Having habits and routines is something that helps achieve success to people who want to achieve it day by day. Get up every morning with sleep, running to get to work early and not take time for yourself, have a good breakfast, meditate and plan the day, even choose calmly the clothes you are going to use, can generate a stress-filled day and complex situations difficult to handle.
Most successful entrepreneurs have habits and routines that help them to progress and achieve what they propose on a daily basis. In the previous article titled 7 habits of a successful entrepreneur when getting up we saw how the common denominator of all the people who have managed to achieve success in their companies is that everyone gets up very early and takes their time to “start on the right foot” the day. Here we show you the morning habits of technology CEOs and you will see that there are no major differences.
- 1 Early rises are very important for successful people
- 2 Do not waste time on unnecessary things
- 3 A good dream is very important
- 4 Time for yourself: meditate and do exercises
- 5 Do not start the day with stressful things
- 6 Training is very important
- 7 Grouping and sorting tasks is a good way to optimize time
Early rises are very important for successful people
As an example we could mention Tim Hook, the CEO of Apple, one of the most important technology companies in the world. Tim’s day starts at 3:45 am, he spends some time to have a good breakfast, answer his emails, go to the gym and very early, around 6.30am, be arriving at his office. At this time of day you will already have a good disposition for work and your time will yield more.
Do not waste time on unnecessary things
A clear example of this is Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, who although he does not get up very early, does it around 8am, does not stop to think much about the clothes he will use that day. For this he has a kind of basic line that could be called “uniform” with jeans, gray shirts, and comfortable shoes. It is good to clarify that Mark is perhaps one of those who later gets up because he goes to bed very late working, sometimes he does it until 6am.
A good dream is very important
This is something that stands out very much Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, who stresses that it is very important for him to sleep his full 8 hours to start the day with good energy. Besides that, for Bezzos an almost indispensable and inalterable routine is to have breakfast together with his family, this habit fills him with energy, not only him but also the other members of the family and also avoids scheduling meetings during the first hours of the day.
Time for yourself: meditate and do exercises
This routine is something that does not stop Jack Dorsey who every morning, like most, gets up very early, and takes advantage of part of the time to take at least half an hour to meditate, exercise (usually 3 routines of 7 minutes each or run at least 10 kilometers). After this you are ready to start your workday.
Do not start the day with stressful things
Unlike what many do Arianna Huffington, the cofounder of Huffington Post, does not use an alarm clock in the morning. You do not have a specific time to get up daily and you do it depending on the activities you have that day. She is a great defender of the importance of respecting the 8 hours of sleep that anyone needs to have a good day, full of energy and definitely for her the alarm clocks are not part of a relaxed start.
Training is very important
Reading a good book is always important for learning, however, for the sake of time optimization, also watch eLearning videos, while doing other activities such as exercise routines could be a good option. In fact, this is what Bill Gates, the Windows CEO, does when he watches videos of the Teaching Company (paid training courses), while running for an hour on his treadmill and then enlisting and going to the office.
Grouping and sorting tasks is a good way to optimize time
This is something that makes Brian Chesky the CEO of Arbnb who not only makes a list of all the tasks he has to do during the day, even the smallest one, he also groups them by the similarities between them, that way when he performs some of them the other could be more easily finished or be part of it or that can be completed with the same task. In this way, he not only performs tasks more quickly but also sometimes reduces them.
What do you think about this topic? Are there any of these routines in the morning that you are already doing?
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