Early to bed, Early to rise makes a man or a woman healthy, wealthy and wise.
So what does it take to be a successful CEO?
Adjectives that first come to mind are ambitious, intelligent, experienced and charismatic; however, the commonality among top CEOs that is getting attention these days is their urge to rise before the break of dawn. According to Business Insider (see below for link), this correlation is not to be ignored. The article highlights results of a survey conducted a few years ago on successful CEOs and their respective wake-up hour. Company’s such as Unilever, GM and Avon all possess CEOs that get up and report to work well before their peers; laziness on any day of the week cannot be afforded. Either these inspiring individuals go to bed between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., which is unlikely due their unwillingness to compromise personal life, or they aren’t getting the doctor recommended 8 hours of sleep. So, if you’re aspiring to be the CEO of the next Starbucks and you’re rolling out of bed at 7:30 a.m., you’re well behind. Chances are that before you take your first sip of java, your competitor’s CEO has been awake and diligently working for the better part of a business day. And yet folks still wonder why CEOs of big companies get paid high salaries.
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