Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities (Unabridged Nonfiction)
by Stephen R. Covey
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The Focus workshop presents an engaging and inspirational learning experience and will change your life in ways you never thought possible. With this audiobook, you will begin a process and journey to a new way of thinking about personal and professional focus and accomplishment. You'll learn how to identify and focus on the tasks and priorities that matter most so that you can deliver maximum results every day. You'll learn to turn the things you have to do into the things you want to do. Dr. Covey and master facilitator Steve Jones introduce you to the FranklinCovey workshop that has already helped 10 million people become more productive.
Misleading and Overpriced
I have listened to this a couple times and found a few things insightful, however, not for the $18 price tag. It seems to me to be less about "Focus" as it was about managing the Franklin-Covey planner. The audio version of "First Things First" perhaps may be a better value and (if my memory serves me correct) says basically the same thing.
I'm a pretty big Covey fan and this was a huge disappointment. Just a poor audio of a workshop and no supporting materials. A complete waste and a bit of an insult. Don't buy any Covey material except the 8th Habit. It contains just about everything worthwile from the Covey teachings.
It's not a book, it's a workshop on setting up the Planner!
I've attended this seminar live, and usually the people who attend are interested in Time Management. The point of the seminar (based on the Seven Habits and First Things First) is you can't manage time, only what you do with it. And what you do with it is a choice. Talk to your wife and kids or watch TV? Can you do both? If not, which one is most important? Do that one first - keep the First (i.e. most important) Thing First. After you're exposed to all the philosophical underpinning, the next question is How do I put this into action? The Focus seminar is all about setting up the planner to live by the 7 Habits and keep First Things First. This seminar (and audio book) only works if you're working at setting up the system as you're listening. If you're looking for a "How To..." training kind of book to put the 7 Habits and FTF into action, this is it. If you're not, you're bound to be disappointed.