I interviewed 21 self-made billionaires about their secrets to wealth and success-here's what I learned
Billionaires are often highly disciplined and set extraordinarily high standards for themselves and the people around them. Of course, they have lazy and unmotivated days but they don’t allow themselves to slack off.
You can’t be successful if you don’t hone your skills. Limit the distractions and temptations that hinder your progress, show up and be eager to grow your skills.
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Routines and rituals are sets of habits that, when practiced consistently, lead to profound, long-term results. Most billionaire routines start early in the day and include exercising, reading and contemplating.
It doesn’t matter when you do your routine activities. What counts is that you commit to doing them — even when you don’t feel like it.
Billionaires love setting aside alone time. .. To think. They might do this by meditating or some other relaxing activity they enjoy.
Many billionaires are avid readers of a wide range of topics from fiction and nonfiction.
Keep a priority list of titles based on your interests or recommendations from mentors — anything that will add value to your life. If you want to go the extra mile, mark interesting passages and write down notes, thoughts and ideas.
Billionaires maintain their health by exercising regularly. They also often practice meditation or stick to a nutritious diet.
Many incorporate their favorite sports into their workout regimen and claim that sports teach us about winning and losing, essential skills in business and life.
Most billionaires wake-up around 5:30 a. m. Waking up early gives you more time to think in silence, work undisturbed and mentally prepare for the day.
It’s important to note that getting less sleep isn’t what makes you successful. The majority of billionaires function best after seven to eight hours of rest; they simply go to bed earlier.
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Elon Musk (Founder Of Spacex, Tesla Motors And Contributor To Paypal): Musk, at 12 years old, taught himself to code and sold a game he made for $500. When he moved to Canada, he worked odd jobs including tending vegetables, shoveling out grain bins, and cleaning out gunk from a boiler room in a lumber mill.
In university, Elon sold computer parts to make extra cash and turned his 10 bedroom fraternity home into a nightclub on the weekends and charged a cover. Since then, he’s built several companies, including SpaceX, Tesla Motors, PayPal, and zip2.
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