Behind every CEO and every successful entrepreneur is a secret to their success. They begin their day with purpose and follow a routine to ensure they are both productive and consistent. Creating a daily routine does take discipline, but to each their own – you can do whatever works best for you as long as you have an intention.
Expand your mind
Successful people never start learning – no matter how smart one is, there is always more to learn. Mark Zuckerburg is said to study and practice Mandarin in his free time along with reading books. Alicia Navarro, CEO of Skimlinks, believes that fiction emboldens imagination to help inspiration when creating. Whether it be learning a foreign language or losing yourself in a fiction novel, allow your mind to expand to bring on new ideas and boost creativity.
You should be doing this regardless, but one of the most effective ways to keep you energised, happy, & healthy is to exercise. Oprah Winfrey starts everyday with a sweaty workout routine as it fuels her for the day. Whether it be yoga, cardio, or high intensity training, exercise will keep you focused leading to better results in both work and life.
Bedtime is one of the most important parts of your day as it recharges your batteries for tomorrow. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, makes sure that he gets in eight hours of good sleep each night because it helps him think better to make important decisions. Keep in mind that it’s not just quantity that helps, but also the quality of your sleep. If you are not sleeping well, try some tactics like meditation or natural supplements, because sleep is a healer.
Surround yourself with successful people
Billionaire Warren Buffet believes that his success came from the success of others as he surrounded himself with people who were better than him. If you study the behaviours of successful people, you will gain knowledge and inspiration to fuel your success – it will also give you confidence (if they can do it, so can you).
Ask yourself if it will matter
Most of us wear many hats and juggle many tasks, but we always have to focus on what is important first. It is impossible to do it all so it’s best to ask yourself if something will matter in a day, week, month, or year. Theresa Forman, president of McMillan, uses this technique each morning with her ‘to do’ list to focus on what really matters. This simple question will help you gain a perspective on how much emotion to dedicate to the matter.