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Wisdom from the Titans: Insights from 15 Successful Entrepreneurs

There is no formula for success in becoming a successful entrepreneur. If that were the case, everyone would be able to learn it, and everyone would become successful in business. Some entrepreneurs are dropouts, and others have high education. What does exist is tips and advice that many successful entrepreneurs agree on. Advice that will help to reach the top, or to survive the first years of entrepreneurship.

Below are the top 15 tips from successful entrepreneurs:

Successful entrepreneurial tips about productivity and efficiency

Successful entrepreneurs care a lot about productivity and efficiency. The more focus and the more you get done in one day, the better.

Tip 1: Focus on "The Big Three"

The focus on "The Big Three", which became known by Steve Jobs, means that you only want to have three big things on your agenda to be a successful entrepreneur. Three projects, three subjects to choose from, or three things to do on the same day.

Everything else is a minor issue, according to Steve, and by limiting yourself to the top three, you can give it all the focus it deserves. Only when these three things are done there can be time for other things.

Tip 2: Always make a planning

Successful people plan their day and their week. Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, is very much in favor of evaluating the week before on Sunday. He then draws up a plan for the following week, and on Monday morning he starts working on it.

He makes sure that the whole week consists of a to-do list that contributes to the strategy that has been mapped out. He also uses Sunday to evaluate or adjust that strategy.

Tip 3: Live healthily

Richard Branson gets up every day at 5:45 am to do a workout. According to him, a small workout in the morning gives 4 hours of extra energy.

Few successful entrepreneurs smoke, consume alcohol, or eat poorly. A healthy body is crucial for a healthy mind.

Tip 4: Don't waste time on things that don't matter

Many successful entrepreneurs always wear the same clothes. That saves time. If you have to make decisions all day long, you don't want to stand in front of your wardrobe in the morning to make a decision. Do I wear red or green today? If that choice has already been made, you can spend the energy on other things. They are also excellent at time management.