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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

30th Anniversary Edition
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New York Times best seller - over 40 million copies sold

The Number One Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century 

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated people for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators, and parents - millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the seven habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. 

The seven habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! 

With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the seven habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders. 

They include:

  • Habit one: Be proactive
  • Habit two: Begin with the end in mind
  • Habit three: Put first things first
  • Habit four: Think win/win
  • Habit five: Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Habit six: Synergize
  • Habit seven: Sharpen the saw 

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Stephen R. Covey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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life changer

As I just finished listening to this book I'm feeling refreshed and I feel like I have a new outlook on life. I'm almost sad it had to end. the personal growth I experienced during the months of listening to this audiobook has been great. I'm looking back and don't recognize the person I was. Even if I don't find financial success from the habits in this book I've found something far more valuable.

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Foundational For Excellence

What an incredible book. The timeless wisdom contained in these ideas has the power to change a person from the inside out! This is one of those books a person could listen to every year to keep fresh the basic foundations for living our best life. It won’t matter who you are or what your background is, all those who read this book and strive to implement the ideas will benefit from its wisdom.

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Simplifies so much truth

There is alot in here that will feel familiar, but this makes it come alive.

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  • Tim Torres
  • 2020-06-16

Even Better!

The original text by Dr. Covey is preserved, however, after each section, Sean, one of his sons, shares real world and up close and personal examples that bring the reader deeper and more intimately into the content and it's real life application.

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  • Samuel
  • 2020-08-21

‘03 Audio

I purchased this under the impression that it’s an updated audio version (as the other one is 17 years old). Regrettably, this is not the case — it is just a ‘copy and paste’ from the 2003 audio, with additional add-ins by his son. You’re going to have to suffer the terrible audio quality or buy the kindle version. :/

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  • Stephanie
  • 2020-07-28

A great overall read for life!

I love this book! It will continue to help me center my life with purpose and intent, at work and within my home.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-21

Inspirational and worth to re-read again from time to time

Down to earth, practical advices given in the book. It is unexpectedly inspiring and gives myself a lot of reflections. Shall recommend to friends!

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  • welton wittwer
  • 2020-09-17

every one should read this

This book has taught me how To be happy more than most books I've ever read

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  • Le frenchman
  • 2020-10-15

Overall really good book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Content wise, it was great. Lot of interesting insights. As the author says it himself, there is nothing new or magical in the book. Most of the content is stuff we already know but we fail to apply in daily life leading to various consequences. This, being aware of it is the first step to taking the steps to change and shift towards those habits.