Daily Rituals of Six of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

There is no secret formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Running or managing a business, regardless of size, can be exhausting and overwhelming if time and priorities aren’t managed well. Although there is no secret formula, it seems every successful entrepreneur has a part of their regular daily routine which they attribute to having an enormous impact on their lives and success.Here are some tricks of the trade, shared by the world’s most successful business experts:


Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp, is rumored to use different forms of meditation to keep him grounded. In April 2013 Murdoch tweeted about his attempt at trying Transcendental Meditation, which is known to greatly reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, help with weight loss goals, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Craig Newmark , Founder of Craigslist Online Classified Services in over 50 countries likes to start his day grounded in reality. Newmark told
Fast Company Magazine that he enjoys starting his days reading customer service complaints and answering them. This helps him to stay focused on the core basics of the company’s services.

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, talks about getting away on private retreats and awaking early in the morning for deeper reflection time. “I get up in the morning and come into what must be the nicest office in the world. It’s a fantastic time for reflection and thinking about things. I come up with more ideas here than I do in the day-to-day running back home,” Branson told
Fortune Magazine.

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, has extremely busy “New York Style” days running a news site which attracts 250 million unique visitors every month. Her best tip is simple, “My single most effective trick for getting things done is to stop doing what I’m doing and get some sleep,” Huffington told
Inc. Magazine.

David Karp, Founder of Tumblr, at just 25 years of age has vowed not to check his email until he’s in the office at 9:30, leaving his early morning activities open for other things. “Reading e-mails at home never feels good or productive. If something urgently needs my attention, someone will call or text me,” Karp tells
Inc. Magazine.

Warren Buffett, Investor, attributes much of his success to the habit of reading, a lot of reading. Reading everything from trade journals and financial reports to 3-4 newspapers daily as well as books from a broad range of topics – Buffett shuts everything out and focuses on his reading. He stays very tuned out from the online world and likes to simplify and categorize his reading choices.  He makes reading his priority.

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Rachida EssadiqRachida Essadiq, Director of Marketing at NTC Texas is a successful five year marketing veteran, running events and campaigns for large to  small enterprises and non-profits.  She specializes in blogging, social media, branding/ identity and search engine optimization, striving to provide NTC Texas customers and fans with entertaining and valuable educational resources to find success in all areas of their businesses.