The Top 7 Time Management Secrets of Billionaires

Richard Branson. Photo by David Shankbone

Richard Branson. Photo by David Shankbone

Over the last number of years the pinnacle of financial success has shifted from the millionaires to the billionaires. People like Oprah, Richard Branson and JK Rowling have raised the bar. Although financial success is only one aspect of what makes an individual successful it is often used as the measuring stick.

I am always looking for the strategies and techniques of the uber successful in all aspects of life so we can learn and implement their secrets to better our own lives.  I think the question is not what do I have to do to become a billionaire it is more who do I have to become.

It became evident to me that we would all have to become someone who has laser like focus on their priorities and someone who can manage their time to maximize their energy levels. The following strategies were compiled from a number of articles and bios of billionaires and offers insight into how they handle some of their day-to-day business.

After all, it is what we do on a daily basis compounded over time that makes all the difference in our levels of success. Whether you aspire to be a billionaire or not these strategies practiced consistently will be a huge help in reaching whatever goals you set for yourself.


The Top 7 Time Management Secrets of Billionaires

1. Only touch a task once
Whether it’s an email, letter, voicemail, only handle it when you have time to reply. If you’re dealing with it when you don’t have a chance to respond you’re wasting your time by handling it twice and spending too much time thinking about it.

2. Make a List
Make a daily list with the 6 most critical tasks that must get done today. I started doing this about a year and a half ago every morning when I wake up. It’s amazing when you really prioritize what needs to get done, how much more likely you are to achieve it.

3. Time Each Task.
Plan how long each of these tasks will take. Be realistic and keep track of how long they take you so that you can accurately estimate your time for future tasks.

4. Make Time for Each Task.
Assign time slots during your day for accomplishing each task. If you don’t have enough time slots in the day you may need to change some meetings or scheduled events to meet your top priorities.

5. Complete Each Task.
Systematically approach each task in order of priority and don’t go onto the next task until the previous one is complete. Multitasking often leads to both tasks taking longer overall than focussing on one thing at a time.

6. Evaluate Your Day.
Anything not completed in a day should go on your next day’s list of priorities.

7. Follow this routine religiously.
If you can end each day knowing you’ve accomplished the six most critical steps you’ll be well on your way to mastering your to-do list, your time and your energy.

If you use discipline and determination it will guide you to success. These strategies are what are followed by many of the most successful people in the world and can help you be successful as well.


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