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Friday, November 20, 2015

11 Habits Of Highly Productive People

You may have heard of the seven habits of highly effective people. This is a great book by Stephen R. Covey. The seven habits habits illustrated in this book are:
  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think Win Win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw

In this post we are going to learn about the three great habits of highly effective people that make them super productive,

     8. The habit of learning by observation

     9. The habit of making little improvements each day
    10.The habit of reading great books
    11. The habit of practicing each of the above 10 habits on a daily basis

Learning by observing, that is, learning by paying attention

Everyday is a new day, it will bring new challenges, new opportunities, new friends, new foes, new moments and new experiences. One needs to continuously learn and become smarter to deal with these situations on a day to day basis. This
 is one of those skills that comes with experience where we don't just see but observe. Closely watch the surroundings, the people and their behavior. Think why they react or respond in a certain way. Observe the way in which people get best output when they put under immense pressure. Observe how people react when they become tense, how they commit mistakes when they lose control.

Learning the importance of making little improvements each day is one more important factor in self improvement.

1% better everyday is 1.01 ^365=37.78
1% worse everyday is 0.99^365=0.03

Learning by reading: Books are our best companion and learning by reading is the number 1 habit that everyone should inculcate. Here are some great books for learning life skills

How To Win Friends and Influence People

This is a must read book by the great Dale Carnegie. If you want to learn and understand the tips and tricks of winning friends and influencing people then you got to read this book. Don't miss it at any cost. Highly recommended.

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Who Moved My Cheese

If you want to know who to identify the changes happening around you then you need to read this book. It not only helps to identify the positives and negative impacts of the changes but also helps you figure out what is the best way to deal with it. In fact, it is highly recommended that you buy this book and keep a copy with  you so that you can read it every two years. 

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Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus

This is your ultimate guide to understand the opposite sex. It provides you all the details, tips and tricks of how to behave with the opposite sex. It provides the fundamental reason why men and women are so different and why they behave in their own specific ways.

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If you read this post, you would definitely like to read the following:

33 Great Habits and Fundamentals of Success

10 Things You Should Definitely Do Before You Turn 30