Are you looking for ideas you help you reach your goals?
Try some of the most common habits of the most notoriously successful people in the world.
1. They read books a lot
Obama is an avid book worm and Bill Gates insists on reading every day before bed. J.K Rowling insisted this was a key to her success. One man on his own will never achieve as much success as they do learning from the collective. Wider reading helps you learn from the successes, emotional experiences, life stories and most notably, the mistakes of others.
2.They schedule in email time.
Many of the super successful don’t get distracted by email notifications throughout the day. Instead, they schedule dedicated email time once or twice a day & work through them quickly and efficiently. Turn off your notifications if you can’t resist. Micro multitasking and regular distractions decrease focus across your entire to-do-list rendering the days overall performance and quality of work less successful.
3. Wake Up Early
Early risers include Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) Tim Cook (Apple CEO) and Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO) The idea of waking up earlier than the last minute possible to get to work can be daunting. Persistency, coupled with a precise wake up and bed time will adjust your body clock. Interestingly, the super successful like Howard Schultz, don’t use the time specifically to work; they use it to exercise, walk the dog and to have quality breakfast time with family before getting into work.
4. Keep daily tasks simple
Do you find you get home from work exhausted then spend more time thinking about your daily life tasks? What to eat? What to wear? Have you noticed Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) always wears a similar outfit? He has a wardrobe filled with the same outfit so he doesn’t lose focus thinking about what to what to wear every day. Some successful people even eliminate thinking ‘what to eat?’ time by planning their lunches and evening meals every day of the week in advance.
5. Acknowledge and complement the successes of your team.
No one is a success on their own. Warren Buffett attributes this to his success. The more you praise your team and support network, the more you’ll accept other people’s perspective and ideas to shape your direction and way of thinking to success. Not to mention, they will work harder to help you.
Do you have any tips that have helped you achieve success? Comment in the feed and share with us!
Nicola Lawler, Head of Marketing at Projectus Consulting
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