The Top 5 Things Successful People Do Before 9am!

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If there’s one thing that successful people have in common, it’s that they are early risers. From GM’s CEO Dan Akerson to Tyler Perry Studios head honcho, Tyler Perry, it’s 5 a.m. or earlier! And you’d be amazed at what you can do before 9 a.m.

It’s not just a habit for them. They have people to see, places to go, planes to catch and video calls to make. But before those things even happen, they have an agenda that includes these things.

1. Plan the day. It’s a pretty quiet time for most executives, so it presents the perfect opportunity to go over scheduled appointments, make a things-to-do list and map out the day. It’s not all business, though. The daily planner should include breaks to eat and even snack, as well as breaks to reflect on that last meeting before jumping into the next thing.

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  1. Daria Fakankun says

    sound advice, my Son & I were just talk n about item # 3…he make his living via computer,,item’s 1,2,4 & 5…he does very well…THANK YOU..I will share this with him..

  2. Teriah White says

    I concur! As a teacher, mother of two small children, grad student and aspiring author, 5:00 is what time I HAVE to get started! It’s a great time to reflect and prepare, and the only time I’m not distracted. Great advice!

  3. says

    Great tips —> now sticking with them is key. Your post is informative, simple & straight to the point. I am adding to my list of things to do in the midst of all I have to do —> to be certain to chat with my family, sadly I must admit I am so business focused that I forget why I am doing it all (for my Mother & key family members) sometimes. Again, thanks great tips. :)

  4. Themeparkhipster says

    When I read this post I instantly changed my alarm clock from 7am to 5am. The information that you wrote about is on point! Thanks for this amazing article.

  5. Syed Irfan Kamyaby says

    Its very necessary to make your day disciplined in any way. Successful people discipline them self, though their life is disciplined.

  6. Samuel Awe says

    I believe successful people sleep early too to be able to wake up early and fresh in the morning.. Dr Farrah is indeed an inspiration.

  7. says

    Seems useful and become a good option for entrepreneurs whom have not a right time management. On my way, improving suggestions at 5 issue, i agree about save best for last but guess the right advice is to do easy things first instead. When I was student lost some test trying to do tighter questions first, specifically in maths. Always has been very motivating see progress and get building first to reach tighter ones with motivation and those are the best of my day.

  8. realityPlease says

    All good advice except in point 4 : What on earth does prayer have to do with success? Surely belief in imaginary entities goes against the logical mindset need for success.

    • tina says

      God is everything! From all that was said, why focus or comment on what you don’t believe. A successful person doesn’t become successful by being negative.

    • Lenny says

      Even if you’re not religious, the same principle can be applied with mediation or yoga. The point of the practice is to foster mindfulness and practice deep breathing. Additionally, success requires faith, if not in a higher power than simply in yourself and the purpose that drives your actions. By the way, there’s no need to insult those who hold views different than your own. If anything, that lack of tolerance goes against the open mindset necessary for success.

  9. kelly says

    It is in the quiet times, that we find ourselves! I always feel better getting up early, and at same time each a.m. Staying on that routine is the trick! All very helpful tips. and info. Thanks:)

  10. Gloria. says

    Am really willingly to work and be successful in my life but no job. It really hurts after university graduation.
    Am a very intelligent and hardworking lady.

  11. says

    I never heard of you until today. I was on my twitter and you were on the sidebar as a suggested follow. I was intrigued by the title “self-made millionaire” so I did a research through Facebook, saw the image of your latest book which I really got excited about because of the title, “Comfort is the Enemy of Achievement” which goes with my organization that I’m a part of right now the “Get Uncomfortable Squad”.

    Later, I saw that 42 of my Facebook friends had already liked your Page, I then came to this site to read this article and found out that the book is available for FREE download! I was really stoked. Did some more research on YouTube and began dropping my mouth!

    Last but not least, I watch a video on YouTube where you were speaking about Unity and us being ONE! This is what God has been calling me to, and making it even more clear over the past seven months. I’m excited to meet someone (although I don’t personally know you) that shares my vision.

    Thank you for sharing your world, your life and your desires to reach others. The thing that you and your friends did at such a young age, I just know that so many disadvantaged kids in the inner city can do the same! I believe there can be a mindset & shift and a major change in what happens to our community. We do need unity for it to happen…I don’t know why there’s so much division.

    I know there’s a chance that you may not read this being that you are a multi-millionaire, but then there also is a chance that you will, so I will put it out there and let you know that I would love to connect with you if at all possible in the future. If you have a chance, please visit my blog. There is a spiritual focus on it, and I’m actually revamping things right now.

    Have a great day!

  12. Ogunlade, Lawrence Aderemi says

    Dr, you have stated the fact and i totally agree with the 5 great tips. I will surely stick to it strictly in order to achieve the best.

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