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Effective Habits Series: Sharpen the Saw

You want to be successful. Who doesn’t? But you’re not just going to do guess work. You’re going to find strategies, methods, and behaviors that work. So you started checking out the Effective Habits Series where we’ve broken down each step in Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopl...
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Effective Habits Series: Synergize

One of our favorite business-related books is Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. We love it so much, we’ve dedicated one blog post for each habit. Today, we’ll be talking about habit number six:Synergize (If you haven’t caught the first five, simply click here!) Synergize—...
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Effective Habits Series: Think First to Understand, then to be Understood

We’re on to the fifth habit of Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People: Think First to Understand…Then to be Understood Communication is one of the strongest life skills—if not the strongest skill—to possess. To be proactive you must communicate your goals, needs, and wants. When...
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Effective Habits Series: Think Win-Win

In case you’ve missed it, we’ve been covering Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. You can find the first three posts here: Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Putting First Things First   Next up is “Think Win-Win”. Thinking win-win is a mindset. The individ...
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Effective Habits Series: Put "1st Things" 1st

Today we continue discussing Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly-Effective People. We enjoyed the book so much that we wanted to use our blog as an opportunity to share each habit, breaking them down one by one in hopes that you too can benefit from these concepts. We’re now on to step th...
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Effective Habits Series: Begin with the End in Mind

Last week, we began discussing Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Beginning with step one—“Be Proactive”—we began breaking down the seven habits into seven separate posts in hopes that you will take the time to consider the idea and let the message sink in. Here is this...
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Effective Habits Series: Be Proactive

There is a popular notion out there that life “just happens” without any control. But if you truly think about it, you have more control than you think. In fact, life is designed based on the choices you make. For example, you can choose to let something funny make you happy, or you can be indifferen...
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