The 5 Choices

  • by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, Leena Rinne
  • Narrated by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs - not to mention the high pressure challenges of our jobs - that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled.
Now FranklinCovey offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience and decades of experience and research in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management through five fundamental choices that will increase your ability to achieve what matters most to you. The 5 Choices is time management redefined for the 21st century: it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations and empowers you to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest your valuable time, attention, and energy.
The 5 Choices are:


1. Act on the Important, Don't React to the Urgent
2. Go for Extraordinary, Don't Settle for Ordinary
3. Schedule the Big Rocks, Don't Sort Gravel
4. Rule Your Technology, Don't Let It Rule You
5. Fuel Your Fire, Don't Burn Out

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great audio... no files to support it

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Kory Kogon and Adam Merrill ?

I bought this book for $20 and it is terrific but the audio files do not come with it and they are not easy to find online.


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- Sarah

Covey for the Digital Immigrant (and Native)

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, yes, yes! This update to the traditional Covey principles, focusing on tools for the digital environment, and managing the constant influx of "stuff" that can derail us from spending our time on the most valuable activities. I love the advice on how to schedule the big rocks, and not count the gravel, and what taht means using today's tools. They even took into account the potential barriers presented by many companies' security systems and firewalls. A GREAT read!


What was one of the most memorable moments of The 5 Choices?

Talking about scheduling the rocks, and ignoring the gravel


What about Kory Kogon and Adam Merrill ’s performance did you like?

Yes -- The use of the techniques to center this around five simple rules which are repeated throughout. They were very simple, clear and catchy.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i have had a lifelong interest in how to be more effective, but find that too many approaches don't leverage the technology that we have or recognize the barriers that are presented sometimes by technology. With their focus on making technology work for you, I let out a big "YESSSSS!"


Any additional comments?

Yes, it isn't clear that there are tools that one should have access to while listening to the book. I think the preface (book should say that (if that is the case) and urge the listener to go out to the website to download the appro9priate information It references it for those who are listening on a kindle, but does not provide directions for those who are listening via audio books.

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- Ivy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio