8 Habits of Highly Successful People

There is always enough time in the day if you are making ever hour count.

1. Get Up Early

What do Tim Cook, Richard Branson and Jack Dorsey all have in common? Not only are they phenomenally successful businessmen, but they also are all early risers. Studies have shown that not only are early risers more optimistic and diligent, but they are also more efficient problem solvers and leaders - all qualities arguably integral to business success.

2. Eat Breakfast

There is a reason legions of people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; because it is. Not only does it give you metabolism a kick start, low glycemic index foods will release energy . throughout the morning, giving you essential energy to fight the challenges of the day.

3. Get Moving

Studies have shown that people are more likely to stick with an exercise plan if they choose to work out in the morning versus the evening, which has two benefits. First for your overall health and secondly for your mental focus. A good workout in the morning leaves you full of energy, revived and ready to take on the day.

4. Snack Attack

We have all heard the expression 'hangry' and the effects of hunger really shouldn't be minimised. Avoid making rash decisions and possibly snapping at your staff by having some nuts or oat bars close to hand for the 11am hunger pangs.

5. Interested and Interesting

Tom Corely, a wealth correspondent in the US spent years studying ultra-successful self made millionaires for his book 'Change your habits, Change your life' where he uncovered that not only are more successful people generally more well read, but that they read a wider range of topics to the average business person. Taking everything from self-help books, biographies to crime novels, Corely notes that there are life-lessons to be found everywhere.

6. Visualise

Not only is there something to be said for just taking a moment to stop and think, studies have shown that visualisation can really help individuals achieve their goals. With some of the world's most famous entrepreneurs practising the art of visualisation, studies have shown it can reduce stress levels and improve decision making.

7. Don't Dwell

We all know that famous saying: 'It's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get back up that counts' and nothing could be truer. Building success comes from learning from your mistakes, keeping your momentum going, gaining the experience of failure and doing everything you can to make sure it doesn't happen again.

8. It's All About Who You Know

Studies have shown that a main source of inspiration is drawn from who is around us. Highly-motivated people surround themselves with likeminded people who share their goals.


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Poppy covers a wide range of topics at Billionaire, having spent the past 13 years at companies including Singapore Tatler, Her World Plus and Harpers Bazaar UK. She has a passion for fashion, jewellery and travel as well as an avaricious fascination with crime novels. Follow her at poppypskinner on Instagram.

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