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Post by Manager on Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:02 am

5 inspiring career tips that you need to hear from billionaire entrepreneurs

“Follow your passion” is a piece of advie that almost every graduate gets when starting out their career. What if I say that this is one of the vaguest pieces of advice one could ever give? How would your passion for breeding animals, for instance, make you a millionaire if you don’t even know where to start? Think about all those failed attempts of making a career around your passion. Think about all that mentoring that you needed but never really got. Success is a product of many other things apart from just passion, and no one knows this better than the ones who have had realised their dream of becoming a billionaire. While passion did play a vital role in shaping their career choices, it wasn’t the only thing that drove them to success.
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Here are five career tips from the most eminent billionaires of the century that will help you excel in whatever you aim for

Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group
"You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal."

Quite simply, whether you aim at having your own enterprise or working for an organisation, leadership qualities are something that you need to inculcate in your conduct to succeed in your venture. A good leader does not reinforce individuality. It’s his responsibility to unite the company under a common goal.  Leaders constantly think of finding innovative methods to make situations better at workplace.
To start, every morning, make a list of things that you can do to engage and motivate your team members to work toward achieving the common goal. Try to identify methods to boost the level of interactions among team members. Even if it doesn't work every time, it'll be a stepping stone towards ultimate success.

Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
“If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always (say they) have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” – Richard Branson

Remember, nothing great was ever accomplished alone. For every goal that you want to achieve in life, you need a mentor or an individual who understands your passion and helps you achieve it. The hardest thing to achieve anything is to get started, and a mentor will give you a head start. When you have a mentor, you have the opportunity to learn from their experiences – both good and bad. Your mentor should be someone who has already arrived and sustained themselves at where you want to be.  They should exactly know the best possible way to achieve your goal.

Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
"The best investment you can make is in your own abilities. Anything you can do to develop your own abilities or business is likely to be more productive."

The best investment to make in life is to invest in yourself. Constant learning is vital to development and success. Perhaps, your career is a business and you are the product that generates revenue. If you won’t spend time in developing your skills, sooner or later, your charm will wear off, and it will be hard to find any takers. Being obsolete is the biggest enemy of success and innovation.
What can you do? Take classes for developing new skills, read about new developments in your industry, attend seminars and work out on areas that you think you lack in.

Oprah Winfrey, Billionaire Entrepreneur and TV Personality
“I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.”

Every set back that you encounter in your life is a step toward ultimate success. Failures are just detours and a reminder that you are on a wrong track. The moment you see that something is not moving ahead as per your plan, stop, analyse your steps and make efforts to bring your life back on the right track.
It has been observed that about 80 to 90 percent of startups fail because they are not able to pivot or change direction despite knowing that they are building a wrong product. This eventually leads to failure. Sadly, about 80 percent of the failed startups do not know that success could be sweeter the second time around. Learning from failed attempts is the only way to realise your dreams. Try harder next time around and you are sure to gain momentum, if not the ultimate victory.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and bestselling author of Lean In
“There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”[/b [

Seeking perfection is paramount in any business setting, but not being flexible in your approaches could be detrimental to you as well as for your career. If you want to change the world, you need to have a wider perspective towards everything that crosses your path. Every failure conceals another big opportunity and every success takes you a step further to becoming a better leader.
What is your mantra of climbing to the top of the professional ladder? Share what motivates you to chase your hopes and dreams.


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Wake up an hour early to live an hour more

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.
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.
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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.

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.

Jack Ma- Founder, Alibaba Group
Jack Ma morning schedule
I always tell myself that we are born here not to work, but to enjoy life. We are here to make things better for one another, and not to work. If you are spending your whole life working, you will certainly regret it.
This sentiment lies at the heart of Jack Ma’s lifestyle. That is why; he gets up early around 6 to 7 am and utilizes every single second by enjoying it. He does work for half an hour and then spends time with family.
Also read: How an English teacher conquered China : Wisdom of Jack Ma condensed into 33 quotes

Jeff Bezos-  CEO, Amazon
His deep focus on customer service has become legendary, but if you think Jeff Bezos is a workaholic, think again. The CEO places a high priority on a good night's sleep, even when deadlines loom and pressure is high. So he has no definite time but generally wakes up early and sleeps early.

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Tim Cook morning schedule
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.

Bill Gates, Co-founder, Microsoft
Bill gates morning schedule
Bill Gates takes out atleast one hour for exercise. During which he works on treadmill and cardio. For this, he follows the instruction video of teaching company.
You may also like: This is the most useful thing Bill Gates ever learned

Mark Zuckerberg- Co-Founder and CEO, Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg morning schedule
Mark Zuckerberg usually makes his first move at 6:00 am in the morning, gets ready, and goes straight to the office. According to www.sleepypeople.com website, 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.

Jack Dorsey- Co-Founder, Twitter
Jack Dorsey put’s his shoulder to the wheel at 5.30 am. He meditates and then jogs  for five miles.

Richard Branson- Founder, Virgin Group
Richard branson morning schedule
Richard Branson swims on his island early in the morning. After that, he goes to play tennis and then has a healthy breakfast.

Warren Buffett- CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffet morning schedule
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.
Related read: Lessons from Legends — Warren Buffett

Ratan Tata-  Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons
Ratan Tata morning schedule
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.

Mukesh Ambani- Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited
Mukesh Ambani morning schedule
Mukesh Ambani wakes up between 5 and 5.30 am every morning. He works out in the gym located on the second floor of Antilia. This also includes swimming followed by reading a couple of news papers.

Oprah Winfrey- Actress, Host and Author
Oprah Winfrey morning schedule
Oprah’s day starts with a 20-minute meditation session for keeping her mind at peace. Thereafter, she exercises in her gym.

Indra Nooyi- CEO, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi morning schedule
Waking up with (or before) the sun, allows executives like General Motors’  Mary Barra and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi to get a head start, knocking out tasks before the rest of the world has rolled out of bed.

Padmasree Warrior- CEO NextEV, U.S.
Though she doesn't run straight to the office after  waking up at 4.30 am, Warrior spends an hour on email, reads the news, and works out. And she is still in the office by 8.30 am at the latest, according to Yahoo Finance.

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.

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.

David Cameron,  British Prime Minister
PM David Cameron starts his morning at 6 am. Until 8 am, he completes his important work of government business and consecutively has breakfast with his family. During this time, no one is allowed to switch on the television.

Virat Kohli- Cricketer
Virat Kohli morning schedule
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).

Schultz- CEO, Starbucks
He starts his day with a workout, which is usually a bike ride with his wife, but still gets to the office by 6 am, according to Portfolio.com.

Jeff Immelt- CEO,  GE
Immelt gets up at 5:30 in the morning every day for a cardio workout, during which he reads the papers and watches CNBC, he told Fortune magazine. He claims to have worked 100 hour weeks for 24 straight years.

Dan Akerson- CEO, General Motors
Dan Akerson told the AP he will "rarely sleep past 4.30 or 5 am," waking up so he can talk to GM Asia before it gets too late. He calls it the best job he's ever had,
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