Stephen Covey’s best selling book The 7 Habit’s of Highly Effective People has had an enormous positive impact on business owner success since it was first published in 1989.

It was one of the first books on this topic I read, back in my twenties. I remember mentally nodding in agreement as I flicked the pages and being grateful someone had taken the time to lay out these principles so clearly, enabling me to deepen my own understanding.

The knowledge the book contains is powerful and timeless and this outline video distils the 7 habits in under 7 minutes!

The 7 Habits

Habit 1: Be proactive.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.

Habit 3: Put first things first.

Habit 4: Think win-win.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Habit 6: Synergize.

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw.