Episode 98 – The 8th Habit By Stephen R. Covey (Let’s Talk About It)

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First published in 2004, Stephen R. Covey‘s “The 8th Habit” was a highly acclaimed follow-up to “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People.”

For weeks I’ve been staring at this book on my bookshelf. It’s now been almost 7 years since I read it. I’ve been tempted to re-read it a number of times, but for some reason I’ve been distracted with other reading. Juggling too many books at once is a lifelong habit, my 9th habit.

At long last, I’m now re-reading it and decided I’d share my thoughts along the way. No, it won’t occupy every podcast, but I’ll talk about it every now and then. I hope to share some insights and thoughts sparked by Mr. Covey. He’s pretty good at such things, but I confess I found this book a bit cumbersome to read the first time around. That’s why I wanted to re-read it. I suspect I missed some things the first time around.

I’ll discuss this 8th habit and riff on about a few things. Don’t worry, I don’t talk about how Mr. Covey and I share nicely shaped heads to house our big brains…but we do!

Mentioned in today’s show:

Stephen R. Covey

Ryan Cantrell, my son; Joanna, his wife; Kinsley, their new daughter
Chris Pearson, creator of the Thesis premium WordPress theme (aff link)
Copyblogger, whose original killer design was provided by Chris Pearson
Brian Gardner, StudioPress
Aaron Wall, whose SEO Book website was my first introduction to Chris Pearson’s work
James Dalman, a friend I reached out to about a WordPress design for a client (he’s an old school rock-solid design guy)
Barron Cuadro, the one website design guy (not a friend) who was prompt and professional in returning an inquiry.
Phil Simon of PhilSimonSystems.com, author/speaker/all-around-good-guy
Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion, blogger/social media expert/friendly-supportive-online-buddy
One Bible illustration (even the heretics among us will have to agree the illustration is worthwhile)
• Winning friends and influencing people references a book by the famous Mr. Carnegie
• I am NOT opposed to selling things. In fact, I need to sell something. I help solopreneurs and small business owners with management and marketing issues. I sometimes accept payment for such help. 😀

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