Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Book #2 on my Top 10 List

This book was the spark that ignited my love of books. I was given a copy by a mentor. He told me in no uncertain terms that I was to take my time reading through this book and I was to do every exercise as directed. I took it seriously, and my mentor and I reviewed my work through this book. I have since completed that same mentorship with many others, having them work through the book and guiding them along the way.

I was 19 when I first read this book. Habit 7 is to ‘Sharpen the Saw’. To continue to work on my own personal growth and leadership development has become a lifelong quest. I started reading voraciously. I ordered audio programs (first cassettes, then CDs, now everything is digital — either podcasts or audiobooks).

There is not a self-help book that has had a deeper impact on the person I have become.

If you only ever seriously read one self-help book, this is it.

This is a sit and read book. It is available on audiobook platforms, and if you choose to listen to it, do so as a supplement to an actual read.