Episode 17: Build Up Your Resilience Reservoir, with David Covey

April 12, 2017

David Covey is the 3rd son of Stephen R. Covey, and he grew up with 7 Habits his whole life. He worked 16 years at FranklinCovey (FC) which included 8 years in the United States and 8 years Internationally. He managed both the USA and international business. He left FC after his father retired to set up SMCOV, as well as three additional companies. SMCOV helps companies expand globally through licensing. David has also co-authored two business books for release in Spring, 2017.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • David’s background & how the 7 Habits philosophy was instilled in him growing up
  • The three biggest challenges facing teens
  • Why screen time is such a big concern for kids today
  • Why you need to have a strategy to make things happen
  • Why you need to help teens build up their resilience reservoir
  • How “scoreboarding” can be beneficial to help parents track teen’s activities
  • How travel can be such a life-changing experience for teens
  • Why life is really about service to others
  • Why we need to talk more about the blessings that we have
  • The importance of teaching our children that mistakes are part of the process & to love challenges
  • Why you need to be patient & not overreact during phases