Steve Jobs To Barack Obama: The Morning Routines Of 8 Winners
Is there a secret to starting the day?
Research has revealed that some people work better in the mornings and others feel livelier during nighttime. Some people like to spring out of bed early and get some exercise, others prefer to lie in, and need a gallon of java to get going – to each their own.
Is there a link between the way people start their mornings and success?
Sleepypeople.com shone a light on the morning routines of eight of the most successful people on the planet:
Founder of Apple Inc.
If today were the last day of your life, would you want to be doing what you are doing?
Every morning Jobs stood in front of the mirror and asks himself this question.
“Whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something,” he once said.
Chief executive and co-founder of Facebook
Zuckerberg is famous for wearing the same clothes, the same way, every day.
“I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible.”
The young billionaire starts his day after little sleep as he is usually communicating with his developers until 6 a.m.
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
It’s claimed that Churchill would wake up at 07:30 a.m., remain in bed for breakfast and to read his mail and the newspapers, and stay in bed until 11:00 a.m. dictating to his secretaries.
President of the United States of America
Obama is very keen on morning exercise and starts at 06:45 a.m. every day. After this he has breakfast with his family and then helps with taking his daughters to school.
Co-Founder of Microsoft
Gates is an advocate for healthy living and spends an hour every day on the treadmill, while watching instructional videos from the Teaching Company.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Cameron has said that he and his family avoid watching TV in the morning, as he believes they should be doing something else. On his way to work Cameron reads the newspapers but when at home spends most of his time with his family.
Chief Executive of Amazon.com
Bezos has said that he hates morning meetings and prefers to stay home to have breakfast with his family.
Chief Executive of Starbucks
Schultz told Bloomberg BusinessWeek that he wakes up at 04:30 a.m., takes his three dogs for a walk and exercises before returning home and making coffee for himself and his wife by 5:45 a.m.