It’s no coincidence the morning routine of billionaires are similar. Developing a consistent morning routine is important—it helps kick start your day the right way, and gets you to be more productive. If you want to be a billionaire, you’ve got to think like one. Read on to see how the CEOs of the world start their day.
Wake Up Early
This may not be an easy task, but if you want to be successful, you will need to have discipline. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam reports that 90% of executives wake up before 6 a.m.
What could I do waking up at the crack of dawn? There’s plenty! And you can start with getting that work out in. According to Business Insider, President Barack Obama starts out every day with strength and cardio training, as well as other billionaires like GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey. Bonus, if you work out at the beginning of the day, you won’t have to worry about it later!
Not an active person? You should still exercise your mind and clear your head in preparation to tackle the day. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah Winfrey shared that she mediates every morning for at least 20 minutes.
Educating yourself is key in the road to success whether it be from newspaper articles or a book. What better way to start your day than checking this off your to-do list? Disney CEO Bob Iger gets up as early as 4:30 a.m. to further his knowledge and read.
Whatever morning rituals you choose to have, it is important you make them a routine. Although the morning routines of many of billionaires overlap, none are exactly identical. However, the one similarity they all share is their consistency and commitment to their routine. Committing to a morning routine will not come easy to everyone. It takes 21 days to build a habit, but it will help you form the discipline and add the momentum your day needs to be successful, like a billionaire.