PRACTICAL REALISTIC RELATABLE
No. I made many bookmarks in places where I would've highlighted. I still might buy a hard copy.
Yes. It made me look at things differently. "Begin with the end in mind."
Worth the $$$ in ANY form!
All of it.
Dr. Covey is a great story teller.
His voice is addictive.
I am applying all of it to my daily life.
One of my ten most important books to read.
I only have 2 books in my library and this is definitely #1, so far. I am also new to using audible but its really useful. I am a college student with a busy schedule reading all my school required school books so these kinds of books are books I have to schedule in when I am waiting for something, before I go to bed, etc.
This book is not a story per say... but he does tell stories in the book usually about his family and his work experiences but they are useful examples. One story in the book he mentions about not seeing eye to eye with one of his co-workers and how he manages to work things out to be successful at working together, the stories are just relatable.
A part in this book is he puts you in a scenario to picture yourself at your own funeral and asks you to think about who would be there, what would they say about you and so on (Definitely! gave me a new perspective on how I was living...)
I will always remember the part where he says some people prioritize there schedules (meaning we put our urgent problems at the top of the list in our day to day to do list) when in reality we should schedule our priorities (meaning we should make time in our schedule for our priorities, being proactive, planning ahead) and its true I never really looked at it this way.
Something else he mentions that I found really important he says relationships are more valuable than any job (basically anything materialistic) I realized I buy a lot of these business books but none have ever mentioned a relationship is more important than business transactions or at least not the way he puts it. Very good stuff!
-"Problems should be an opportunity to strengthen a relationship"
-"Begin with the end in mind"
-being Responsible -"response-able" (teaches about self-awareness and of how you respond to situations)
I will admit at times because of some new terminology it felt like I was reading a text book, However I easily pick up the meaning of the new words I heard because of the example stories he uses but this book definitely needs to be in everyones library.
Well you kind of already know this is going to be a great book. There is so much useful information for improving all parts of your daily living. Really causes you to rethink your motives and actions.
The hype surrounding this book always baffles me. It is a good book and all the points made are done so with sound principles as the foundation.. but it is far inferior to Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," which I believe to be the best book on life and business written in the last 100 years.
Readers dentures made it so distracting and repelling to listen to, I always use my headphones and could literally feel the moisture in my ears from the constant little slurps within the readers speech. Made it nearly impossible to focus on the material. It felt as if I was sold HOURS of listening material, not the information. The reader is slooooooow, making long ,dramatic, useless pauses and sedated manner of reading was not attention grabbing but rather annoying.
There is so much frill and going in circles, I had to force myself to continue listening to the book just in hopes that it would "get to the point" eventually, but it never actually happened. The author is switching between "habits" suggested completely out any sense or order, the story is basically about the author's personal experience which says little of how it could possibly be anything that would work for others. It is far from real life and would require a total utopia for authors examples to work, I found it hard to believe that those were factual stories and not a made up theoretical "miracles" , I would listen to this book during long commutes and would catch myself thinking about something else, and then wonder how far back do I need to rewind the chapter. It was so un-captivating and monotonous, my brain would tune it out as an annoyance and move on to something more interesting. Tis book is not for listeners/readers who seek substance, practicality and actuality in the material.
It would need a different reader, PERIOD.
First: put them( the habits) in order, or re-number them so that they make sense, instead of saying lets start with number seven because in the process you will understand how number 1 and 2 make perfect sense and how number seven wouldn't work without 6. The book is full of rhetorical reflections of author's personal experience and assumptions instead of real life examples, methods or techniques that I was looking for.
Get Dale Carnegie's "How to win friends and influence people" instead.
I think it was more the narrator than the content, but I found the cadence and tone of the narrator annoying. As well, I loaded this book on both my iPod and iPad and never could keep the chapters in the right order. Twice I was in the middle of the book and suddenly the last chapter began playing. I could never get the book to play in sequence and constantly lost my spot. I never finished it.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
This is a life changer, not much more I can say. They work
How to not stress and use tried and tested ways to manage
This is definitely not a book you read only once. I really enjoyed listening to it and now I can use my hard copy to really examine the material. I plan to use this over and over again.
Yes! Everyone should read this book. Lots of god advice for a full and happy lifestyle.
No....but I want to listen to "The Eighth Habit."
Begin with the end in mind!