Viewing the success of entrepreneurs from any generation in life often causes us to ask ourselves, what exactly did they do?
While The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People written by Stephen R. Covey was all the rage through the early 2000s, our focus goes beyond being effective: what we want to be successful.
From the traditional to the abstract, we’ve scanned our experience working with entrepreneurs (and the web) and compiled our top 4 Favorite Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs.
4 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs
Rise with the Sun
Time is valuable, but just how far are you willing to go to make the most of one 24-hour day? For the successful entrepreneur, waking up early (sometimes really, really early) is common practice. Doing so not only gives you more control over your day, but you’ll have clearer insight to what you need to accomplish.
Everyone takes showers differently. You can use this time to reflect and project your day, clear your head or simply sing your favorite shower jam. New studies have shown that alternating between hot and cold water in your shower helps wake your body and energize your mind. And, to no surprise, the trend is catching on with young and successful entrepreneurs.
If you can’t show up on time, what makes your future partner, investor or client believe that they can trust you? Being punctual not only requires you to take your time seriously, but it tells other people your time is worth their respect. Plus, many first impressions are based off of punctuality, and we mean it when we say the difference between a future client or a hard rejection can, and does, depend on your ability to be punctual.
Ask Yourself …
Before you go to bed, ask yourself this question: “If I lived every day of my life like I did today, would I be happy with the outcome of my future?” It’s as simple as that. You’ll be surprised at the impact this simple reflective question can have in your life.
The future rarely depends on one large decision; rather, it’s composed of small, habitual, everyday actions that eventually make up that big picture of our lives.
What habits do you have that make you a successful entrepreneur? Please share with us.