Do you feel dull or low on energy sometimes? Do you find it hard to wake up early and start your day with a boost of energy? Do you think you are too busy to find time to workout for even an hour a day?
If the answer to some of these questions is yes, then you’ve definitely got some learning to do. Here is a small list of highly influential people and their secret to high productivity.
1. Arianna Huffington doesn’t need an alarm to wake up in the morning
Arianna Huffington – author, sleep evangelist and co-founder of The Huffington Post wakes up naturally without an alarm clock!
The definition of the word ‘alarm’ means a sudden fear or distress caused by an awareness of danger and it signals that something is not right. So why would you like to start your day with an ‘alarm!’ ?
She begins the day by taking a deep breath and being grateful . She meditates for thirty minutes and starts her workout routine with 30 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of yoga.
She says :
I’ve made small changes over time; for example, when I lived in Los Angeles I was fond of morning walks and hikes. I’m very open to experimenting – I’m sure before long I’ll learn about something new I’ll want to add to my routine.
2. Mark Cuban’s workout routine reflects the way he does business
“The hardest part is those nights when you beat after a long day. If you have to work out at 9 or 10 p.m., you have to work out at 9 or 10 p.m. You can’t talk yourself out of it.”
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks is a busy man but still doesn’t compromise on his fitness. He does an hour of cardio six days a week, plays basketball and also takes kickboxing and Latin fusion aerobic classes.
“That it doesn’t matter when I do it. That I will find a way to get it done, I think, reflects how relentless I can be in the business world as well.”
3. Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder gets 4 more hours of productivity after working out
He does swimming, Yoga, running, weightlifting and even rock climbing. Isn’t’ that fascinating?
“Getting up and at it early gives me time to get on top of things, and chart my day effectively”
He believes that he owes a part of his success to starting his day early in the morning. He’s been following the same workout routine for the past 50 years.Richard has started more than 400 companies, he is one of the richest men in the world and one of most productive person, yet he finds time to work out.
“Exercise, reading, conversations and a positive outlook also keep the mind active and alert. Passion is another huge factor in keeping focused. Passion breeds energy and is essential to running a business that involves long hours and hard decisions.”
4.LearnVest Founder Alexa Von Tobel does meetings while working out!
She starts her day with a power walk with her friends, sometimes goes for a barre or a spin class.
“I do my workouts in the morning, and often I’ll take someone from my team. The person I’m meeting with can pick the class, whether it’s a spin or barre class, or going for a power walk. It’s hard to run and talk—I haven’t mastered that yet.”
Despite being extremely busy she goes to the gym regularly. She eats the same breakfast every day! This helps her avoid wasting her mental energy on deciding what to eat and focus more on real decisions. She eats an apple, yogurt, almond and a salad.
“I’m healthier, I’m happier, I sleep better. When my life is better, my company is better.”