Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, all attribute their success to their hard work and perseverance. However, many of these entrepreneurs have unique habits, which they swear help them successfully lead their companies.
Don’t Waste Brain Power
Leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg have revealed that by dropping minor daily issues they can focus more time to what matters. Specifically, Zuckerberg’s classic jeans and hoodie look allows him to focus less on dressing to impress and more on running his company. This doesn’t mean all CEOs should dress casually. But the mentality of “don’t sweat the small stuff” is one all successful leaders should embrace.
Separate Work and Personal Life
Influential leaders such as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg credit their success to shutting out their work life once they get home. Sandberg says she completely shuts her phone off at night, allowing herself a full night’s sleep without interruption. Bezos also credits his ability to function well on a daily basis to blocking out work life once leaving the office. Being able to find the balance between work and home is important to maintaining sanity and personal relationships.
The road to success doesn’t need to be lonely. Many successful leaders surrounded themselves with those who share a common goal. Being able to share the wealth and victories with people you care about and trust is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a leader. AOL Co-founder Steve Case shared an African proverb that states “If you want to go quickly you can go alone; if you want to go far, you must go together.”
Sometimes being harsh on ourselves, helps us to realize our fullest potential. Great athletes such as Michael Jordan, always make sure to remember where they’ve been and how it has helped them get to where they are. Knowing your failures and shortcomings and how you can grow from such experiences is a key aspect of a successful leader.
Whether it’s getting enough sleep at night or embracing your faults, there are many habits as a leader that will help obtain your success. However odd the habit may seem, it could hold the key to your future success. Who knows, your unique leadership habit may be imitated one day.