You may sometimes wonder what tomorrow's routine will be for the most successful people? Will they get up super early? Or will they go to bed late (or at all)? What do they eat to keep their energy up? Discover the secrets behind Richard Branson's morning routine.
The truth is that most successful people get up when the sun is not yet up. The city is quiet. There is no noise in their homes. They are early risers who do not delay the alarm clock.
To that they add a daily routine. In general, psychologists and scientists say that it has been proven that getting up early and having a more or less strict routine results in a more productive day.
Start before dawn
Waking up early is increasingly common among CEOs, senior officials and other influential people.
In some ways, it is a habit that reflects a distinctive status sign: "I get up early" now seems synonymous with "I'm a winner.”
Time is scarce by definition and even more so when there are many responsibilities. Taking advantage of the quietness before the noise and movement of the day begins is important.
If you are curious, we propose a trip to the homes of some prominent people in their professions and what their routine is in the morning. And we start with...
Who is he? He was only 16 when he founded his first company, Student magazine. And ever since he has been accumulating success as an entrepreneur. He founded Virgin (records, retail, airlines, artistic production) and has amassed one of the great fortunes of the planet.
The Brandson routine
"Getting up and at it early gives me time to get on top of things, and chart my day effectively," he claims
- He wakes up...At 5 AM. Branson says no matter where he is in the world, he always wakes up 5 am.
- The first second...First habit: Physical exercise. Training is a priority for Branson. And in his interviews it's the first recommendation to be more productive: exercise.
- Breakfast consists of ...Breakfast: This is the time you spend with your family. The founder of The Virgin Group eats fruit salad and muesli and a plate of raw oatmeal often served with nuts or dried fruits.
- Mindfulness: Brandon also takes some moments for meditation and mindfulness. It helps him focus and establish priorities correctly.
Do you follow Branson's example and get up super early?