If you’re looking to step up in your career, and become more successful there are several things you can do to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most affluent and successful business leaders.
Start the day early – Getting up before it’s necessary gives you time to get settled and do what you want to do before your work routine kicks in. Whether it’s going for an early morning run, reading a book or making a good breakfast. Taking time for yourself each morning is important.
Exercise is a priority – Those who don’t make time for exercise will eventually have to make time for illness. Take time to look after yourself. Go to the gym, go for a jog, or join a sports team. Not only will the exercise allow you to think clearer and feel better by releasing healthy endorphins, but it will also act as an active stress relief.
Take time for personal hobbies – There is likely something that you’re passionate about that you don’t always make time for. It could be writing, painting, hiking, or anything that you cut out of your schedule because you’re too busy. Always make time for the things you enjoy.
Make time for family – At the end of the day, your family will be the ones that are there for you. Regardless of the economy or the success of your company, your family will always be by your side. Taking 30 minutes in the morning, or an hour at night with your family is one of the most important things you can do to keep a healthy work life balance.
Network over coffee – Attending cocktail parties is a great way to get to know a wide range of people, but they have become a social scene that involves very little actual networking. If you want to build a strong business relationship try going out for coffee in the mornings to build your new professional relationship.
Clear your mind – What truly relaxes you? For some high profile CEO’s it’s meditation or yoga, a walk in the park or listening to your favourite music. Taking this time to center yourself and clear your thoughts before or after a busy day will help keep you refreshed and mentally prepared to take control of your day.
Express gratitude everyday – Many of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world take time each day, week or month to write down everything they are grateful for. This helps keep you grounded and often brings everything into perspective.
Stay up to date with the news – Reading current events and staying up to date with what’s going on in the world and within your community is important for any business professional.
Stay passionate – You believe in the industry you’re a part of. You may be more motivated some days than others but never forget why you are passionate about the business you’re in and why you got involved with it in the first place.
Be punctual – Time is valuable. Successful people understand the value of time and show up when they said they would, every time. Respecting others time as much as your own is essential.