You’ve read all the stories about how the average CEO earned more than you in a year by 10AM on his first working day each January. But how did they get there? It’s not all Harvard and business suits – these 8 daily habits are common among some of the world’s most powerful (and rich!) CEOs. Want to move up in the world? Do what they do…
#1 – They Get Up Early
Early to bed, early to rise, work like Hell, and advertise. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook gets up each morning at 4AM. What time did YOU get up today?
#2 – They Read A Lot
TV bad, reading good. Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year – or roughly one each week. Biographies, history and self-help books are all fodder for CEO book lists.
#3 – They Focus 15-30 Minutes Each Day
It’s not all beer and Skittles being an CEO. They face big challenges – a common reason many of them think in isolation each morning and focus for at least 15 minutes, be it on their career, health or relationships.
#4 – They Make Time For Exercise
We’ve all heard of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s crazy workout routines (another early riser), but he’s hardly alone. Most of the biggest CEOs in the business carve out at least 30 minutes a day for daily exercise.
#5 – They Spend Time With People Who Inspire Them
We all need inspiration. CEOs do too, and they surround themselves with highly motivated people in their personal networks. Can’t find someone who fits the bill? Join groups that share your career and/or personal interests.
#6 – They Follow Their OWN Dreams
Hugh Hefner once said “Life is too short to be living someone else’s dream”. He’s spot on – 80% of rich folks are ‘obsessed’ with setting and pursuing their own goals.
#7 – They Make Sleep a Priority
CEOs take care of their bodies. They exercise daily, they eat well, and they tend to sleep between seven and nine hours each night. Why? Sleep is critical to memory function, and creative thinking.
#8 – They Don’t Waste Time
Time is money. You’ve likely heard that a hundred times, but think about it. Time is finite. You don’t get it back. Top CEOs get this, and they spend their time on activities that make them smarter, productive, and rewarding.