Do you need to have rituals to be a success in the business world?
No, but they help.
If you look at the world’s success stories, both in large businesses and small businesses, the owners often have a ritual that they can pinpoint as a major part of their success. For some, this ritual involves waking up early so that they can have a few hours of free time before the world wakes up.
This means no email, no text messages, no phone calls – everyone is asleep.
I am most productive during this time, and this is a ritual that has brought me success.
I’m also a big fan of supplements, so I’ll take a clarity or calming supplement from Banyan Botanicals if I have meetings or a stressful day ahead.
You, too, can find a ritual that helps you be the most successful and productive.
What do other people’s rituals look like?
1. Richard Branson Wakes Up at 5 am
Branson is the owner of Virgin, and he has made billions of dollars in his lifetime. One trick that he recommends is waking up around 5 a.m. every day. It's his ritual no matter where he is in the world. He is able to exercise, spend time with his family and get into the right state of mind to work.
He attributes much of his success to his ability to wake up early.
Getting up early allows him to reflect on the previous day, organize for the day ahead and make a plan for success.
2. Jamie Walker of Fit Approach and Sweat Guru Starts with Exercise
Exercise is vital to your health, but it’s always the one thing that people push off. If you exercise first thing in the morning, there’s no way to “push it off.” Jamie Walker starts her day with a “good sweat session.”
She wakes up at 5:30 a.m., too. She either runs, works out or enjoys a nice yoga session to start her day.
Her early morning routine allows her to go into the day refreshed and calm. Exercise is a top priority for Jamie, and she always wants to make sure that exercise doesn’t fall into that “to-do later” list.
3. Elon Musk Works to the Bone
Elon Musk is a mega success, but he keeps a very demanding schedule. While most CEOs, such as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, recommend eight hours of sleep a night, Musk pushes his body to the limits. He leads both Space X and Tesla, so there’s little time for
Musk to enjoy himself while he’s changing the world.
He skips phone calls. He sleeps six hours a night, usually waking up at 7 a.m.
Musk will often skip breakfast, and he has his day scheduled into five-minute slots. He works an insane 85 – 100 hours per week. Lunch is eaten in a quick five minutes because that also fits into his schedule.
While short, he finds that these five-minute slots work best for him.
If you dig deeper into the success stories of entrepreneurs, you’ll find that waking up early, sleeping enough, getting important tasks done first and spending time with family are top priorities. It’s all about starting your day off right, and for many, this means starting early and working late.
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