The author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is Stephen R Covey, and the 7 habits are:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

Number 1 – 3 deal with independence and self-mastery, 4 – 6 deal with interdependence, and 7 deals with self-renewal.


3 habits that I feel are in alignment with own personality/ traits are habit #4, think win-win. When dealing with my friends and peers I really strive for mutual respect between us, and I rather see everyone having fun instead of one individual enjoying it all. Habit #5; seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listening is one my greatest tools and I’m strongly influenced by my surroundings because if I can get to learn something new from someone else, that information can have a strong positive effect on me one day when I am decision making. Also habit #1,be proactive. I always believed that you will only get to where you want to be in life if you put the time and dedication. I have always taken initiative and responsibility into my actions, and I am very aware that the decisions I make in life will determine my future.

These habits will apply to my educational career here in college by improving my concentration level on my assignments and also help making me a more professional individual. All these habits have to deal with improving yourself, and I only think of good rewards coming from these habits if followed.

These habits can apply in the workplace by using them to make decisions among everyone working in the facility, so it can be a place of equality and respectfulness. These habits can have everything planned and organized accordingly. First you must master yourself as an individual (see what you have to offer), than the people around you (make everyone have a purpose). After that is completed you should be able to fully establish your situation with a purpose.

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAw9G4D9mrM



 Social Media tools are online tools that are used to help people read
information, share news, or to discover new content (for example there is face
book and Twitter) – http://www.webpronews.com/the-definition-of-social-media-2007-06.
Businesses and business professionals use social media tools for social
networking and self-promotion, by advertising their product online where there
are multiple sites to use (EBay, Kiji, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…) or
they can just create their own site. Businesses can have their own website
where customers can purchase items online instead of going through the hassle
in person.

5 Social Media Tools used by professionals
Link: http://www.smallbiztrends.com/2012/09/20-free-social-media-monitoring-tools.html

1) Brand Monitor – this is a media tool used to follow up on your brand
throughout multiple sites online. Learn important keywords and about
conversation engagement to help bring more value to your brand.

2) Twitter Counter – this media tool tracks your twitter account and gives
details on the usage. It offers account comparison, and report exports.

3) How Sociable – this tool tells you how much of an impact your brand is
online and provides you a score. It determines whether your presence is noticeable

4) Social Mention – this tracks who is talking about you, your company,
product or anything related to your business. It pulls data from multiple media
services and provides you the most accurate information possible.

5) Facebook Insights – gives you data about your Facebook page ( growth and
impact). It helps you better understand the right audience you must reach and
who you must make follow.

Social networking with social media tools is to get more interactive with
customers and to give them information. Professionals use social networking
tools for self-promotion by uploading audio, or sharing pictures online with
other people, and creating blogs so readers or customers can be able to post
their thoughts. Using all these tools will determine the type of brand you must
create (is it a brand that provides information to readers about what’s going on
in the world, is it a brand that pictures are posted, and decorations or
designs can be revealed). Businesses are using social media now in the hiring
process. Job recruiters use social media tools to find potential job
candidates, they could use it to find personal information like race or gender.

Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUya8nKDJ2k

Link: www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2012/05/21/recruiting-reinventred-how-companies-are-using-social-media-in-the-hiring-process/