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Summary of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R.Covey

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In 1989, Steven Covey published a business book, or was it a self-help book? Actually, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a hybrid. Like a Toyota Prius or a Ford Focus blends electricity and gasoline to maximize efficiency, one can blend the way he or she conducts business and leads their personal lives to benefit both. The two are intertwined and when you lead life with poise, astuteness, dignity, and a sense of purpose, success can be achieved. The paradigm or way to think about things is changed.

A habit is a pattern derived from frequent repetition. It becomes an unconscious choice to act a certain way with oneself or with others. A habit can be as simple as waking up at dawn or saying thank you when a person lends you a favor. Covey puts forth that all successful people share these seven habits, which become an integral part of a person's character. By striving to implement these character traits into our own lives, we can be effective and successful too.

Changing our habit's to mirror those in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is not simple. A process may require baby steps when our instincts tell us to take giant leaps. Fortitude is required but the payoff is enormous.

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  • Lindsey Halberg
  • 27-07-2018

Ended majestically!

This audiobook is short but it's ended majestically. I'm so excited to tell my friends I've learned from it.

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  • Charlene Anderson Coston
  • 25-02-2020

Great information to put into use.

Good book will continue to listen to it over and over until. I master some if not all of the 7 Habits.

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  • Jenee Bradeen
  • 27-07-2018

I found this book interesting and useful.

The author's recommendations are easy to follow, effective, and helpful. I liked this book and I'm glad to add it to my library. I recommend this guide for those who need such type of information. It is worth listening.

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  • Chiquita Coats
  • 27-07-2018

Amazing audiobook indeed!

This was a great quick to understand to get high-level points of the book. I liked it and recommend it.

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  • Edda Bethea
  • 27-07-2018

Wow, this book really puts it all together.

Wow, this book really puts it all together. I was impressed by the author's ability to clearly explain the 7 habits without a lot of diverging. I really liked the explanation on win-win, win-lose, lose-win, and lose-lose. Highly recommended.

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  • Katerine Gregory
  • 27-07-2018

This is an excellent summary.

This is an excellent summary. I received this summary from my friend and I was happy to do this. I'd read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People a few years ago, so I had a vague recollection of what it is about.

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  • Codi Phares
  • 27-07-2018

Highly recommended!

I loved listening to this summary! It refreshed me on all of the important parts and themes and took less than 30 minutes. Highly recommended!

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  • Inocencia Dvorak
  • 27-07-2018

This is the audio book I've been looking for.

If you are looking for the information about the summary, then it is a great book for you. All I need to learn is here.

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  • Angelic Vandehey
  • 27-07-2018

A timeless book that every high achiever should ow

These are the type of books that can make a difference in your life. It is a tool to grow on a professional, personal, and spiritual level. Word of advice: take notes and reference back to the book on how to establish these habits. A timeless book that every high achiever should own.

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  • Layne Mccoy
  • 27-07-2018

Exceptional.

A compass for you highest priorities. Describes your effectiveness and getting everything in to be at your best and happiest.

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  • Fabzie
  • 19-03-2017

Good little snippet of the main book

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My boss recommended it to me and decided to use this summary to see if it was worth buying the main book. Answer is yes it was and the snippet is a good reference to come back to as a reminder every now and then as its only 30mins long.

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Simple explanations, easy to get on with.

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worth the small amount of money.