The chief executive officers (CEOs) around the world have various ideal habits that attribute to their success. An hour a day to execute a habit makes a significant change in the long-run. Here are the six ideal habits of the most successful CEOs in the world that you should adopt.
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Creating morning routines
Google’s CEO Sunda Pichai has consider morning routines like reading news and drinking a cup of tea. For him, morning routine is a kick-start for his entire day.
The practices that you will consider every morning can enlighten your mood and increase your productivity throughout the day. Here are some reasons why you should have morning routines.
Waking up early morning
Robert Iger, CEO of Disney, gets up at 4:30 every morning and New Jersey Nets CEO Brett Yormark gets up at 3:30 a.m.
They believe that waking up early enables you to finish more things the entire day. With more time, you avoid to procrastinate your workloads. This will allow you to do things right.
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If you’re struggling waking up early, here’s a video of Matt D’avella on how to wake up before 6 AM.
It is essential to have focus when you want to be more productive. Thus, Oprah Winfrey meditates at least 20 minutes per session and aims to do two sessions per day. According to her, meditation can improve the quality of your sleep, the relationship you have with the people around you, greater productivity, and can increase creativity.
Even more, Tuppeware CEO Rick Goings said that “it’s a practice that not only burns off stress but gives me fresh eyes to clarify what’s really going on and what really matters”.
Both CEOs do transcendental meditation. Apart from the mentioned benefits of doing meditation, it also improves self-awareness.
Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, reads 50 books a year. “Reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic. I’ve been reading about a book a week on average since I was a kid. Even when my schedule is out of control, I carve out a lot of time for reading,” he stated.
“If you invest the lion’s share of the first part of your career in learning, you’ll have a significant amount of earning potential in your tool box by the time you reach your 40s, which is typically when people start to earn higher levels of compensation. Your career decisions over the next two to three decades can then be shifted to focus on earning, then learning and giving. Then, once you are nearing the twilight of your career, you can pay it forward by shifting your priorities to giving, then learning and earning,” Mark Davis, CEO of PuroClean.
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You can spend at least an hour learning a new skill until such time you will realize that you have mastered a skill. Keep in mind that it is important to learn to cultivate your creativity not only to succeed but also to sustain success.
Aside from exercising your mind, you should also strive to pursue wellness. Exercising everyday should be one of your ideal habits to consider. According to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it is important to be in shape. Doing tons of things entails a lot of energy and being fit enables you to have more energy.
Even the CEO of Virgin Group Richard Branson agreed with Zuckerberg. He emphasized that keeping fit enables his brain to function well. Branson wakes up at 5 A.M. to run and do cycling.
Learn to plan ahead of time
Benjamin Franklin once said, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Thus, it is an ideal habit to plan whenever you are pursuing something. Research when you wanted to do business. Plan ahead of time so you do not need to worry much when you need to do a lot of things. List all the things you need to do before going to bed so that when you wake up, you know what to achieve for that day.
“If you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, you’re setting yourself up for failure. No business decision should be made before knowing everything there is to know about the business or specific situation,” Nick Neonakis, CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company, said.