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Book Summary – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

One of the most widely read and most widely referenced books on personal development is Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The 7 habits are:

  • Be Proactive – You must move from a reactive approach to one where you plan ahead sufficiently.
  • Begin with the End in Mind – You need to take the time to envision the end state prior to initiating any actions.
  • Put First Things First – You must you focus on the important, NOT urgent items.
  • Think Win/Win – You need to adopt the abundance mentality.
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood – You must you put yourself in the position of those around you prior to initiating any action.
  • Synergize – You need to trust those you work with and foster a spirit of cooperation.
  • Sharpen the Saw – You must continually focus on your own personal development.

These seven basic principles are simple to understand, challenging to master, and incredibly effective when mastered.

You can find a full summary of the book here

If you have any questions about the book or would like to discuss it further, feel free to reach out to me at any point in time.  I enjoy working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and families to define their goals and make sure they have plans in place they are executing to achieve those goals.

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.