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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/13/2014

    " I would put this on my top 5 and recommend to everyone interested in personal vision mission time management. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sangamesh madineni | 2/8/2014

    " its good, but not very much exciting, as stephen (author) repeats the same things from 7 habits... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/2/2014

    " I learn more every time I read it. I can't wait to get through the whole thing! (And I'm sure the church library would appreciate it being returned as well!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramy Khodeir | 1/26/2014

    " A modern view on time management and work efficiency "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/24/2014

    " Teaches you the art and craft of time management. Move away from reactive day to day to do list planning and gets you to view your time as the week proactively scheduling in your priorities with the compass card. The principle of the clock and the compass is right on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/22/2014

    " This was a really good book. In fact I need to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Woods | 1/21/2014

    " Time Management in a bottle (or jar). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vinay | 1/16/2014

    " Nice book, short and a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Heather | 1/10/2014

    " enjoyed the seven habits - this book puts it all into practice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yentran12 | 12/16/2013

    " To live, to love, to learn, to leave the legacy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heba Serhan | 11/11/2013

    " super waw and useful book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 11/9/2013

    " Maybe not the best book through and through, but the principles it made me think about when I read it (as a young teenager) helped me make good decisions, and for this I am thankful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bianda | 11/8/2013

    " A great book, teaching us the big picture on managing our lives (living in Quadrant II). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cutter | 10/22/2013

    " a very nice book ....after reading this book i can feel that all those 7 habb its that has been discribed here help me alot "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sashi Chaudhary | 8/12/2013

    " Not that interesting and I find that the author revolves around only one particular point most of the times.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/17/2013

    " Has some good info for staying organized, and prioritized in all aspects of your life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 5/9/2013

    " A long read. Some decent ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 1/12/2013

    " Stephen Covey is my mentor... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 8/26/2012

    " One of the life altering books I've read. Helped me to understand our circle of influence and following our inner compass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 8/13/2012

    " it gives me hope that I can hit the things I want to in life, without feeling too bad for not doing everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Revanth Pentyala | 3/14/2012

    " Great age old wisdoms distilled and adapted to suit todays increasingly hectic lives. It's a good read and helps bring forth those ideas that you already know subconsciously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namrita | 1/13/2012

    " A little preachy, but overall tangible tips on how to stay on track to reach important goals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wayne Zill | 12/16/2011

    " This author has got some very good parts of his books to use, but is just torture to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JP Perryman | 10/14/2011

    " Best daily, weekly, life planning book out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/25/2011

    " Great ideas and concepts, but takes lots of time to absorb. Also, hard to apply to daily lives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tania Brzovic | 6/29/2011

    " I like Covey's writing style. I think he made some salient points. It just was too repetitive... it felt like I was rereading 7 Habits, but it wasn't as interesting, somehow. Like another reviewe, the only chapters I got real value from were 6&7. The rest of the book I found myself skimming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosy | 6/22/2011

    " One of the most important books that I have read in my life. I think it is very important for people to examine their approach to tasks, goals and life in general. I loved it! For anyone struggling and feeling overwhelmed, give this a try . . . it may be the thing you need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kholoud | 4/30/2011

    " Gives a totally new prescriptive to time management and setting life in order. A must read to highly active and workaholic professionals. reading this book truly had an impact on how i chose to spend my time and live to achieve what is important to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 3/6/2011

    " Great concepts, but the book was way too wordy and lost my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/13/2011

    " Great ideas and concepts, but takes lots of time to absorb. Also, hard to apply to daily lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zacaro | 12/19/2010

    " my favorite part of this book: Leave a Legacy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosy | 9/17/2010

    " One of the most important books that I have read in my life. I think it is very important for people to examine their approach to tasks, goals and life in general. I loved it! For anyone struggling and feeling overwhelmed, give this a try . . . it may be the thing you need. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 8/31/2010

    " Good thoughts about putting what's important first in your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernie | 8/18/2010

    " Co-authors were Roger and Rebecca Merrill. I knew them personally. Roger was my bishop when I was at Monterey the first time. I think Alice got to talk to him before we got married. He eventually became a general authority and president of the Sunday School. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/27/2010

    " I read this with my book club and enjoyed it. It is quite long which is why it's good to read with a club. It helped me set goals and achieve them. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/25/2010

    " How to of Time & Life Management "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/4/2010

    " A good companion to the 7 Habits. "

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