Secret Success Tips From Successful CEO’s
At the end of the day, this blog is all about becoming successful. Success in Finances is a broad subject, its success in budgeting, making money, paying off debt – but also in your daily routines. The latter is the most important attribute to being successful in anything.
Success is just a set of daily habits, the more “success” habits you add to your routine the more success you will have. But also the more “bad” habits you add the harder it will be for you to be successful in anything.
I read a great article today from inc.com it has 30 tips from different hugely successful CEO’s, it was a great insight on how to find success and I thought it will help you guys! Ill post what I believe are the 10 best ones here, but visit the whole article here because every tip is worth gold!
Here Are the 10 Secret Success Tips From CEO’s:
1) Don’t Do Bad Days
“I am a huge fan of Mike Bloomberg and recently saw him speak in a conversation with Alan Patricof at an event. At one point, he turned to Patricof and said something to the effect of, ‘Alan, I’m 73 years old, I don’t do doubt and I don’t do bad days.’ That really stuck with me. Running a company is really hard, and every day is different, but having a bad day is a choice.”
–Dan Teran, co-founder and CEO of Managed by Q, an office cleaning, management, and maintenance platform that recently expanded to San Francisco, following New York City and Chicago.
Remember attitude is a choice, if you say it’s a bad day then it will be and you will find no success! Why would you want to to that? Wake up, think of how amazing it is, what you can accomplish and it will be! But you’ll never be successful if you have a negative attitude. It serves NO purpose!
2) Accept Invitations To As Many Meetings and Events As Possible
“You never know who you will meet or the advice you’ll receive.”
–Liat Zakay, founder and CEO of Donde Fashion, a visual search engine that allows users to shop from more than 6,000 brands and over 1 million products.
This one is super important! One of the most important way to find opportunities and be successful period is to make connections. I struggle with this one because I’m naturally extremely introverted. Just brush up on some people skills books and you’re good to go! Go meet people and make a name for yourself!
Remember you are who you associate with, so if possible go to events with people much better off than you are – that is where the success lies!
3) Make Punctuality A Priority
“I strive to be on time for every appointment, every day, without exception. This may seem like a no-brainer in the business world, but you would be surprised how many people still don’t make this a priority. It’s mind-boggling. If a leader is consistently late, it tells others that he or she is unreliable or has no respect for the time of the individuals he or she works with. If he or she is on time, the opposite is true.”
–Andy Bailey, founder of Petra, a business-coaching firm serving 58 businesses in 17 states.
This is often overlooked, I mean,whats wrong with being 5 minutes late? Well apparently a lot. Being on time has a virtuous cycle with it, also I hate when someone is late to anything I do, even 5 minutes. I think it’s highly disrespectful and it definitely wont help you in ANY way so just don’t be late.
4) Watch YouTube to Learn From Other Great Leaders
“I spend time at the end of every night watching interviews, speeches, and panels of other leaders I admire. Through a bit of YouTube stalking, I’ve gotten great lessons on culture from Brian Chesky, brand building from Neil Blumenthal, and leadership from Esther Dyson.”
–Lydia Gilbert, co-founder and COO of Dia&Co, an online personal styling service for women sizes 14 to 32
Youtube is one of the best places to learn things – it’s also getting better every single day. It’s free use, it all you can!
5) Exercise and Meditate
“Transcendental meditation for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening is the perfect complement to daily exercise, whether it’s a trip to the gym or a run across the bridge. Since I’ve started this routine, I’ve found my mental clarity and focus have increased enormously.”
–Elliot Tomaeno, founder and CEO of ASTRSK, a PR agency which has grown from five employees to 16 employees over the past year.
Exercise is more than just being healthy, exercise also really helps to get more focus and increases your energy!
6) Listen To Self-Improvment Audios In Your Car
“I spend about 45 minutes driving to and from work each day. I can spend that time listening to music or talk radio, but I choose to spend it listening to business books and self-improvement books. Over the last two and a half years, I have listened to nearly 40 audiobooks. These books have given me incredible insight into how to run my business and sharpen my skills. I can listen to a new book in a few days, versus reading a book, which would take me at least a month or two, if not longer, because with two little kids at home, I can never find the time.”
–George Zlatin, co-founder and director of operations at Digital Third Coast, a full-service digital marketing agency that serves clients nationwide.
A good goal is to find one thing to improve on each day! Maybe people kills, relatability, knowledge on personal fiance. Anything! Just get better each day and just like money the compound effect will work wonders for you life!
7) Start Every Day With A Positive Attitude!
“I wake up and start every day with one initial thought: being thankful for the abundance in my life–family, friends, company, and more. Nothing good ever comes easy. Hard work and dedication always pays off. Starting every day with a strong, positive thought is the best way to kickoff each day. I believe that a positive mindset is key to overcoming all obstacles, and I radiate this to my team. Just as negativity is infectious–think: one rotten apple at the bottom of a barrel ultimately will ruin them all–so is positivity. Choose to be positive. Be mindful of your attitude and how it affects others.”
–Gary Miliefsky, CEO of SnoopWall, a counterveillance security company with more than 30 international partners.
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“Between Stimulus and Response – There’s Choice.” (Attitude is a choice)
8) Talk A Walk Before Bed (No Music)
“Every evening after the kids go to sleep, I take a 30-minute walk alone without music. It clears my head, calms me down from the daily stresses of running a startup, and allows me to get proper perspective and clarity about priorities. Most importantly, I sleep like a baby. I learned the importance of this 15 years ago, after reading a biography of Harry Truman, who had to deal with being the president at the end of WWII.”
–Charlie Silver, CEO of Algebraix Data, which developed the first universal model of data and holds nine broad U.S. patents on its technology.
A walk is one of the most relaxing things you can do, it also gives you some good exercise! If you ever feel stressed a walk is a good way too, who would have guessed its a secret success tips for your finances too!
9) Keep Work Out Of The Bedroom
“Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Leave the TV, electronics, and work outside. By creating a work-free zone, you can reduce stress levels and, in turn, make the working time far more efficient…and most importantly, your partner will appreciate it.”
–Mark Fachler, founder and CEO of Veestro, a plant-based, prepared meal delivery company.
This is another major surprise, I’m definitely going to start doing this, it makes a lot of sense!
10) Master The 70/30 Rule
“Cultivate good judgment by learning to be comfortable making 100 percent of a decision with 70 percent of the data. This approach forces you to weigh what is really important and to understand the remainder of the data isn’t worth the time it takes to collect. Over time, you will make more good decisions and will accomplish more than the less confident and more risk averse. You will also be more competitive because you will accomplish more. Target being right 70 percent of the time with everything you do. Any extra time you spend on being right means you will miss opportunities, both personally and professionally.”
–Tom Cotney, CEO of Mblox, an application-to-person mobile messaging provider that helps brands build profitable relationships with their customers.
There are some sneaky ways on the path to success! Make sure you implement at least one thing you read!