I'm so excited to share another great book I read a few weeks ago!! To be honest, this book isn't just any ordinary book, this is like a bible, a dictionary or an encyclopedia. It's the type of book that you're going to want to go back to and reread multiple times. You are going to want to reread your notes and read it over and over again. At least that was my experience!!
As an entrepreneur and a business owner I find it extremely important to read about topics such a productivity, proactivity, time management, prioritization, thinking positively, learning to listen and understand people, knowing how to work with people and create something bigger and better and most importantly understanding how to become an effective person all around.
In this book, Stephen Covey digs deep with life-changing examples. From changing the way you think to a more proactive mindset to understanding the concepts of leadership and building relationships with people and your clients. All of which we use on a daily basis and some of us don't even recognize.
One of my favorite topics covered is the idea of "Beginning with the End in Mind". Covey states,
"To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you're going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.
It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busyness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall..."
So many times in life we work at something because it's what we grow up doing. This is what we're trained to do since we're little. When we start school we're taught to work hard at getting a JOB but how many times are we taught to work hard towards something we're truly passionate about. It only took me a little over 7 years to realize Information Systems wasn't my wall but thankfully I figured it out and now I can honestly say I've never been happier!!
So go out there and read this book. Keep it by your side because you're going to want to refer back to it every time!!