Every successful man in this world understands the importance of time. This is the only reason they get up early. Once they are up early, they have a few extra hours to contemplate before the day begins. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Laura Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.
Mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules.
If we use mornings wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.
While many of us are still in bed, some folks are scoring daily victories to improve their health, careers, and personal lives without sacrificing their sanity.
What the Most Successful People Do before Breakfast is a fun and practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your life before the day has even begun. Laura poled 20 executives, in which 90% said that “getting up before 6 am is good.” They even told what their priorities are after they get up.
Let’s look at how they start their morning and what most of the successful people of the world do first after they get up.
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Tim Cook is known for sending out company emails at 4.30 in the morning, according to Gawker’s Ryan Tate. By 5 am, he can be found in the gym. And he works late too, priding himself on being the first in the office and the last out.
Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister
According to the website www.narendramodi.in, PM Narendra Modi’s morning starts at 5:00 am. He performs pranayama, sun salutation, and yoga.
Bill Gates, Co-founder, Microsoft
Bill Gates takes out at least one hour for exercise. During which he works on treadmill and cardio. For this, he follows the instruction video of teaching company.
Mark Zuckerberg- Co-Founder and CEO, Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg usually makes his first move at 6:00 am in the morning, gets ready, and goes straight to the office. Earlier Mark was known for starting his day with very little sleep as his chatting with programmers used to go on till 6:00 am sometimes.
Warren Buffett- CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffett gets up in the morning by 6.45 am and reads six newspapers. But otherwise, he does not have any fixed schedule. He spends 80% of his time reading.
Ratan Tata- Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons
Routinely, Ratan Tata attends the meetings of various companies of TATA Sons starting from 6 am, and in the weekends, he either drives his cars or his own Falcon private jet early in the morning.
Virat Kohli- Cricketer
He gets up early in the morning at 6.00 am. His workout pattern includes a wide combination of weights as well as cardio exercises. This combination has helped him develop muscles in a most appropriate way to suit his batting(hitting).
Barack Obama President of the USA
US President Barack Obama gets up around 6:30 am and does weight training and cardio in the gym. Later, he has breakfast with his family.