What do the best of the best entrepreneurs practice in their daily routine to help them to stay a cut above the rest?
They get ready for the day.
Successful entrepreneurs, no matter how busy they are, accept that to be totally on-point, they must be prepared and organised.
It’s pretty obvious but the more prepared you are, the more confident, relaxed, and efficiently you can operate – this is how effective entrepreneurs can efficiently prepare lists, goals, calls, meetings, calendars. They always know what they’re going to eat, when they’re sleeping, and what clothes to put on in the morning. Surprisingly while super busy they also carve out time for exercise, family and friends. They make sure to start every day leading the game, rather than consistently behind.
They think outside the box.
The most successful entrepreneurs have the same 24 hours and the same access to information as the rest of the planet. Yet, they are able to set themselves apart by thinking differently than everyone else. They continuously consider how they can improve an experience, product or service.
They take notes
Even though they are generally super busy, they recognise the importance of taking note relevant to the task at hand, and they return to it later. This focus allows creative multitasking without letting their work become scattered and overwhelming. Taking great notes helps you clarify your thinking and enables you to focus on the things that matter, Actively taking notes during conferences or client communications can help to identify, and summarise, very quickly the most notable points.
The best entrepreneurs are master networkers!
Entrepreneurs are great networkers – they completely understand that you never know where the next fabulous partnership will be formed and believe there is never a wrong time to make the right connection. We all know the importance of relationships in any business. But entrepreneurs they know how essential it is because they can build a strong and diverse professional network crucial to business growth or acquiring VC. It embeds you within a valuable community filled with knowledgeable and resourceful people.
They take time for themselves.
There is something singular about successful entrepreneurs – they are generally always busy and recognise that to be successful; it takes a tremendous amount of grit and sacrifice, yet the most influential entrepreneurs understand they need time for themselves to recharge.
When they recharge – they can indeed be present for others.
Some of the best, create freedom in their daily or weekly schedules to nurture the connection they have with themselves.
Yes, even entrepreneurs do things outside of work.
Entrepreneurs embrace life outside of the office. They include themselves in all kinds of groups that fit what they live and interests. Think – yoga, Zumba, being part of charities, or sporting groups etc. Being part of these groups get them out of “business mode” and connects them with people who have nothing to do with business, which is enhanced to their life and can help to expand their business ventures.
They seek the support of like-minded people.
They are generally seen as leaders, but the most successful Entrepreneurs see learning to be more useful than leading. They intelligently surround themselves with like-minded and similarly driven people who offer them new insights and knowledge. Why? Because they know to be effective and successful is never to stop learning – the world continually evolves, and so do they. Successful entrepreneurs learn from their failures and successes, adapt to changing circumstances, evaluate new obstacles, and develop their ideas.