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Daily Habits of Highly Successful People

… Worth incorporating into your life!

They’re smart, they’re driven, they’re successful and (clearly) pretty wise too. Here are some of the key habits that successful people and entrepreneurs practice every day to send productivity soaring. (Hint: they’re all things you can do too!)

1. PRIORITISE & PLAN!

JULIE STEVANJA (co-founder and CEO of Stylerunner) says “I like to rise early, be grateful and set an intention, such as ‘today I will be a better leader, I will practice empathy’ or ‘I will spend more time with the team’. Unless you set an intention to improve the way you work, all you’ll accomplish will be tasks.”

“Secondly, it is so crucial to stop and priortise. I start by brainstorming a list of absolutely everything that needs to be done. (If you don’t,  it takes up valuable mental energy.) Then I work out which are ‘mission critical’ priorities, then which are important but I’ll make time for next week (then book them in immediately!) and which I can come back to. Of the mission critical items, work out if there is anything you can delegate, and start to work through the rest in order of priority.”

Objectives aren’t as crucial as getting the work done. Not attaining goals may lead to lack of self-worth and depression; however, doing day-to-day tasks which propel you toward the person you wish to become will benefit you a positive way; that is, motion will beget greater motion.

And on top of planning your day.. Accomplish your tasks! Whatever the activity is, successful people start and finish the work to the best of their ability.

OTHER TIPS FROM JULIA:

1.Rise early, be grateful and set an intention for the day

2. Stop and prioritise, brainstorming a list of the urgents

3. List the immediate priorities which are important but you’ll make time for next week (then book that in immediately)

4. Don’t confuse URGENT with IMPORTANT. Urgent tasks are often not as important as your top priorities

2.  REGULAR EXERCISE!

Exercise certainly is a portion of the day-to-day regimen of successful individuals. It’ll make you feel good about yourself, and keep the body healthy, will make the mind alert and teach you discipline. As a matter of fact, a report revealed that 70 percent of successful business individuals discover a way to exercise each day.

If you cannot exercise in the morning, get it in around lunch time or in the early evening. If you are on the ground floor and you are traveling to the fifth floor, take the stairs rather than the elevator–but do not overexert yourself because it may set you back.

LISA MESSENGER (Entrepreneur and found of The Collective) says “I have certain ‘not negotiable’ rituals, such as very single morning I do at least an hour of exercise, whether that be the beautiful Bondi to Bronte walk or boxing in the park. I also have a green smoothie on my desk every single day. Nourish your body from the inside out and your productivity levels and mindset within the workplace will thank you right back.”

3. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM!

Successful people absolutely wake up early. Because the earlier they begin the day, the more time they’ll have to get things accomplished. They’ll face the day ready for whatever comes their way because they’ve established plans the evening before. As compared with an individual who rises out of bed 5 minutes before she/he must be at work and possesses no true direction, who do you think is going to have the ability to deal with his/her responsibilities better? It follows, of course, that early birds will also get a good night’s sleep. If you have a desire to follow the day-to-day regimen of successful individuals, you may want to begin to wake up early.

BIANCA CHEAH (founder and managing director of Sporteluxe) says “I try to wake up when the sun is just rising and do a big stretch in bed. Not only does a stretch feel ah-mazing but it melts away the fascia that has built up over your muscles during your sleep, enabling you to move easier throughout the morning.”

4. IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BALANCE!

Have some downtime, it’s healthy and it’s earned!

Successful individuals do not have work on their agenda all of the time. They set apart time for their family and themselves (they even meditate). Consider it a way of recharging your batteries.

If you are always buried in a pile of work, you are missing out on life. Personal time is critical because it’s the time you’re able to review your life and where it is headed; that is the time that you reflect and develop new strategies for your success journey.

The day-to-day regimen of successful people is not that hard to master. Anybody may do it, though not everybody has the proper mindset to really see it through.

“I use downtime at night to plan and contemplate the next day and issues at hand. My coffee ritual first thing in the morning with my lover is something I really treasure. I also try to squeeze in an ocean swim, though that sometimes can prove difficult with my work schedule. It is imperative within my company that I follow my intuition and trust my gut instinct. Finally, I remind myself to just breathe.” says Justin Hemmes (CEO of the Merivale Group)

5. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

View your time as limited/finite! It’ll motivate effectiveness and efficiency as it applies to time and allow you to achieve results. It’s best accomplished through delegation and leverage.

Like the path from white belt to black belt, success includes a journey that is taken one lesson at a time. Improved and refined, successful people move onward and forward in facing their next challenge and life lesson.

OTHER TIPS:

  1. Ask questions!
  2. Invest in yourself!
  3. Take life within the limitations of your control!
  4. Let go of your past!
  5. Successful people share their success tips with others – stay humble!

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