I am a twenty-something Californian who works in the field of human services, particularly empowering youth who are blind and visually impaired to find their way on their path to adulthood.
I enjoyed Stephen Covey's theories and techniques on living a great life. However, I found it tough to listen to him and keep up with all the ideas because they are at times complex.
I believe this book to be much more enjoyable in text, where you can go back and re-read sections you need to understand more and use them as a reference. It is very difficult to refer back to a specific section when you're listening.
Mr. Covey's narration was nice, but could have been a bit more interesting or passionate. His ideas are amazing, so I wish the narration would've matched that. It's very hard to listen to words that feel
No. Sometimes it inspired me to turn it off because it became a little to monotonous for audio listening.
I +1 Books.
- Be Proactive. Live on purpose.
- Begin with the mnd in mind. Think where you want to go, what you want to see.
- Put first things first. You can be busy and do nothing.
- Think Win-Win. The real win is when not only you win.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen. Learn to listen.
- Synergize. Alone you can do nothing.
- Sharpen the Saw. Invest in your skills.
Rework is the best about business. 9 Steps by Stever is the best about Productivity. And 7 Habits is the BEST and the MOST PRACTICAL book about everything else. Period. Can’t wait to read/listen this book for the second, third time.
This book is quite enlightening. It also affirmed and clarified many thoughts I had in my mind. I listened to it twice, and I believe I will listen to it over and over.
I enjoyed listening to Covey read his own book. Not too fast, not too slow and monotonous. I found myself jotting down random notes from the book as I listened. I will certainly listen to it again.
Hard to get through at times when he reiterates simple concepts ad museum. Best listened to at double speed because narration is slow. It is not without worth, but time invested makes it low on value. Long slow read to get a few good parts that really resonate. Paper version would be better so that it is easyier to skip thru and make notes.
A truly valuable tool, not merely a book, that can potentiallty transform your life into a truly effective interdependent member of society. It provided great analogies, visualization techniques, application tools, and real world translatability. I hear it every night to remind myself constantly the actions I must take daily to become and remain highly effective.
This book has helped me in more areas of my life than I imagined it could have. I would highly recommend it. It is an added bonus that Mr. Covey narrates it himself.
You really can't have too many outside distractions while listening to this book. The reader is monotone making the book hard to listen to. The content is very good and worth the struggle.
I was back and forth the whole time with this book. There is certainly a sprinkling of useful insights. However most of the book is a long drawn out explanation of what he calls "common" traits among non "correct" people followed by an explanation of the "correct" way which most of us already implement. Sure there are a few of us out there who are totally off track. I am willing to bet if you are considering buying this book you are probably not one of these people!
I was also very put off by all of the biblical references and quotations. I don't want or need any of these oppressive ideas to guide a successful life for myself.