Becoming successful at any craft or business takes more than luck and talent. Many people think that to be rich, famous, and successful; you need to be in the right place and at the right time. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but that is not true, dedication and hard work are the essential cogs that make everything happen. One thing that all the successful people have in common is their morning routine. They do the same things every day to create consistency, and the results are tremendous.
1. Mark Cuban
Let’s start with the famous owner of the Dallas Mavericks. You might have seen him sitting courtside at every Mavericks game, or in Shark Tank, making million dollar decisions in a matter of seconds, and he always has a straightforward approach to business. Mark starts his morning at 6:30 a.m., and after waking up, the first thing that he does is to check his email and deal with high priority emails. Then he gets out of the bed and plays some pickup basketball and drinks decaf coffee.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
The other Mark doesn’t wake up that early since his morning starts at 8:00 a.m. and just like Mr. Cuban, he grabs his phone and checks his WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Three days a week he goes out for a run or a workout and then he puts on his famous jeans and grey t-shirt and heads out to his office. Oh, and let’s not forgot about his breakfast; he isn’t picky about his food, so he will eat whatever he feels like eating.
3. Elon Musk
The SpaceX and Tesla boss needs to have six hours of sleep to lead us mortals into the next frontier of the space. He wakes up at 7:00 a.m. and checks his email to see if there’s something that he needs to reply to immediately. After that, he will drink coffee, and if he has any time left he will eat breakfast, if not then it’s time to send his sons to school and then spend the rest of the morning in meetings.
4. Warren Buffett
The famous billionaire wakes up at 6:46 a.m. and starts his day by reading Forbes, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Then he heads to McDonald’s for breakfast, and after he finishes eating food, despite his old age, he works out occasionally, and then he goes to the office. One interesting fact about Buffett is that he spends the majority of the day reading, and recommends that people try to read up to 500 pages a day.