First Things First

  • by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Narrated by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • 1 hrs and 10 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

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


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

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.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2004
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio