Strange but productive habits of successful business persons

When it comes to success in business, many people believe that it’s all about hard work, talent, and luck. However, there’s another factor that’s often overlooked: the power of habits. The habits we develop can have a significant impact on our productivity, creativity, and overall success. In this blog post, we’ll explore some strange/unusual but productive habits of famous business persons that you can incorporate into your own life to achieve greater success.

1.      Elon Musk’s Extreme Work Schedule

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, is known for his extreme work schedule. He reportedly works up to 120 hours per week, which is more than three times the average workweek. While this may sound insane, Musk claims that it’s necessary to achieve his ambitious goals. He has also said that he spends most of his time in meetings and on email, rather than on actual work. While we don’t recommend working this many hours per week, Musk’s focus on productivity and efficiency is worth emulating.

2.      Jeff Bezos’ Two-Pizza Rule

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has a famous “two-pizza rule” for meetings. He believes that if a team can’t be fed with two pizzas, it’s too big. Bezos reasons that smaller teams are more productive and efficient, and can make decisions more quickly. This rule has helped Amazon maintain its agility and speed, even as it has grown into a massive company.

3.      Jack Dorsey’s Walking Meetings

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and Square, is known for his love of walking meetings. He reportedly walks up to five miles per day while conducting meetings with his team. Dorsey believes that walking helps clear his mind and allows him to think more creatively. This habit is also good for his health and well-being, as it allows him to stay active throughout the day.

4.      Warren Buffett’s Reading Habit

Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is known for his voracious reading habit. He reportedly spends up to six hours per day reading newspapers, reports, and other financial information. This habit has helped Buffett develop his investment strategies and stay on top of market trends. By staying well-informed, he’s able to make smarter investment decisions and achieve greater success.

5.      Mark Zuckerberg’s Grey T-Shirts

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is known for his signature grey t-shirt. He wears the same shirt every day to reduce decision fatigue and free up mental energy for more important decisions. This approach allows him to focus on the big picture and make better decisions for his company.

6.      Richard Branson’s Daily Exercise

Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, starts every day with an intense workout. He believes that exercise is not only good for his physical health but also for his mental well-being. Exercise helps him to clear his mind and stay focused on his goals. By making exercise a part of his daily routine, Branson has been able to maintain a high level of energy and focus throughout his career.

7.      Steve Jobs‘ Minimalist Wardrobe

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, was known for his minimalist wardrobe. He wore the same black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers every day. Jobs believed that by limiting his clothing choices, he could focus his energy on more important decisions. This approach allowed him to streamline his life and stay focused on his work.

8.      Oprah Winfrey’s Gratitude Journal

Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul, starts every day by writing in her gratitude journal. She writes down three things she is grateful for, which helps her to maintain a positive attitude and focus on the good things in life. This practice has helped her to stay grounded and focused on her goals, even during difficult times.

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Author: Shafqat Jilani
Shafqat Jilani is a corporate trainer, management consultant, life coach, motivational speaker, a behavioural psychologist and e-strategist with more than twenty fives years of professional working. He is working in IKTAR as country director for Pakistan.

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