Great principles for life, but it's too hard to get past this poor recording. You hear every lip smack and small mouth noise coming out of his mouth and it's grating and irritating to say the least. It completely takes away from the material being shared. I've heard this is the first audiobook to sell 1 million copies and I honestly have no idea how so many people can tolerate the DISGUSTING mouth noises.
Disgusting and distracting mouth noises. Did they not have water for him in the studio? Did no one go back and edit the audio?
Listening to the content is the entire purpose.
Outside of the bible, I've never read any matterial that addresses choices in living as purely.
I prefer his older works to this recording because those were the ones that I first heard and their impact on me at the time was life changing.
Definitely. While I have read and hear the content before, as the listener your view points and experiences change from year to year as does your learning of the content. It's the same, but we are different, and you need time to digest and think about what you've heard.
This content was life changing for me 20 years ago and it continues to be the best tune-up material, outside of the Bible, that I have ever learned.
Yes, it's life transforming - applied it will make life on earth more satisfying and less frustrating. If you are around people who DON"T apply these principles, its rather sad to see how they fight themselves getting things done.
Getting Things Done, however that book is about tactics, this is the strategy. Read this first.
The Big Rocks, Small Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, water illustration
The Big Rocks, Small Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, water illustration which I think of at least once a week.
I can't say enough about this book, and the follow up, FIRST THINGS FIRST. This is the one book other than the Bible that I find myself re-reading over and over and over again. It took my TEN YEARS just to feel that I got the first Three and the Last habit down. Working on the rest. I'd also suggest "Boundaries" and "Be the Person you want to Be" as transformative books to read if you are into self improvement.
It was a good summary of some ways to focus attention and the arrangement was good.
WAY too long. Reiterate the same point over and over again and do so in a way that almost insults the intelligence. Also, the fabled "7 habits" are never clearly articulated as a unit at any point -- only mentioned in the various chapters, almost in passing. Thus, if, for instance, the reader already practiced one or more of these suggestions, there is no "skipping around" to pick up the remainders. Instead, one has to wade though all the junk to get to one or two nuggets.
Narrated by the author. The "preachyness" came right thru. If I wanted a sermon, I'd have gone to church.
The 7 habits are good ideas if you can ever separate the wheat from the chaff. The Cliff Notes would be a LOT better.
One of my first Audible purchases. The title really gets you, imagining it will shed some enlightenment in your life when in actuality the drag on story almost puts you to sleep. Perhaps if the narrator had more interesting voice and tone it wouldn't be so umbearable. I did not get to part two, due to dragging on of the read and the voice behind it!
Quite a bit.
I have already forgot the book.
Don't get a slut to be a narrator.
I recommend this book to anyone open enough and brave enough to change
When I realized I was the problem.
Stephen Covey's speech patern just drove me nuts....He said Circle all the time... and it came out SHIRCLE!! I couldn't get past it!! I know I'm petty.... ?:^P
Commuting 2 hours a day to and from work allows me the pleasure of listening to many books where I would otherwise not have time to read
I sure wish Steven Covey would have written a book detailing how the 7 habits are used with the Franklin Covey planner. I have been using the planner system for 14 years now and would love a refresher course. This book is the foundation of personal organization.
yes, it makes you see things from a good perspective
the emphasis on what is important
Yes, if it was in a field that interested me.
I haven't got that far yet, sorry!
He read too fast! Slow down, please!
Not really, as it's more of a life-skills book. But I would vote for George Clooney, anyway, if it needed an actor!
Listening via audiobooks is a good way to 'read' the book while walking the dog or driving to work!