Saturday, July 21, 2012

If Only My Ghost Knew The 7 Habits of Effective People!

By Deena Remiel

How many of you have heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? It’s a way of living our lives so that we are effective at work and at home. It gives us a way to strengthen our intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. These habits of mind were written by Stephen Covey.

Here is an abbreviated recounting of the 7 Habits:

Be proactive - Understand that change happens first from within. You are the one to influence the path of your life rather than reacting to external forces.

Begin with the end in mind - What are your big goals? What’s your personal mission?

Put first things first - Spend time doing what fits into your personal mission. Make time for the key roles you play in your life.

Think win-win - Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood- no explanation needed here.

Synergize - The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Seek to make that so in your relationships.

Sharpen the saw - Review and practice these habits.

Now that we’re all on the same page, it’s a shame Remy Charles, the ghostly lead in Ghost of a Chance, didn’t live his life by these habits. His life would have been so different. I honestly don’t believe he ever would have been divorced or cursed into becoming a ghost of a man. Being the construction magnate that he was, he could have completely restructured and prioritized his work and home much better. Alas, he has this epiphany a little too late. Luckily, 1 Night Stand is there to scoop him up at his lowest point and give him another chance at life and love.

Learn more about Remy and his second chance, Susannah, in Ghost of a Chance. Click here to purchase

How many of the habits listed above are ones you can start insinuating into your life right now?

(Dedicated to Stephen Covey, for impacting my life in the most positive way. October 24, 1932 - July 16, 2012)


  1. Hadn't heard of those which is probably why I'm a weak spineless individual....LOL I'm going to start by sharpening my saw and going to speak to my husband. That saw will come in handy if he doesn't get up and wash the windows!

  2. Barbara! LOL You go, girl! :D