Stephen Covey ’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is critically acclaimed by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 business management books out there. Joseph argues that the best practices that you can employ for your business will ALSO benefit your mental health . Joseph breaks down Covey’s 7 habits that make you more effective including why you need the end in mind and why it’s important to SCHEDULE your priorities.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:01 – Introduction to Mind Your Mind Podcast
  • 00:23 – Today’s episode discusses why Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits work
  • 01:04 – Stephen Covey was a very famous author and his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , was published in 1988
  • 01:48 – TIME Magazine listed his book as one of the top 25 business management books
  • 02:14 – 1st Habit: Be proactive
  • 02:42 – 2nd Habit: Begin with the end in mind
  • 03:37 – 3rd Habit: Put first things first
  • 04:06 – “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey
  • 04:55 – 4th Habit: Think “Win-Win”
  • 05:36 – 5th Habit: Seek first to understand and then to be understood
  • 06:28 – 6th Habit: Synergize
  • 06:43 – Ray Dalio talks about synergy in his new book Principles
  • 07:51 – 7th Habit: Sharpen the Saw
  • 08:21 – Stephen Covey said the best award he received in life was The Best Father Award in 2003
  • 09:16 – Please leave us a comment on Mind Your Mind and a review on iTunes

3 Key Points:

  1. Habits that can benefit your business also benefit your mental health.
  2. Schedule your priorities; don’t prioritize what’s on your schedule.
  3. NEVER stop learning.

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