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First Things First Audiobook

First Things First

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Publisher's Summary

First Things First is a revolutionary guide to managing your time by learning how to balance your life. Traditional time management suggests that working harder, smarter, and faster will help you gain control over your life, and that increased control will bring peace and fulfillment. But in the first real breakthrough in time management in years, the authors of First Things First apply the insights of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to our daily problems of struggling with the ever-increasing demands of work and home life.

Rather than focusing on time and things, First Things First emphasizes relationships and results. And instead of efficiency, this new approach emphasizes effectiveness. It tells us why we feel a gap between how we spend our time and what's deeply important to us; how focusing on efficiency and control increases the gap instead of closing it; how to determine if what you're doing is really important, or only urgent; how to overcome the tremendous gravity of habit; how to put people ahead of schedules; and how to lead your life, not just manage your time.

Offering a principle-centered approach and the wisdom and insight that made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People a #1 best-seller, First Things First empowers listeners to define what is truly important; to accomplish worthwhile goals; and to lead rich, rewarding, and balanced lives.

©1997 Stephen R. Covey; (P)1997 Covey Leadership Center, Inc.

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"I can't think of anyone who wouldn't be helped by reading it." (Larry King)

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    Galadriel 22/04/2015
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    "Repetitious"

    Very insightful and helpful but repetitious of the 7 Habits. of Highly Effective People by the same author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abdullah 16/08/2016
    Abdullah 16/08/2016
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    "Fantastic "

    A complete set of guidelines for life organisation. This is practical and useful. I Like it.

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    Three Resolutions Guy Cwmbran, United Kingdom 03/01/2016
    Three Resolutions Guy Cwmbran, United Kingdom 03/01/2016
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    "Great stuff."

    Best philosophical and practical self management book on the planet. This audio version a bit short but still valuable.

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    Claire 09/07/2014
    Claire 09/07/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Everyone should be made to listen to this."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes definitely. This should mandatory reading/listening for everyone caught up on the daily hamster wheel of life, running at a hundred miles an hour and forgetting what life is really all about.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relaxing tone of the author/narrator and his ability to make one think very quickly of the things that give meaning to our personal journey of life.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    All are highly enjoyable. It is best to be somewhat relaxed when listening otherwise the speed of delivery may be frustrating.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It often made me smile when asked to think of the things that are important in my life.


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    F Edgware, UK, United Kingdom 08/03/2011
    F Edgware, UK, United Kingdom 08/03/2011
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    "Best book for life management"

    Its a brilliant book. Its message came across better in the form of an audio book read by authors themselves. The book has profound wisdom about our modern day lives, and pinpoints where thongs are going wrong. Life changing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss loughborough, United Kingdom 10/08/2009
    Miss loughborough, United Kingdom 10/08/2009 Member Since 2016
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    "utter tosh."

    There is nothing useful in this book. It is no more than drivel. The author speaks for the sake of speaking. It is a complete waste of money.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Daniela A.
    03/08/17
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    "Interessante, affatto scontato"

    Covey non legge, racconta. È stato facilissimo seguirlo ed è andato in profondità. Conoscevo i concetti ma questa prospettiva ha una profondità di campo molto diversa, mai scontata.

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  • pgcjr
    Hysham, MT
    20/06/17
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    "A must read for 7 Habits fans!!"

    Quadrant 2 is explained in depth. It's a great listen. Covey is great reading the material--it's just like being in the room with him.

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  • brad
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    06/03/17
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    "Covey Always Worth the Read"

    You can't go wrong with a book written by Covey. This is a good intro to the 7 Habits are a supplement to that book.

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  • Rawlson Lawrence
    28/12/16
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    "Short and effective."

    A great and quick reminder and complement to the 7 habits. Simple and effective in delivery. Worth the read and spot in the reread section of your library.

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  • Scott
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    "A Must Have"

    This is a must have to be in your adrenal to fight off broke ness

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  • Eyob LUBE
    17/09/16
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    "Nothing new"

    I read the 7 habits of highly effective people and the 8th habit. I didnot find new things in the First Things First book. If you read those two, then it's a repetition.

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  • Boomy Tokan
    26/07/16
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    "Transformational!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will practice the principles taught. well worth reading again too

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  • Norita Cx
    11/03/16
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    "Everyone should take the time for this!"

    Everyone should listen to this & try to incorporate it. I turn to this when I am stressed & overwhelmed or feeling out of control & it never fails to remind me of the tools to get back in charge of my own happiness & purpose.

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  • OTFAL
    22/05/15
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    "Hardcore soul training"

    Simply perfect fot all ages, creeds. So easy and understandable that anyone would be immediately touch by it positively.

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  • Amit
    12/03/15
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    "nice read"

    similar contents to chapter 3 of highly effective people. author talks with much conviction, and confidence..material resonates with me...I enjoyed his "jar of rocks" example....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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