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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

When it comes to books recommended for entrepreneurs and business people, there is one that lands on almost every list and has been since 1989 (that's 29 years!) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey, is a powerful and honest work showing the path to self-improvement through specific take-away lessons ... If you haven't read it, you will likely be thinking, "How does a 'self-help' book stay relevant over 28 years?" Well, Professor Covey shows us that there is something that remains relevant over time to living a full and "effective" life.


Character and ethics are the main concepts behind all habits. He ensures that the reader understands that, in order to lead the life he desires, his beliefs are centered around those core goals and beliefs, starting with the ultimate goal and shaping his daily life, including personal, family and professional life must build. The other main key is a willingness to actually take a step back, look at yourself objectively, and be open to changing one's mindset and habits to match these core values.


Only when you have fully established your own core values, or what he calls a personal mission statement, can you begin to change and reflect on your habits and lifestyle. One of the most highly acclaimed ideas highlighted in the book is time management through what Dr. Covey calls the "Time Management Matrix". It's an easy-to-use tool that helps us imagine how we're dividing our time. It helps us understand that we should take care of the things that are urgent and important, but that the things that are not urgent but still important are the things that we normally put aside. It shows us that this is what makes many people feel ineffective in their lives, and that if we allow time to do things that are important but not necessarily time-sensitive, we can achieve our long-term goals over time.

Why have the 7 habits remained very influential over the years? Probably because the ideals listed as habits are at the core of our human nature. They don't change with time and social norms, they are linked to our instincts and find a balance that works for everyone. Everyone, regardless of their activity or lifestyle, can apply them to their own needs and ideals.

Surely a book to put on your reading list!