What books have made a big impact on your life?
Books can be very powerful. A great book can be life-changing. For me, I try to read at least one book per week (50 per year) and I even do a weekly book recommendation on my social media accounts – You should check them out! In the #CJJblog this week, I wanted to do a review on an oldie, but goodie… The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by: Stephen Covey. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Here are a few of my thoughts and things the book reinforced for me. Enjoy.
- Be proactive. You are the programmer of your life. Take responsibility of your own actions. Look yourself in the mirror each day and say to yourself “I am responsible.”
- Begin with the end in mind. Do you have a Personal Mission Statement? Are you clear on your goals and values? I want to be a role model to others and help make their dreams come true.
- First things first. Discover your own priorities by writing them out and identifying the most important ones. Don’t aim for immediate gratitude when supporting others. Also, make sure to prioritize your roles as a person (parent, friend, sibling, coworker, etc.).
- Think win-win. When interacting with someone, the solution or result should always be a win-win. If it’s a win-lose situation, there should be no deal.
- Speak first to understand. Not to respond and be understood. Are you a good listener? How do you make others feel heard?
- Synergize. The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. In relationships, it’s important that one plus one equals greater than two.
- Sharpen the saw. There are four main aspects of your life to continuously sharpen: spiritual, physical, spiritual, and social. How are you improving your life in these categories?
- Time management matrix. Q1: Urgent and Important – Q2: Important, but Not Urgent – Q3: Not Important, but Urgent – Q4: Not Urgent and Not Important
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Life Tip #40: Add more disciplines to your life to become a more attractive person.