The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Voluntaryists

I was taught the seven habits of highly effective people by my youngest granddaughter, when she was in elementary school.  I thought of them as being positive for 3 reasons:  1) my granddaughter was no average public school student, 2) her school was no ordinary public school, and 3) I had some new and useful principles around which to organize my voluntaryism.  In another post, I will address how these principles derived from Stephen Covey’s book apply to the life of a voluntaryist, then I will discuss other, more specific habits that relate directly to the practice of voluntaryism.

Habit 1: Be Proactive. …
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. …
Habit 3: Put First Things First. …
Habit 4: Think Win/Win. …
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. …
Habit 6: Synergize.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.

The following habits could be thought of as behaviors which are sprung from Habit 7 above (Sharpen the Saw).

Voluntaryist Habit 1:  Think of non-political solutions to political problems.
Voluntaryist Habit 2:  In understanding, remember that everything is as different as it is like something else.
Voluntaryist Habit 3:  Allow for spontaneity.
Voluntaryist Habit 4:  Observe natural law.
Voluntaryist Habit 5:  Be careful of which numbers you count.
Voluntaryist Habit 6:  Study truth.
Voluntaryist Habit 7:  Think Win/Win One-to-one.
Voluntaryist Habit …

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Verbal is a software engineer, college professor, corporate information officer, life long student, farmer, libertarian, literarian, student of computer science and self-ordering phenomena, pre-TSA world traveler, domestic traveler.

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