Deciphering Guru Talk
Global Creatives love their gurus especially productivity gurus like Stephen Covey and David Allen of GTD fame. We especially love their elegant yet simple principles for greater productivity (and happiness). Yet, with that love comes a raw frustration, too. Take Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Nothing makes more sense to an innovator with ADHD yet is so challenging to consistently implement. Ever wonder why?
Here they are as a refresher:*
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision
Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution
Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal of body
Would you believe that ADHD disrupts the development and implementation of every single habit from Covey’s list?
Every single habit!
Over the next few weeks in this Guru Talk series, we’ll take a look at each habit, how ADHD throws a wrench into the game, and more importantly, what a Global Creative can actively do to neutralize the negative effects.
---- * From Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.