©1993 Hyrum W. Smith, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P) and ©1993 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Time Warner Company
"Anyone who invests the time to [hear] this book will find it hugely profitable." (Timothy Price, MCI Corp.)
"Smith's new book will enable you to seize control of your life and gain inner peace in the process." (Louis Tartaglia, M.D)
Yes, this book is largely about using the Franklin Planner. But I read the book almost ten years ago and bought my Franklin Planner, and the two combined to be life-changing for me. I have ADD and lived in chaos before this system. I wish I'd found it sooner.
So, if you're not interested in the Franklin Planner (now combined with the Covey system) you probably won't want this. But if you really need help finding sanity in the chaos of your life, you might want to give it a try.
I've only been an hour into this title before realizing that "The 10 Natural Laws" is no more than a shameless plug for the author's popular day-planner. While I have no problem with him mentioning it, and there are some great tips to be had - it's distracting to hear the product brought up every so often. The first 20 minutes are spent with a lot of self back-patting and fluff about how the author started his company and how great it felt to watch his company go public (a big sarcastic yay!). A more appropriate title would be "How to Use the Franklin Date Planner"...Not a bad title, mind you...if you're into infomercials.
I enjoyed reading this book so much I purchased the audio version. The written work contains so much value for me because I realize I really have all the time in the world I need to get what I want to get done. The author gives some very helpful tips and helps the reader take responsibility for managing his or her time. Time management indeed translates into life management! A very illuminating read!
It was very organized, practical and applicable. Definitely had all the elements I was looking for, and then some!
I feel that the lessons I learned are applicable and will be helpful in achieving what the title promises.
It is narrated well, and also written well. Great balance of stories and examples, as well as specific instruction.
Easy to understand, with engaging intonation and voice.
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