Here’s How The World’s Most Successful Business Leaders Start Their Day!


While most of us struggle to even keep our day jobs, successful leaders own and run several companies while looking fresh, healthy, and happy at the same time. If you wonder what their secrets are prepared this list for you! Here is how the world’s most successful people start their day.


1. Richard Branson

  • Leaves the curtains undrawn so he can wake up right at dawn.

  • Swims early in the morning or goes kite surfing.

  • Follows it up with a health high-vitamin breakfast.

2. Warren Buffet

  • Wakes up at 6:45 and starts with reading paper at home before heading to the office.

  • He is big on reading and spends 80% of the day reading.

  • Advocates reading up to 500 pages a day because that’s how knowledge builds up.

3. Arianna Huffington

  • Starts her day with 30 minutes of meditation.

  • She is also big on sleeping well and unplugging from smartphones. She shuts off all of her devices at night and keeps them out of her bedroom.

4. Bill Gates

  • Starts his day by working out on a treadmill for an hour.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

  • Rises at 8 am every morning unless he had been working entire night.

  • He does wear the same t-shirt every day to avoid making extra decisions.

6. Oprah Winfrey

  • Starts her day meditating, then she hits the treadmill followed by a healthy meal.

  • She gets to work as early as possible which gives her more working hours in the day.

7. Elon Musk

  • He goes to bed at 1 a.m. and wakes up at 7 a.m.

  • He usually skips breakfast, but sometimes has an omelet with coffee and wolfs down lunch in a 5-minute span during a meeting. This goes on to show he is trying to make the most of his day and avoids any lunch meetings.

  • He works out once or twice a week, usually on the treadmill or by lifting weights.

8. Indra Nooyi

  • She wakes up as early as 4 a.m. in the morning to arrive at the office no later than 7 a.m.

9. Lord Sugar

  • Rides his bike 50 miles after waking up at 5 a.m.

10. Jeff Bezos

  • Sleeps 8 hours a day and even has a sleeping bag in his office.

  • He clears out certain days, e.g. Tuesdays and Thursdays, where he doesn’t hold any meetings in order to be more productive.

11. Sergey Brin

  • Exercises intensely every morning and has remained loud-and-proud about his fitness obsession, counting workout clothes and Vibram barefoot shoes as his typical wardrobe and frequently zipping around on rollerblades, doing yoga stretches during meetings, or walking around on his hands for fun.

12. Jack Ma

  • Starts his day by exercising and his tai chi trainer travels with him when necessary.

13. Marissa Mayer

  • She sleeps very little around 4-6 hours as she works long hours, up to 130 hours a week.

14. Jack Dorsey

  • He wakes up at 5.30 a.m. to meditate and then runs several miles to stay healthy and active.

15. Steve Jobs

  • Steve Jobs gave himself a motivational speech every morning. He started every morning looking himself in the mirror and asked, “If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I’m about to do today?” If he responded with ‘no’ too many days in a row then he knew something needed to change.

  • He also advocated minimalism from furnishing his house, to the clothes he wore, and often wore the black t-shirt with blue jeans.

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