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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (A Review)

The 7 Habits - A Review

As we embark on Optimized October, let’s take a few minutes to review The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that we’ve been sharing over the past 7 months. Whatever habit you’re hoping to focus on this month, check out these links and apply the content to optimize your life! Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit …

Sharpen the Saw (Habit 7) – Take Time for Renewal

Sharpen the Saw (Habit 7) - Take Time for Renewal

As the Autumnal Equinox arrives on September 23rd, signaling the transition to shorter days and longer evenings, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the balance in our lives. Just as the sun’s crossing above Earth’s equator prompts us to ponder equilibrium, we can also turn our attention to Habit 7 from The 7 Habits …

Synergize (Habit 6) – The Habit of Creative Cooperation

Synergize - Habit 6

In the journey towards personal and professional effectiveness, one habit stands out as a catalyst for growth and innovation – Synergize. This sixth habit from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is all about the power of creative cooperation, where working closely with others and capitalizing on cumulative strengths can lead to outcomes that …

Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood (Habit 5)

Seek First to Understand (Habit 5)

Communication is an essential skill in life. We invest years in learning how to read, write, and speak, but what about listening? How much training have we received to truly understand another human being? The truth is, most of us have had little to no training in the art of listening deeply. We often prioritize …

Practice Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Practice Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw To “Sharpen the Saw” means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have—you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal. This may sound intimidating, but it’s actually much simpler than it sounds. It could include taking care of your body by eating right, exercising, and getting the right …

Practice Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Practice Habit 5

A common default of humans is to listen with the intent of responding. We like to have something to say, something to add. We each filter everything we hear through our life experiences, our frame of reference. We then check what we hear against our autobiography and see how it measures up. Consequently, we decide …

Back to Busy – How to Continue Sharpening the Saw

Back to Busy: How to Continue Sharpening the Saw

In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey discusses the importance of scheduling time to relax. Just like you can’t cut down a tree with a dull saw, you can’t perform to your greatest extent without taking time to rejuvenate yourself physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially/emotionally. But with September comes a …

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit Six. Synergize.

“Valuing the differences is the essence of synergy—the mental, the emotional, the psychological differences between people. And the key to valuing those differences is to realize that all people see the world, not as it is, but as they are.”   —Stephen R. Covey Simply defined, Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum …

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit Five. Seek first to understand. Then to be understood.

“Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only the unsatisfied need that motivates. Next to physical survival, the greatest need of human beings is psychological survival—to be understood, affirmed, validated, and appreciated.” —Stephen R. Covey Theodore Roosevelt is credited for saying, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” That statement …

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