Habits

Some people have some habits that drive you crazy, and those habits actually keep them from having the full success that they aspire to in their lives. More at: www.LeeCockerell.com

 Habits!

Some people have some habits that drive you crazy, and those habits actually keep them from having the full success that they aspire to in their lives.

I think that after all these years if I had to pick one book to study and to read over and over, besides mine, I would still pick the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Stephen R. Covey years ago.  The advice in this book is timeless; and if you can master these 7 Habits, you will have a very satisfying career and personal life.

The 7 Habits are as follows:

Private Victory

Habit 1:  Be Proactive

                   Principles of Personal Vision

Habit 2:  Begin With the End in Mind

                   Principles of Personal Leadership

Habit 3:  Put First Things First

                   Principles of Personal Management

Public Victory

Habit 4:  Think Win/Win

                    Principles of Interpersonal Leadership

Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

                     Principles of Empathic                       

                     Communication

Habit 6:  Synergize

                     Principles of Creative Communication

Renewal

Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw

                     Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal

 

  • If you have the discipline, which is Habit No. 3, to study this book, you will then have performed Habit No. 7
  • If you have no vision, which is Habit No. 1, you might end up in the wrong place and be very unhappy. 
  • Habit No. 4 is good for both parties.  
  • Habit No. 5 is about listening, so you understand the issues before you try to be understood.  This way you address the right thing. 
  • The entire world does a bad job with Habit No. 6; and last but not least,
  • Habit No. 2 discusses closing your eyes and trying to imagine what people are going to say about you at your own funeral.  It is in your hands right now what they will say on that fateful day and even if anyone shows up.  Have fun with this very thought-provoking book.  Don’t read it—study it! 

Have a good week out there and please recommend my book and website to your contacts…..They will be glad you did….Lee

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