What would you try in your professional life if you weren't afraid of failing? Would you finally write that book of short stories? Strike out and open your own shop? Convince your manager you deserve to be in charge of a larger team?
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We all have those people in our lives. You know the ones. They're on top of their work and social lives and never turn up to the office with coffee spilled down the front of their shirts.
They're accomplished for a reason. They recognise that the morning sets the entire tone for the rest of the day and utilise it in effective ways. We don't expect you to nail all of these immediately, but here are some of the most popular and time friendly morning habits of successful CEOs and business leaders.
You spend more time with your own failures than anyone else on Earth. Eventually, you might internalize them and come to fear failure. However, for everyone else, they barely know your failures even exist.
What did you do when you woke up this morning? If you crawled out of bed and trudged straight to work after hitting the snooze button numerous times, you clearly haven't begun the week on the best footing. According to the world's business elite, having a set Monday routine can pay dividends to your health, happiness and ability to get ahead -- both in your professional and personal life. Here are seven Monday hacks employed by famously successful people to start your week off in the best possible way.
The idea of networking sometimes feels sleazy, and it can be if you're doing it wrong. If you think networking is about using someone to get ahead, you're thinking about it all wrong. It's about building a community of like-minded friends, so you can make progress together.
You'll find no shortage of tips from many of the most successful and powerful people on how to find your "passion", or what you truly love to do. Here's a simpler way: gauge how you feel about opening your laptop.
No matter where or how often you've found success, if you feel like you don't deserve it or someone is going to "find you out", you may be suffering from "Impostor syndrome". Programmer Tommy Refenes, one of the developers behind the hit game Super Meat Boy, recently explained how he recognised, and dealt with, the condition.
If you want to get things done, you'll have more luck creating a system for your habits than simply relying on motivation. Next time you've kicked arse on a project, whether it's a research paper, a presentation or any other task, take a minute to think about what worked best so you can come up with a system for future success.