This morning I presented a speech at my regular Toastmasters meeting.
The title was Dr Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.
I have long been a fan of the late Dr Stephen Covey. He has left a legacy of thought and action that encourages us to be the best version of ourselves.
He tells us how we can apply 7 Habits into our lives that move us through dependence to independence to inter-dependence (ie working productively with others to get great outcomes for all parties).
Probably the key thing that stands out to me in what he says is that in order to be effective in our public life we must first be effective in our private life. This means being “glass half full” type of people, having the “end in mind” and putting “first things first” (doing the important things, not just the urgent things).
His recently updated book is a great read and life changing (and is a very low cost right now on Kindle).
How did I get on with the speech? – I received the Toastmaster of the Day Award.
Thank you, Dr Stephen Covey!