I was hit with a profound feeling of sadness recently as I learned of the death of Dr. Stephen Covey. It was his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that taught me about the single most important personal tool I own—my attitude. At the time, I was working as an industrial commercial real estate broker in Los Angeles, Calif.
Through that book, I learned that we are the product of the choices we make—not due to our upbringing or environment. Our power to choose the direction of our lives makes it possible to reinvent ourselves, to change the course of our lives and to powerfully influence the world around us. Read more