Running every morning is my most rewarding daily habit. In addition to endorphins and a big energy boost, it provides the quiet time I need to make plans or learn by listening to an audiobook. The tech space moves so quickly: If you don’t take the time to keep learning, you fall behind very quickly.
—Cristina Dolan, Global Head of Marketing, Content, Communities & Communications Products, TradingScreen
Each morning before I answer emails, I go to the mountains near my house to run and pray. I ask God to guide me to make the right business and personal decisions that day. On the way to and from the mountain, I listen to speeches from the greats—such as Napoleon Hill, Jim Rohn, Wayne Dyer, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and Warren Buffett—to get motivated for the day. Since starting this practice, I’ve generated more revenue for my business, and I feel happier throughout the day.
—Elvira Guzman, CEO of Elvie G PR, celebrity publicist, host of The Elvira Guzman Show
I block out the first hour of my day so I can prioritize my to-do list and take care of the things on my plate. That might mean walking around the office, grabbing coffee with someone or answering emails. Whatever it is, I know I have the time set aside to take care of it every day.
—Sandra Collier, Vice President, People & Organization at Wrigley Americas
Making an effort to regularly watch online content; all different kinds. As the leader of New Form, it is so important that I keep up to date on new, emerging material. It is essential to remain nimble and open minded as a content creator. I found the best way to do that is to watch everything out there; dedicate 10 minutes a day to doing so. That means YouTube, Music.ly, YouNow, web series… the list goes on. Plus, it’s a good break in your day to check out something that makes you laugh, even if it’s just the latest viral video.
–Kathleen Grace, chief creative officer, New Form Digital
I’ve practiced Thai boxing since day one of my entrepreneurship journey. It lets me channel all of my pressure and frustrations into a laser-focused workout. I also play guitar and listen to music as a way to relax. A daily routine that is 100 percent focused around work is bad for my health.
—Yoav Vilner, CEO, Ranky
My best daily habit is waking up each morning feeling grateful for the opportunity to live another day and have impact on the world around me. It is important to remember that we only live once, and we must take advantage of every opportunity in front of us in order to achieve greatness and live a fulfilling life.
—Thatcher Spring, CEO, GearLaunch
This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.