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Helping Hand - July 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Staffing S 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 Here's the CliffsNotes version of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey's self-help book that has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since it was published in 1989. 1. Sharpen the saw. Don't work yourself to death. Strive for a sustainable lifestyle that affords you time to recuperate, recharge and be effective in the long-term. 2. Be proactive. You have a natural need to wield influence on the world around you, so don't spend your time reacting to exter- nal events and circumstances. Take charge and assume respon- sibility for your life. 3. Begin with an end in mind. Don't spend your life working and wandering aimlessly, tackling whatever job is at hand. Have a vision for the future and align your actions accordingly to make it into a reality. 4. Put first things first. To prioritize your work, focus on what's important, meaning the things that bring you closer to your vision of the future. Don't get distracted by urgent but unimportant tasks. 5. Think win-win. When negotiating with others, don't try to get the biggest slice of the cake, but rather find a division that is acceptable to all parties. You'll still get your fair share — and build strong, positive relationships in the process. 6. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. When some- Key Insights From The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People SELF IMPROVEMENT

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