen as a complainer or a leader?

Take the 21 Day Carnegie Challenge to not post any criticism, complaints, condemnations, or negativity and instead post sincere praise, appreciation, and recognition to status updates that you like, respect and admire.  How many genuine compliments can you post to the social media sites of those in your network?  How many authentic “likes” can you offer?  How many positive comments can you share?  Keep track of ways in which your social network responds to your efforts by focusing on the good in others, and report on the change on the 21-Day Carnegie Challenge Blog!

Each month, Dale Carnegie Training will award a prize to the most inspiring blog entry.

Join conversations with others also taking the challenge, comment below to get started!

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  1. Jen /


  2. Jen /

    adjust t change

  3. Jay /

    I am taking the challenge…

  4. NameKathleen Lane /

    Starting from zero here. Aged out of most recent job. Trying to build a work/life plan at 61 years old. Mr. Carnegie’s words hold hope.

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  6. Mike Cunningham /

    I hear you. Peace from Cancun

  7. Harjit Takkar /

    I appreciate the collection of tips. These are mot only very realistic and effective. While a lot people belive in aggression and this misunderstand it of task orientation. The effective leaders run teams for longer time and produce better results.

  8. Geno Bestenbier /

    I hear you, however, you would have to work tirelessly trying to get them engaged and it could end up costing more in effort that just paying them proper market-related salaries. Nothing disengages an employee more than knowing that they’re being under-paid.

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  11. joe /

    For sales meeting

  12. Treion Muller /

    I am a South African American with a made-up French name looking to live a happy life by making other people happy

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  16. Steve /

    Good read

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  18. Charles Ken Huntoon /

    Attempted to take course first in either 1987(?) or 1988(?), but had to break off and leave because something came up, I had to leave; my second attempt the very next year (1988 or 1989) I completed you’re. Remember my class leaders had vibrant, lively personalities, great leaders, thoroughly enjoyed being with them and learned lots of stuff. Been thinking about them past few days but cannot remember their last name or his first name, though (her name is Jannie sp ?). If you could find their names would there be some possible way could get that to me? I would greatly appreciate it, thank you. Ken.

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  21. Gary M. Gordon /

    Prior to my reading the book “how to win friends and influence people” I have been trying to incorporate many of these principles into my life, but after reading the book, the clarity of how and why became clear and I am now achieving great success. I am also looking at ways to take things even to a higher level as I truly believe that these principles are more important than any technical knowledge I might feel are vital in my career and life. I’m now on a wonderful journey and enjoying the daily changes I’m seeing from everyone I meet and engage with.

  22. Klas Bergman /

    Mitt mål är att vara så vänlig som jag kan under 3 veckor.. Inte kritisera, inte sprida negativism, inte påpeka saker med negativa förtecken. Bara göra mitt allra allra bästa för att säga positiva saker till människor i lin omgivning under tre veckor . Jag är söker på att det kommer art påverka mig inen positiv riktning och få mig att bli en mer uppskattad människa och bli mer positiv.

  23. Avijit Singh /

    Live in Singapore. Currently serving National Service.

  24. Lesley /

    Change is good

  25. donna diaz /

    There is no happiness in having or in getting but in giving.

  26. Robert /

    I’m all in

  27. Shell /

    Would like to try this !

  28. NameShell /

    I am taking the challenge

  29. NameNameShell /

    me too

  30. Shell /

    me too

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    send me daily posts.

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  36. DelLiely /

    Taking a Risk:
    I listened to all of the comments about the gentleman who came from Liberia to the US with Ebola. It is my understanding that he acquired the disease helping a very ill woman in his country who had the disease. He risked his life to help her. That’s what great leaders do: they serve and they take risks

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  38. Mike /

    In a world that often seems to bombard us all with an almost constant diet of criticisms, condemnations, and complaints, it certainly can do without my assistance in piling on. Instead, perhaps a little revolution is in order, one that begins with myself and can affect my little world, becoming infectious to those I come in contact with. Today, and for the next 21 days, I choose to be positive and leave condemnation, criticism, and complaining out of my social media circles, and instead be very sincere in my praises, appreciations, and personal recognitions with others, focusing much much less on myself, and much more on others. I say this to get serious and to hold myself accountable.

  39. Debra /

    I am glad that I woke up this morning with a mind to make a difference

  40. Bassel Dajani /

    I would like to receive daily messages on my mail.

  41. Leo /

    Sign me up!

  42. Tim /

    Rejoined Facebook to participate in the 21 day challenge as part of a big life change