A personal presentation on the 7 Habits


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I made this presentation for fun to help myself retain Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. This presentation is just on the first half of the book, if you're interested in the rest of the information feel free to contact me, or I recommend getting a copy of the book.

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A personal presentation on the 7 Habits

  2. 2. Daniel Burillo 2013 Common Social Misconception
  3. 3. Daniel Burillo 2013 Why the 7 Habits? 1.  2.  Commitment to timeless principles is our foundation for our character ¤  E.g. integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity, modesty, fairness, human dignity, service, quality, growth, patience, nurturance, encouragement, optimism, affirmation, balance, learning, The Golden Rule 3.  Sustained superior performance requires a balanced focus on achieving results and on building capability Character   Personality   Who you are   How you look   What you do   What you say / how you sound   Behavior driven by values   Behavior driven by etiquette   Improved through long-term personal development, self reflection, training, and commitment   Improved through short-term personal development, self awareness, conscious acting, and practice  
  4. 4. Daniel Burillo 2013 What are the 7 Habits? You take care of me I am self-reliant We are greater together Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  5. 5. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau Habit 1 – Be Proactive
  6. 6. Daniel Burillo 2013 Proactive vs. Reactive Language ¨  “The quality of our thoughts and ideas can only be as good as the quality of our language.” – George Carlin ¨  “The language of reactive people absolves them of responsibility, whereas proactive language is about considering alternatives, making choices, and committing to one’s own actions.” ¨  “When we are reactive, we surrender what we do to our environment and how we feel.” – Stephen Covey
  7. 7. Daniel Burillo 2013 The Human Behavior Process Input / Stimuli / Influence à Consciousness à Response
  8. 8. Daniel Burillo 2013 What We Really Control – Our Consciousness ¨  3 types of Problems / Opportunities ¤  Direct control n  What you think n  What you say n  How you behave ¤  Influence n  Children, friends, family, work n  Relationships ¤  No Control or influence n  Weather n  The past n  International politics (at least for anyone reading this) Reactive Focus Circle of Concern Circle of Control & Influence Proactive Focus Our Consciousness No Concern
  9. 9. The question, “what is the meaning of life?” is an arrogant question. It presumes that the universe is responsible to answer to us. We are the ones with the conscious ability to learn, to think, to make choices, and to act. And so it is we who are responsible to decide what to live for, and we who are responsible for the meaning of our lives. Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind
  10. 10. Daniel Burillo 2013 Habit 2 – Begin with the end in mind ¨  Thought exercise… ¨  Imagine your funeral in 3 years; what do these people have to say about you? Area of Activity Character Contributions Achievements Family Friends Work Church / Community Service, etc.
  11. 11. Daniel Burillo 2013 4 Common Pitfalls in our Society 1.  Being so busy with day-to-day activities that we forget what’s important to us. 2.  Acting out haphazard scripts given to us by our family, friends, coworkers, DNA, and environment. 3.  Confusing management with leadership. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” – Stephen Covey 4.  Having non-principle based centers: spouse, family, money, work, possessions, pleasure, friends, enemies, church, self.
  12. 12. Daniel Burillo 2013 Our Center - The lens through which we see the world 1.  Security – our identity and sense of worth; source of self-esteem and personal strength 2.  Guidance – our source of direction in life; reference for our decision-making 3.  Wisdom – our perspective on life; source of worldly comprehension and understanding 4.  Power – our capacity to act; our strength to accomplish Strong inner direction Insecure Parts and principles properly relate Act according to own values Sense of high intrinsic worth Dependence on social mirror Totally inaccurate map of the world, nothing seems to fit Immobilization or a puppet
  13. 13. Daniel Burillo 2013 Identify Your Center(s) Money Work Posessions Pleasure FriendEnemy Church Self Spouse Family PRINCIPLES
  14. 14. Daniel Burillo 2013 The Personal Focusing Tool ¨  Timeless ¤  Mission ¤  Beliefs ¤  Values ¨  Present Tense ¤  Roles ¤  Affirmations ¨  Future Tense ¤  Goals
  15. 15. Daniel Burillo 2013 A Mission Statement ¨  Is your personal articulation of yourself. It is the self-imposed standard by which you judge yourself, measure your effectiveness, and realize your sense of self-worth. ¨  It focuses on who you want to be, your character, ¤  What you want to do in terms of contributions & achievements, and ¤  It is written in terms of principles such that it is timeless and independent of material resources ¨  Recommendations: ¤  Use the structure suggested, or make up your own ¤  Look for more examples online and do what makes sense to you, what’s clear to you, what resonates with you. ¤  Read it every morning. ¤  Rewrite, revise, and update once a week as necessary.
