3. Learn To Unwind
True, successful entrepreneurship is grueling and involves long days, especially when you’re still building your brand. But the difference between running around all day, accomplishing one task after another, and productively working towards your goals is huge. Instead of spinning your wheels with the former, achieving the latter requires a change in mindset beyond extended workdays.
Although we live in a technological era, sometimes you need to tune out the digital world. It would be best if you took time every day to unwind and recharge. Unwinding may look like putting your phone away so you can have uninterrupted quality time with your loved ones. For Warren Buffett, it means spending the evening playing the ukulele. Whatever makes you feel recharged, do it to give your brain a break.
2. Be Intentional
What choices do you make every day, and how are those choices helping you improve yourself? How much time do you spend browsing social media instead of reading the news? Do you change your mind when it comes to your clothes (instead of deciding the night before)? Mark Zuckerberg wears a t-shirt every day to limit how many menial decisions he must make; this way, he is free to focus on bigger, more important ones.
While Zuckerberg’s minimalist wardrobe philosophy may come across as extreme, it does say something meaningful about successful entrepreneurship. He doesn’t waste time worrying about his wardrobe. Rather, he uses that time to benefit from other valuable decisions. Be intentional about your choices, and be intentional about yourself. Consistently make choices that will help you become the best version of yourself you can be.
1. Develop A Strong Work Ethic
No, you don’t have to wake up and run out of bed, but you should have a focused day. Billionaires may be much more privileged than the rest of us, and they may have the courage to focus on improving themselves through consistent and robust morning routines. But don’t be deceived into thinking that they are lazy. Billionaires work extremely hard-both on themselves and on the brands they’ve built.
Indra Nooyi, the president of PepsiCo, gets to work by seven in the morning and often works long hours. Mark Zuckerberg usually wakes up by eight, but he does pull an occasional all-nighter. What makes their long workdays different than those of most people? They are intensely focused on their goals and improving themselves. If you want to be like these major players, follow the previous tips for a successful morning.