Famous entrepreneurs, and billionaires strongly follow certain guidelines to make their day productive. Following are famous entrepreneurs and CEOs productivity hacks, these lessons can help you enhance your daily productivity and impact.
Most of us waste our precious day of time in meetings where we discuss and rest of the day we make agenda and list the things that we discussed in the meetings and when at the end of the day we are low we do things but are unable to do much. So instead schedule meetings only if necessary and that too short, quick, precise meetings so that you could do the best rest of the day.
- Mark Cuban, “Never do meeting unless you make a lot of money from them”.
- Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson prefers walking meetings so that he doesn’t waste much time on meetings.
- Gary Vaynerchuk says meetings are a waste of time and money.
- Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Jack Dorsey also had walking meetings.
Focus on critical work of the day
Lesson from Elon Musk: Elon Musk CEO of three companies Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink believe in handling the critical work first thing in the morning and then focusing on other things. He also likes to break his entire day into a series of five-minute slots which may be difficult for a normal person but the point is to assign the time to the task as per the priority and try to finish it within that time. Assigning time should be the first thing in the morning so that you know what you need to do for the rest of the day.
Make time to think
Sometimes back to back work kill your creativity at work. That’s why Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, take 90 minutes to 2 hours buffers in his day where he doesn’t do anything but only thinks so that he can do a great job. You can also take this time to chill for a while and read or learn something in this period.
Write It down on paper
Many successful people still write things down on paper that includes Brian Tracy, Napoleon Hill, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson. Writing make it easy to remember and most of the time the task is done.
Make time to achieve your goals
You will have work whole and it won’t ever end but make time for yourself for goals. Mark Zuckerberg takes out every year to make space for all the important goals.
- He meets a new person each day outside of work
- He learns some new thing every day
Lesson from Jack Dorsey: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey believes in theme days
- Monday’s are for Management.
- Tuesday’s are for the product.
- Wednesday’s are marketing and growth.
- Thursday’s are for developers and partnerships.
- Friday’s are on culture and recruiting.
- Saturday’s holidays.
- Sunday’s are for reflection, strategy, feedback.
Andrew Mason, co-founder of Groupon and Detour believes in discipline and consider it to be the reason for being successful in life.
Short quick e-mail reply
Billionaire and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Facebook Sheryl Sandberg answers emails as immediately with short replies.
Do not multitask
Billionaire Mike Cannon believe in doing one thing at once.
Delegate less priority task
It is not necessary to work on everything by yourself. You should delegate the less priority task to some so that you can concentrate other priority tasks
Interesting Productive Facts of Billionaire
- Richard Branson has over 400 companies but he still takes time to kite-surf and manages to exercise every single day
- President Bush has a million things to do but take time to read books. He reads 95 books in a year.
- Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup writes 20 handwritten thank you notes a day
Everyone gets the same 24 hours and most of them manage to do many things and make their day productive while others still complain that they need more time or have wasted their day doing nothing. So now you know these productive hacks and lessons used by billionaires and top CEOs; so what’s stopping you? Be productive every day.
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