  16. 16. Daniel Burillo 2013 Mission Statement continued… ¨  Example structure: ¤  To be a character and make contributions towards some achievement. ¤  I want to be this character because I value the following principles: n  Principle 1 – Your Definition n  Principle 2 – Your Definition n  … ¤  I want to make these contributions and achievements because I believe: n  Belief 1 – Your Definition n  Belief 2 – Your Definition n  …
  17. 17. Daniel Burillo 2013 Mission Statement continued… ¨  Organization Examples: ¤  USA: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ¤  Boy Scouts of America: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. n  Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. n  Law: A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. ¤  Freemasons: To help good men become better men.
  18. 18. Daniel Burillo 2013 Effective Goals ¨  Focus primarily on results rather than activity ¨  Identify where you want to be ¨  Give important information on how to get there ¨  Tell you when you have arrived ¨  Give meaning and purpose to all you do ¨  Translate into daily activities by providing a target for proactive behavior
  19. 19. Daniel Burillo 2013 Effective Affirmations ¨  Should be aligned to your Personal Mission & Principles ¨  Can be specific to roles or just be general ¨  A good affirmation has five basic ingredients, it's:  1.  Personal 2.  Positive 3.  Present tense 4.  Visual 5.  Emotional ¨  Example: Communicating With Others ¤  When people come to me with problems, I consider both the content of what they say and how they are feeling before I respond. It is deeply satisfying when I am able to understand others and help them beyond their words. ¨  Example: Getting Things Done ¤  I like to break work into pieces and schedule sprints to get those done. I feel relaxed and in control when I’m making regular progress.
  20. 20. “If you are an effective manager of your self, your discipline comes from within; it is a function of your independent will. You are a disciple, a follower, of your own deep values and their source. And you have the will, the integrity, to subordinate your feelings, your impulses, your moods to those values.” – Stephen Covey Habit 3 – Put First Things First
  21. 21. Daniel Burillo 2013 Time Management Matrix     Urgent   Not  Urgent   Important     I   Crises   Pressing  problems   Deadline-­‐driven  projects     II   Planning  &  prepara8on   Preven8on   Rela8onship  building   Recrea8on   Not  Important     III   Interrup8ons   Some  calls,  mail,  reports   Some  mee8ngs   Pressing  ma?ers   Popular  ac8vi8es     IV   Trivia   Busy  work   Some  mail,  phone  calls   Time  wasters   Pleasant  ac8vi8es  
  22. 22. Daniel Burillo 2013 Results of Time Spent in Each Quadrant     Urgent   Not  Urgent   Important     I   Stress   Burnout   Crisis  management   Always  puFng  out  fires     II     Vision,  perspec8ve   Balance   Discipline   Control   Few  crises   Not  Important     III   Short-­‐term  focus   Crisis  management   Feel  vic8mized,  out  of  control   Shallow  or  broken  rela8onships     IV   Total  irresponsibility   Fired  from  jobs   Dependent  on  others     or  ins8tu8ons  for  basics  
  23. 23. Daniel Burillo 2013 Time Management Strategy     Urgent   Not  Urgent   Important     I   Do  it  now!     II     Decide  when  to  do  it   Not   Important     III   Delegate  it     IV   Dump  it   ¨  Social Misconception – That the key to being in Quadrant 2 is discipline. ¤  It’s not. ¨  The key pitfall of not having a Quadrant 2 focus is that people’s priorities have not become deeply planted in their hearts and minds. ¨  To know what’s important – one first has to know what his or her mission is.
  24. 24. Daniel Burillo 2013 Be Organized, Schedule Your Priorities A Planner should meet 6 Criteria 1.  Coherence – from mission, through vision, roles, goals, priorities, and plans. These things should be in our organizers. 2.  Balance – We should see our roles every day and keep balance between health, family, community, career, and personal development. 3.  Quadrant 2 focus – Plan at a week-level view, and schedule a “Sabbath” day for uplifting or inspirational purposes, including reviewing the last week and planning the next. 4.  A “People” Dimension – When dealing with things, aim for efficiency. When dealing with people, aim for effectiveness. Our tools need to reflect that value, and not create guilt when relationships go off-schedule. 5.  Flexibility – The tool should be personally tailored to you, your style, your needs, your comfort. You should enjoy using it. 6.  Portability – you should be able to always have it on your person.
  25. 25. Daniel Burillo 2013 Final Thoughts ¨  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle ¨  “If it’s not helping me to achieve my goals in some way, it’s mental clutter and it’s out.” – Scott Hanselman ¨  Audit your life ¨  Turn off and dump distraction ¨  Consider your system’s structure – Is it efficient? Effective? ¨  Update and or consolidate your toolbox ¨  Schedule work sprints ¨  Schedule 1 hour per week to reflect on the last week and plan the next one. Ask yourself 3 questions and build a journal: ¤  What went well? ¤  What didn’t go well? Or what do I want to never happen again? ¤  What did I learn?
  26. 26. Daniel Burillo 2013 Personal Diagnostic Tools Recommended introspection for developing your Personal Focusing Tool ¨  Meyers Briggs ¤  https://type-coach.com/verifier/signup ¨  Strengths Finder 2.0 ¤ http://strengths.gallup.com/
  27. 27. Daniel Burillo 2013 Q & A