8 Habits that make you successful. You can do more in this life than society or anyone else expects of you if you have the right habits in place if you’re trying to start a business any kind of business, habits are critical to making sure that you get all of the little things done that you need to do this is true even and especially when you’re working full time, studying taking care of kids or otherwise going about your day to day routine.
That’s why in this article, I’m going to break down how you can create daily habits that give you the space to build a winning business or life and along the way I’m going to share some habits of billionaire entrepreneurs you can rest assured that if these habits work for them they can work for you too. Let’s go over the habits that can help you become a successful entrepreneur.
Daily Habits Of Successful People
1. Create A Routine
The first daily habit is creating a routine that will help you use your time effectively instead of using that time trying to figure out what to do or getting distracted by the latest social media posting. When I say create a routine I mean pick certain times throughout the week that you’re always going to use to work on your business whether this time is in the morning during your lunch break or late at night when everyone is asleep is up to you, the important thing here is not when you plan your routine but that you plan it in the first place. In other words, what matters is that you commit to setting time aside for your business.
2. Wake Up Early
The next habit that works for most successful entrepreneurs that habit involves waking up early there’s a reason that 90% of executives wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. Those early morning hours are a time to focus on projects without being interrupted no one else is up at that time of day except for the people who have stuff that they want to get done. Jeff Bezos the CEO and founder of Amazon takes his most important meetings before lunch he believes that’s when he’s at his sharpest and able to make big decisions.
3. Work Out And Meditate
The next habit to get into is working out and meditating and just like with your working hour you want to schedule a time to do both of these things. Exercising regularly keeps blood glucose and oxygen levels high, it feeds the brain and releases endorphins into the body to give your mind and your mood a boost. Exercise isn’t just good for you either it significantly boosts your brainpower when it comes to processing and productivity, meditation, or mindful that can help you alleviate stress and focus on tasks and projects. If you want to make excuses and skip your workouts that’s fine because you know who else makes excuses, everyone who’s working 9 to 5 and not living up to their full potential but I know that’s not you.
4. Get A Head Start On Tomorrow, Today
Getting a headstart on tomorrow, today what I mean by this routine is you want to make sure that you’re paying attention to what’s important for you to do now and not putting that off till later. Now it’s a natural human tendency to do that a lot of times once we know what’s going to be the most difficult problem we’ll put it off and try to do it another day and instead, we’ll do a bunch of easy things today so that we can feel more productive, be honest with yourself about what needs to get done be optimistic that you can do it and then prioritize the difficult urgent tasks and do them first. When you have time today use it to the max, get the most important work done, and then move on to the small stuff.
5. Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress means keeping track of small wins along the way to big goals, this is critical for two reasons first, it helps you break down big goals into smaller tasks otherwise big goals can be intimidating and difficult to tackle. Second, when you break down those big goals into small tasks and you track how much you do you’ll feel that sense of accomplishment and rightly so even before you’ve reached those big goals. This is something that a lot of entrepreneurs fail to do and that’s why they get discouraged. They’ll set a goal like they want to earn a hundred thousand dollars, then they’ll make a few sales but they’ll get impatient with themselves because a few sales isn’t a hundred thousand dollars it’s really important to keep your attitude up especially when you’re starting and to do that track the small wins that are going to help you get to those big wins.
6. Relax With Family And Friends
The next habit is probably not what you’re expecting but it’s to spend time with friends and family, you may be a machine when it comes to building a business but none of us are machines through and through we all depend on the human connection to feel like we’re living a more full life and after all a lot of us dream of having success so that we can support our friends and family and do whatever we want with them. Go on vacations with them, spend more time with them, and so on stay connected to your friends and family even as you get more successful. Those are the kind of relationships that will keep you supported as things get really difficult and they will get really difficult the more success you have the more you’ll depend on people close to you, to be there for you and when things get rough, and they will be there for you if you get into the habit now of prioritizing those relationships and spending time with friends and family.
7. Separate Days For Different Business Tasks
This habit is kind of a combination of two ones that we just spoke of we’ve already talked about setting aside time for the routine. You can also set aside days where you focus just on business or you focus just on friends and family. Setting aside that time will help you to know when you can schedule things with loved ones and will also help you know when you need to turn off distractions and get stuff done. Decide now, which days you’re going to set aside next week to get stuff done and decide now which day you won’t work next week to grow and spend time with loved ones.
8. Keep Learning
Bill Gates says he reads up to 50 books a year and Warren Buffett reads between five and six hours a day. Now I know we’re not living off the interest of our investment portfolios and we don’t have 5 to 6 hours a day to read but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit a little bit of reading every day. Reading helps you learn and continuing to learn is imperative for your personal and financial success. Besides there is nothing to lose from reading and learning more there’s no better way to spend your time growing and expanding your mind remember that no one is born an entrepreneur and reading and learning will help aid you and give you the tools you need to grow and become that successful business owner that you’re destined to be, whether you fit in 5 minutes of reading a day or 20 or 60 is totally up to you.
I hope this list has been helpful to you and if you’re starting on your entrepreneurship journey leave me a comment and let me know which habit you find has been most critical to your success and if I left a habit off this list please share personally. I’m a habit junkie and I love hearing about what other people do every day to make them more successful.