Billionaires are super successful, but how do they become successful?
Many billionaires are self-made, and along the way they figured out simple habits and life hacks to save money, boost productivity and make great decisions.
20 Simple habits and life hacks from billionaires
Scheduling and productivity hacks
- Apple founder Steve Jobs believed in honing in on the best three projects at a company and disregarding all the others.
- The big three is the ultimate productivity hack to simplify complex life.
- For our own life, choose three things that can be reasonably accomplished within the day.
- Ideally, they would be things that have been procrastinating about.
- You will feel great once they are all done.
- Repeat every day for unparalleled productivity.
- You can also get the most out of your day with some high-octane scheduling, Elon Musk style.
- He schedules his time in five minute blocks, but then he is running two very notable companies, Tesla and SpaceX.
- In order to save time changing between the two companies, Musk Spends two full days each week at each one, and friday is divided between the two.
- Knowing exactly what you need to be doing and when saves time procrastinating about what task to do next.
Do you suffer from Monday-itis and spend the day procrastinating about the week ahead?
- Jack Dorsey, the founder of twitter, does not.
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- He hits the ground running on Monday by spending some time on sunday reflecting strategizing and preparing for the week.
- Try it, and you will find your productivity will spike and the transition from weekend to working week is that much easier.
Invest in time
- Do you know that very successful people spend a lot less time watching TV than the average person?
- That’s because they have a greater understanding of the value of time, like the richest person in the world , Warren Buffet, who made his wealth by taking a long-term approach to investments.
- But he also knew how to prioritize in the short term.
- Buffet once advised his personal pilot to ignore any goals that weren’t in his top five.
- That way, he wouldn’t be distracted and would be more likely to achieve those goals.
- While our goals may not be as large as a pilot’s or a billionaire’s, it does not mean we can’t use the principle.
- Just like Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who has eliminated TV watching from his life. It’s easier when you don’t even have one.
Avoid Alcohol and Smoking
- You might expect someone as ostentatious as U.S President Donald Trump to have more than a few vices. But you’d be wrong if you thought drinking alcohol and smoking were among them.
- Trump believes in a straight-edge lifestyle as a precursor to success.
- Without distraction like alcohol and cigarettes, you not only increase financial stability, but are likely to be in better health and receive a better education and not miss out on opportunities to succeed.
- It is hard to be at top of your game when you don’t feel best.
- While some larger health issues may be outside of your control, a healthy diet is easily achieved and can work wonders on your energy levels.
- David Murdock, Chairman of Dole foods and CEO of Castle and Cooke, believes his healthy diet is a huge factor in his longevity.
- In-fact, Murdock believes he is going to live to 125 years old.
- He has been a vegetarian since the age of 60 and at the age of 93 years old, he has the healthy of a much younger man.
- He’s not only interested in furthering his own healthy, but the health of others through collaborating on science research and wellness programs.
Take Public Transport
- You will be starting to pick up on a trend that many billionaires pay attention to how they spend their time, money, and also have concern for the world around them.
- This brings us to the next simple habit of taking public transport or using self-powered transport like walking or cycling.
- Two billionaires known for this are David Cheriton, founder of Distributed Systems Group, and Cheek Feeney, co-founder of duty free shoppers group.
- It is so easy to implement in your own life.
- You will be saving dollars and reducing your carbon foot print in no times.
Adopt a Glass-Half-Full Mentality
- Elon Musk’s shoot for the moon attitude is particularly evident in the work of his company, SpaceX.
- He is literally shooting for mars, which he hopes to colonize one day.
- Musk believes his undying enthusiasm gives him an edge over less optimistic competitors.
- His lesson is that if you don’t have hope for the future, it will melt your expectations and never be better that what it is now.
- So think positively and help yourself achieve greatness.
- Want a super easy habit to incorporate into your daily life that is popular with billionaires?
- Try meditating, as well as reducing stress levels and improving memory, science has also shown meditation can boost the immune system.
- Two billionaires who profess to daily meditation are media extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey and jack Dorsey, CEO of twitter and square.
- Session of stillness can also result in improved creativity, sharp focus, and a more positive outlook, all vital to productivity.
So How do they do it?
- Well, Dorsey opts for 30 minutes upon walking.
- And Oprah manages an impressive 20 minutes twice per day.
Be Brave and Fail
Sounds crazy, do you think?
- Not for a minute, according to these billionaires, who believe both bravery and failure cannot be under-estimated in the path to success.
- Richard Bronson is likely to be the first billionaire that comes to mind.
- Not only is he brave when it comes to physical adventures like hot air ballooning, but he also uses the same philosophy for entrepreneurship.
- Like when he started Virgin Airlines, despite having never worked in the aviation industry.
- Sir Richard’s theory behind his success is that his burning desire to be creative leads him to do things not for money, but the act of creation.
- Similarly when Michael Bloomberg LP, was fired at the age of 39, he branched out and started a new company based on an unproven idea, the epitome of brave decision making.
- He doesn’t believe in wasting time worrying amount failure.
- They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Well, through Richard Branson and Elon Musk are considered to be so passionate about their work, they border on obsession, they are in no fear of being dull.
- Elon Musk celebrated his 30th birthday by renting a castle in England for his friends to join him and play the hide-and-seek game, Sardines.
- And that’s just one example among occasions like costume parties and driving fast cars.
- Aside from his passions for bite surfing and record breaking, Richard Branson tends to have a lot of fun with his work.
- This usually happens when he has a fantastic marketing ploy to execute, like driving an amphibious car all the way from England to frame.
- His spirit of adventure is a crucial aspect of his creativity and success.
- Now, we all know we are supposed to exercise every day.
- These Billionaires provide the proof that we should.
- Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban does on hour of cardio at least six days a week.
- Exercise is great for boosting memory and focus.
- Richard Branson gets up at 5:45 AM to exercise, and believes the energy and motivation it provides manifests as extra hours of productivity every day.
- So before you blow off the gym again today, just think……………….. WHAT WOULD A BILLIONAIRE DO?
To be continued………….