Stephen Covey dies as result of bike accident

Mortgage and Lending with Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 NMLS #206275 GA 25689

This morning I read that Stephen Covey died yesterday due to complications from an April bike accident.  


Here are some interesting statistics that I read this morning:


  •  "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"  published in 1989 was on bestseller lists for four years.  It sold in excess of 20 million copies in 40 languages.
  • He had a multi-million dollar business empire that markets audiotapes, training seminars and organizing aids aimed at improving personal productivity and professional success.
  • He personally trained corporate executives and politicians.

I know personally that I have been inspired by his books.   There isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about "win-win", "sharpen the saw", "be proactive", "begin with the end in mind".

He certainly made an impact on many and left a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

If you have never read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" I would sincerely recommend it!

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: 15th Anniversary Edition (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL

Kathy, very nice post, you are so right, Stephen Covey was a great motivator. I have not read his book, but now I feel I must. Sadly, with his passing, there is probably a wave of his work being re-published.

Jul 16, 2012 11:55 PM #1
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

Sad news. I was introduced to his priciples through corporate training and still try to follow his principles.

Jul 17, 2012 12:28 AM #2
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Thanks for sharing, I too enjoyed his books.  They will be read years from now as the advise ian information contained within is timeless.

Jul 17, 2012 12:53 AM #3
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Kathy, I've known about the book for a long time, but haven't had the time to read it, however, your post has prompted me to go pick it up today...thanks.

Jul 17, 2012 02:25 AM #4
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Having been employed by Accenture, we all took Covey training yearly to maintain our "edge".  And, his books and materials are a part of my nature now.  He was an outstanding trainer and man.  Thanks for the nice tribute to him, Kathy.

Jul 17, 2012 06:19 AM #5
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


I had the pleasure of actually hearing him during a Mastermind conference with Brian Buffini.  So many people have benefited from his guiding principles.

Jul 19, 2012 04:20 PM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Kathy that is sad news, I have not read it but would like to. it sounds interesting. Have a great Friday

Jul 20, 2012 09:09 AM #7
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Tanja, you will love it!  I promise.

Carolyn, I read the book years ago, and have been in some of the corporate training.

Nick, you will love it too!

Suzanne, I worked for a company that used his training program, it was awesome!

Pacita, I never saw him in person.  I bet it was great.

Scott, it is one of the best books!

Jul 20, 2012 10:50 AM #8
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I read that on Google, Kathy. Very sad, he was a brilliant man and I used several of his ideas.

Jul 22, 2012 12:01 AM #9
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, this made me very sad.  However, I take comfort in that he had an amazing and well balanced life.

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