True stories about terrible bosses, hysterical clients, awful Yelp reviews, disappointing sales, and other painful, discouraging messes―and how to get through it.
No matter what type of career path you’ve chosen, sooner or later, you’re going to experience a moment when you feel defeated and discouraged.
It might be a project that totally flops. It might involve getting fired. Or not getting the job you wanted. It might be a nasty comment from a family member who thinks your career ambitions are completely unrealistic. Or a brutal 1-star review from a complete stranger on the Internet.
When that discouraging moment arrives… open this book.
Inside, you’ll find true stories about people who have experienced every type of professional criticism and disappointment that you can imagine―stories that will make you cringe, laugh, and maybe cry.
Turn to this book whenever you need comfort, encouragement, and practical advice on how to stay motivated and keep marching forward―even when things feel incredibly tough. This isn’t the end of your story. You’re going to survive.
Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has inspired millions. Today’s generation will be newly inspired by Covey’s An Effective Life, a new approach to practicing the motivating principles taught by one of the greatest teachers of all time. An Effective Life shares original new perspectives on life and self-evaluation, striking infographics, and inspirational quotes in a fresh new package designed for the generation early in their careers and for those long-time Covey admirers who seek to improve their work and personal lives based on principles. You’ll also find a Personal Journal to help you process the insights you’ve gleaned from the book. This book is more than an inspiration, it is an introduction to important principles needed to live An Effective Life.