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First Things First


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Presentation of Steve Covet's acclaimed book, "First Things First".

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First Things First

  1. 1. First Things First Presented by: Nieshaakema James-Sarr Christine Kathanga-Clayman
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  3. 3. Slow Down and Take Stock 12/05/09 Template from
  4. 4. Urgency Addiction This is when “some of us get used to the adrenaline rush of handling crises that we become dependent on it for a sense of excitement and energy” (P.33). 12/05/09 Template from <ul><li>Have you gotten use to this sensation? </li></ul><ul><li>Does keeping busy help you forget negative thoughts or emotions? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you equate your worth with your level of activity? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The need to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy, are basic to every human being. When these are not met, we feel hollow inside regardless of whether we consciously admit to this or not (P. 44). 12/05/09 Template from
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  7. 7. “ Vision is the best manifestation of creative imagination and the primary motivation of human action. It’s the ability to see beyond our present reality, , to create, to invent, what does not yet exist, to become what we not yet are” (P. 103 & 104). 12/05/09 Template from
  8. 8. To understand the meaning of balance, we need to witness the reality of “living with its opposite--imbalance” (P. 119) 12/05/09 Template from
  9. 9. Prioritize…Set Goals! 12/05/09 Template from
  10. 10. Goal setting “is the manifestation of creative imagination and independent will” (P. 136). It’s the act of translating vision into achievable, actionable deeds and is what makes successful people and businesses. 12/05/09 Template from
  11. 11. Creating Time Zones “Time zones are large interchangeable blocks of time set aside for specific important activities” (P. 162). 12/05/09 Template from
  12. 12. [Communication] is when we seek first to understand, and then to be understood .When we do this, we can find common grounds within which to operate, which then leads to a win- win situation for those involved (P. 213). 12/05/09 Template from
  13. 13. Character and competency are necessary tools to inspire trust. Character includes integrity, maturity, and abundance mentality. (Pg 241) 12/05/09 Template from
  14. 14. Ladders against the wrong wall This is when we achieve goals but sacrifice other more important things in our lives. (P. 138) 12/05/09 Template from
  15. 15. Shared vision generates synergistic sense of empowerment because it combines energy, talent, and capacities from the hearts and minds of all those involved. (Pg 219, 221) 12/05/09 Template from
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