I have this in common with Warren Buffett

Doug Stewart
Jun 2, 2017 · 4 min read

In my opinion, Warren Buffett is one of the most brilliant & level-headed people of this generation. I can’t imagine there being a time when he was afraid to talk in front of a group. It baffles me.

And it’s true. Like many people, Mr. Buffett was afraid to let his voice be heard. Also like many people, Mr. Buffett experienced the Dale Carnegie Program.

I’m not sure how much I have in common with Mr Buffett, but I know this for sure,

The Dale Carnegie Program changed the way I saw myself, which change the way I saw the world, which change the way the world saw me, which changed The results I got. And that changed everything.

So, if you want to boost your self-confidence, your influence, your communication skills, and your income (Mr. Buffett says it will raise your value by 50%) then check out the Dale Carnegie Program.

If you’ve seen my TEDx talk you have a pretty good sense for how much of an attitude shift I had as a young man. It wasn’t long after that experience that I got the opportunity to take the Dale Carnegie Program.

And for the record, I contribute 100% of my public speaking success (including TEDx) to Dale Carnegie Training.

When I showed up at session 1, I didn’t have very high expectations. Honestly, I assumed it would be like other workshops I had attended. They’d give me some nebulous ideas about leadership and self confidence, pat me on my head, take my money, and send me on my way. That is the exact opposite of what I actually received.

The Dale Carnegie program took the desire I had to grow and develop and gave me methods and models to develop new skills. It also helped that there were eight consecutive sessions (one per week).

Having them spread out gave me an opportunity to go test what I was learning in the real world. Because the truth is, if training doesn’t work in the real world, it’s a waste of time money and resources.

By the end of the eight week process, I was a new person. I had developed new & tangible skills, and also had been given the tools to continue to develop the skills in even more meaningful ways.

I found that the Dale Carnegie program wasn’t just another course. It was an opportunity to set a new course. One that would open new doors, new opportunities, and new relationships.

I owe so much of my personal and professional happiness to that single eight week experience because it became a launchpad for my development.

I realized that at the end of the eight week process, I hadn't finished a course, I had built a foundation that I could continue to build on for the rest of my life.

It’s easy to look at people like Warren Buffett and think, of course it works for him, he’s one of the most brilliant human beings on this planet.

Well, that’s true.

And, it also works for me. A guy who graduated high school number 22 in his class. Oh yeah, you should also know that I went to a very small school and they were only 22 people in my graduating class.

If you are a human being (of any success or intelligence level) and would like to build a foundation that will give you greater self confidence, stronger communication, better relationships, and less stress, I would encourage you to consider the Dale Carnegie program.

If you’d like a sneak peek into the 30 principles that are taught in the program, check out this article I wrote about my constant need for training:

The point of training shouldn’t be to help you become someone you’re not, the point of training should be to help you become more of who you already are. That’s what the Dale Carnegie program did for me and it will do the same for you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would be honored if you would ❤️ it and share it with a friend.

For more about me, visit DougStewart919.com

To learn more about Dale Carnegie Training, visit DaleCarnegie.com or email me at Douglas.Stewart@DaleCarnegie.com.

You can find me on YouTube HERE or Facebook HERE or Twitter HERE or watch my TEDx Talk HERE.

Grammatical errors & misspellings complements of dyslexia : — )

Doug Stewart

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Dale Carnegie instructor | TEDx Presenter | Coach | Podcaster | Storyteller — Lives in Raleigh, North Carolina

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