The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Book Review
Life Gives You What You Need If You Are Willing to Listen
I happened to be listening to a podcast while scraping baby oatmeal off the floor when motivational speaker Lisa Nicoles mentioned that The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People served as a foundation for turning her life around. When I looked it up and saw the Amazon review, I knew it had to be my pushing off point too, but there was one little problem.
The author, Stephen Covey, is an old white guy. I know, my mind was being racist as hell, sometimes (ok more than sometimes) I feel an author’s life experience and background is too far away from my own for anything that he has to say to be relevant. But I was so wrong!
The Book’s Strengths Are in the Basics
The secret to this book’s success are the same secrets that will lead to your success. It’s about creating a set of personal values, rules or guidelines to help you solve personal and professional problems. When I say basics, I mean stuff that toddlers can understand like fairness.
A Note to Those Who Have No Free Time for Book Reading
Because I felt in the thick, I first listened to the audiobook and then ordered the workbook to complete the exercises. This double-dip style gave me time to really investigate what I wanted. When the book asked what is your end goal, I really had no idea and that set me off on a bizarre journey of discovery that I’ll share later. Subscribe here for free email updates so you don’t miss a thing.
What are the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?
You will be hard-pressed to find this list on the internet because it is heavily copyrighted as it should be. I’m not trying to go to jail, but here’s how you can get access to this information for free. OR buy the workbook and check page 13.
Should You Buy The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?
Look, I’m not going into the business of sharing books with you that I don’t think you should read because none of us has time for that, but I do send this recommendation out with a bit of caution. BE READY to dive deep. Do not expect answers to be provided for you. This book is like an elliptical machine, it’s made for exercise but it won’t do the work for you.
This “book review” is general as hell, what gives?
Covey uses stories and anecdotes to pass along information. It is entertaining. Is that better? No really, this book isn’t about the words on the page. It’s really about YOU. For those of you that know me, trust me, and get your hands on it. For those of you that don’t, do it anyway and you’ll trust me from now on.
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Have you ever read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People? What did it do for you? Are you in a place to set the foundation for the rest of your life?