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First Things First Summary

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First Things First Summary

MicroSummary: “First Things First”, a collaborative work by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill, is a book about priorities. Its main idea is that with the correct time management techniques, you can easily move from a sense of chaos and urgency to a state of peace and constant productivity. And you’re only few weekly reviews and a simple change of mindset far from it!

Do you with your tasks? Do you wish you could find a way to live a calmer, and more productive life? Do you wish to unclutter your every day and sleep peacefully at night knowing you did everything you needed to do?

The summary of “First Things First” will give you a new look at what a balanced life means. It will provide you with the proper insight and motivation that you need to stop the desperate urge for pursuing timely bound matters: Start focusing on real stuff.

You like how this introduction sounds? Then continue reading, we are just warming up.

Who Should Read “First Things First”? and Why?

From time to time, we must abandon our old habits to open up space for new and modern ones. Wherever you live, you are aware of the fact that traditional views are created to impose one particular perspective on us – only hard work pays off. The path to success requires performing a multitasking and adherence to the deadlines.

This idea is wrong.

The new worldview that Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill portray refers to an entirely new system that emphasizes the importance of things rather than quantity of those matters. The authors of “First Things First” want to encourage everyone to change the way of perception, alluding mostly to young people who are still in the process of creating their true identity.

About Stephen R. Covey, A Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill

Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey was born in Salt Lake City- Utah on October 24, 1932. In 2012 the world had lost one of the greatest businessmen, philosophers, theorists, and speakers of the 20th century.

Stephan spent almost his entire life living and dwelling on US soil. He is best known for his PrinciplesCentered Living theories that Stephen R. Covey used to teach. He was also the vice-chairman of Franklin Covey Corporation and the author of several books including: “First Thing First” and “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.

A. Roger Merrill is among the leaders in time management and leadership development theories and studies. He obtained a degree in management and Roger is currently among the representatives of the Covey Leadership Center. 

Rebecca Merrill assisted both A. Roger Merrill and Stephen R. Covey on different tasks, and she co-authored “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

“First Things First Summary”

Some time-management schemes fail because they don’t refer to fundamental norms.

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